Inventory

Leadership Terre Haute
Dates:  1978-1980
Accession Number: 20071009B
Donor:  Leadership Terre Haute
Description:  Eleven file folders in a document case

History

Leadership Terre Haute was created in 1978 through the efforts of Richard Landini and Alan Rankin, president and president emeritus respectively of Indiana State University. The two assembled community leaders to discuss the need for identifying potential leaders in the community and to help these individuals recognize and fully develop their leadership potential.

The planning group recognized the need for diversity in leadership and sought to include representatives from the labor unions, rural areas and minorities.  A Lilly Endowment Foundation grant of $5,000 helped the group, under the supervision of Rankin, to initiate a formal leadership program.  Business, educational institutions and individuals worked together to provide the necessary funding for activities and workshops, as well as scholarships for potential participants with limited access to tuition funding.

When the first participants convened, they divided into study groups that were organized around topics of community interest such as education, government, business and industry, and cultural and recreational challenges. Participants met with individuals and groups interested/affected by those problems, wrote up reports of their findings with recommendations for action.

Leadership Terre Haute is now known as Leadership Wabash Valley.  Its offices are located in Indiana State University's College of Business.

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of several research papers prepared by study groups in Leadership Terre Haute's Class I (1978-1979) and Class II (1979-1980).

 

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Providing an Attractive Environment for Youth

1979

 

 

 

Folder 2

Providing an Attractive Environment for Youth

1980

 

 

 

Folder 3

Committee on Area Planning

1979

 

 

 

Folder 4

Committee on Area Planning

1980

 

 

 

Folder 5

Help Me . . . I Am Old': Awareness for the Aged
  Needed and Awaited

1980

 

 

 

Folder 6

How to Attract or Provide for Capable and Qualified
  Leadership in the Community - Report from the
  Committee on Efficient Local Government

1979

 

 

 

Folder 7

Report from the Committee on Efficient Government

1980

 

 

 

Folder 8

Terre Haute: A Nice Place to Live - Report from the
    Study Group for Economic Growth and Job Oppor-
  tunities

1980

 

 

 

Folder 9

Terre Haute's Civic Pride & Image

1980

 

 

 

Folder 10

Downtown Beautification and Revitalization

1979

 

 

 

Folder 11

Terre Haute:  Another Catch-22? A Brief Look at
  Area Problems of Economic Growth

1979

 

 

 

Folder 12

Community Pride

1979