William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for William D. Gasser
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Additional Finding Aids
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records
Inclusive Date(s)
1968-1996
Abstract
The William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records contain promotional materials, memorandums, itinerary, news clippings, a videotape, and a presentation speech. Materials within this collection date from 1968 to 1996.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (Half-Hollinger box)
Location
C.S. South, Shelf 752
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Biographical Information for William D. Gasser (Collapse)

William D. Gasser was an independent auditor at Jones Chemicals, Inc. from 1940 to 1967. He was also a partner-in-charge of the Rochester office of Haskins & Sells in 1967. Willam D. Gasser became a member of Jones Chemicals, Inc.'s board of directors and secretary to several companies owned by John Wiley Jones, the company's president. He joined the College of Business faculty in 1967 and achieved a list of honors and accomplishments. These include a citation from the editors of , Outstanding Kiwanian, a 10-year term as chairman of the Board of the New York State CPA Examiners, and RIT's Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1971. He also served on the boards of several charitable, business, and professional organizations, including the Catholic Charities of Rochester, the Hearing and Speech Center of Rochester, and the Monroe County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

The William D. Gasser Distinguished Lectureship was established by Jones Chemicals, Inc. of Caledonia, New York, in recognition of Professor Gasser's numerous contributions as a teacher at RIT and as a director of and financial advisor to Jones Chemicals, Inc. The annual program bringing distinguished guest lecturers to RIT's College of Business. Past lecturers include, but are not limited to: Michael N. Chetkovich, managing partner of Haskins & Sells; Congressman Barber B. Conable, Jr.; C. Jackson Grayson, Jr., Founder and Chairman of the American Productivity and Quality Center; Jerry Greenfield, a co-founder of Ben and Jerry's; David Neelmanm, founder and chairman oof JetBlue Airways Corp., and Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media.

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The William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records contain promotional materials, such as brochures, invitations, and attendance cards for various lectures of the William D. Gasser Lectureship in Business series. Also included are itnerary and flyers for the lectureship series, as well as news clippings in RIT's News & Events and the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper about the distinguished lecturers and their speeches.

There is a copy of Michael N. Chetkovich's speech about "Accounting and Accountability", which was presented in 1977. Also included are memorandums between RIT deans, directors, department heads, faculty, and administrative and professional staff. There is a videotape of the 1996 William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer speech "Back to the Future" by A. William Wiggenhorn. Materials within the collection date from 1968 to 1996.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arrranged by material type and in chronological order.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

William D.Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Gasser, William D.

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute Of Technology. Saunders College of Business.

Subject(s)

  • Business schools -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Lectures and lecturing -- New York (State) -- Rochester

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Flyer
  • Memorandums
  • Promotional materials
  • Schedules (time plans)
  • Speeches

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecturer records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0647

Source of Acquisition

Materials were compiled from pre-existing collections within RIT Archive Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in January 2016.

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