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Collection Overview
Title:Harvey C. Krentzman papers
Location: 70/4
Call Number:M34
Volume:1.0 cubic ft.
Scope and Content Note:The collection documents Harvey "Chet" Krentzman's professional work as a small business consultant and instructor, spanning the years 1953-1992. The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to numerous workshops conducted for the New England small business community and to his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Small Business. Included are notes, correspondence, brochures, lecture material, articles about Krentzman, writings by him, and testimony. Personal information about Krentzman can be found in the biographical articles and Temple Mishkan Tefila newsletters.
Historical Note:Harvey "Chet" Krentzman graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Engineering in 1949. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1952, and in 1954 he established the Advanced Management Associates, Inc., a management company providing consultant services to small businesses. In 1959 he was invited to start the Small Business Institute at the Northeastern University Office of Adult and Continuing Education. From the 1960s through the early 1980s, he ran a number of small business workshops under the sponsorship of Northeastern, Babson College, Bentley College, and the Smaller Business Association of New England. Because Krentzman was a recognized regional and national expert on the challenges faced by small businesses, he gave testimony at the United States Senate's Select Committee on Small Business in 1962 and 1971. He served as treasurer of Temple Mishkan Tefila, and he was an active alumnus of Northeastern, serving as a Corporation Member since 1975, and as a Member of the Board of Trustees since 1983.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Krentzman, Harvey C., 1926-2005

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Continuing Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Small Business Institute
  • Smaller Business Association of New England
  • United States. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business

  • Adult education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Business education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Business consultants
  • Continuing education

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Peter Rawson and Ken Risley, February 1999

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1Biographical Articles1953-2005
1"The Boston Plan", Proposal for Small Business Capital Bank1974
1Lecture Notes, Finance1967
Seminars and Workshops
1Babson College1980-1981
1Management Strategies, Bentley College1977-1979
1Money Retreat, Northeastern University1968-1969
1Negotiating the Deal, Newton, MA1978
1Small Business Institute, Northeastern University (10 folders)n.d., 1958-1975
1Small Business Seminar, Bentley College1977-1978
1Smaller Business Association of New England (3 folders)1960-1983
1Teaching Materials, Boston University1953-1958
1Temple Mishkan Tefila1968-1972
1United States Senate Select Committee on Small Business (2 folders)1962-1971
1Writings (2 folders)1953-1968