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William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UR0026

Scope and Contents

William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy Records include reports, newsletters, brochures, flyers and oversize material documenting the Center’s activities.


  • 1985 - 2010

Biographical / Historical

The Schaefer Center for Public Policy was established in 1985 with a mission to bring the University of Baltimore’s academic expertise to bear in solving problems faced by government and nonprofit organizations. The center offers the following services: strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation and analysis, opinion research, management consulting and management training. It is through the Schaefer Center that the University of Baltimore and the College of Public Affairs meet a central component of the University’s mission of applied research and public service to the Baltimore metropolitan area and to the state of Maryland. The Schaefer Center is committed to serving its constituency: the public sector in the Maryland region. Over the past 25 years, the Schaefer Center has received hundreds of grants and contracts from various local, state and federal agencies, as well as from nonprofit organizations. The Center is home to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows program, a leadership development program for Maryland nonprofit executive directors, which the Center runs on behalf of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. The Center was instrumental in the implementation of Maryland’s Managing for Results program, training over 4,600 state managers to prepare them and their agencies to participate effectively in the program. The Center provides training for election judges (poll workers) in Baltimore City, improving the effectiveness of election administration. The Center also hosts a variety of conferences and educational programs to advance public administration and public service in Maryland and beyond.


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Language of Materials



William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy Records are organized into four series ordered chronologically within each series.

Custodial History

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Baltimore Institutional Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA