Joe Jeff Goldblatt papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains photographs, slides, audiocassettes, manuscript galleys, correspondence, photograph releases, clippings, book contract, press releases, and media guidelines. This material dates from 1984-97. The material relates to the production and publication of Mr. Goldblatt's books "Special Events: The Art and Science of Celebration" (published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1990), "Dictionary of Events Management" (edited with Carol McKibben, published by John Wiley and Sons, 1996) and "Special Events: the Best Practices in Modern Event Management" (published by John Wiley and Sons, 1997).
This collection is part of the Event Management and Marketing Archives. This archives was established to support the Forum for Sport and Event Management and Marketing of the International Institute of Tourism Studies at The George Washington University.
- Creation: 1984-1997
- Goldblatt, Joe Jeff (Person)
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Joe Jeff Goldblatt (1952- ) was a member of The George Washington University faculty and the founding director of The Event Management Program at the University. Dr. Goldblatt is the author, co author, or editor of six books including the first text book in the field of event management studies (Special Events, the Art and Science of Celebration, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1990). He is responsible for establishing Event Management as a field of study in higher education and the courses he developed are currently being taught in seven different Universities in five countries. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and television programs and is the recipient of the only lifetime achievement award given for contributions in the field of event management by the International Special Events Society. Currently, he is the president of The Goldblatt Company, Inc. which he founded in 1990 as an event management consulting organization. He was the executive producer of The Wonder Company from 1976 to 1990, a special events firm that produced large scale events for corporations, associations, and governments. Goldblatt was also the founding president of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and served as its first president in 1987. In 1993, the ISES awarded Goldblatt the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation.
Goldblatt is the son of the late Max and Rosa Goldblatt, and was raised in Dallas, Texas. His father was a city councilman in Dallas for two terms and one of the founders of the Dallas County Community College system. Joe Jeff Goldblatt received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from St. Edward's University in 1975, with a major in theatre. He earned a Masters of Tourism Administration from The George Washington University in 1994, and earned the doctor of education (Ed.D.) degree at the same university in 1996. Goldblatt is married to Nancy Lynner and they have two sons. Over the years, Joe Jeff Goldblatt has been involved in producing hundreds of special events and shares his expertise through educational resources offered at the university level. He has also written numerous articles in trade and professional journals on event management. His published works include Special Events, the Art and Science of Celebration (published in English and Korean) and the second edition entitled, Special Events: Best Practices in Modern Event Management. He has also published The Ultimate Party Handbook, The Ultimate Guide to Sport Event Management and Marketing (co authored by Stedman Graham and Lisa Delpy Nierotti, Ph.D), Dollars and Events (with Frank Supovitz), and The Dictionary of Event Management (with Carol McKibben). In addition, Goldblatt is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Event Management. Management and Event Tourism Journal.
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Collection contains photographs, slides, audiocassettes, manuscript galleys, correspondence, photograph releases, clippings, book contract, press releases, and media guidelines. This material dates from 1984-97. The material relates to the production and publication of Mr. Goldblatt's books "Special Events: The Art and Science of Celebration" (published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1990), "Dictionary of Events Management" (edited with Carol McKibben, published by John Wiley and Sons, 1996) and "Special Events: the Best Practices in Modern Event Management" (published by John Wiley and Sons, 1997).
Organized into three series: Special Events: The Art and Science of Celebration; Dictionary of Event Management; Special Events: The Best Practices in Modern Event Management.
Joe Jeff Goldblatt and his wife, Nancy Lynner, donated materials relating to the production and publication of Special Events: The Art and Science of Celebration to the Gelman Library in 1994. In 1997, materials concerning the publication of the Dictionary of Events Management and Special Event: the Best Practices in Modern Event Management were donated as an accretion to the original collection. At the time of the initial donation, Mr. Goldblatt and Ms. Lynner transferred all rights, such as they held them to the collection materials to The George Washington University.
from the original finding aid: Special Events: the Best Practices in Modern Event Management is the professional, second edition of Goldblatt's earlier work, Special Events: The Art and Science of Celebration. To avoid confusion between the two editions, this finding aid and the headings written on each folder of the collection will refer to the first edition as Art and Science of Celebration" and the second edition as "Best Practices in Modern Event Management". The Goldblatt materials are grouped together by the title of the book to which they relate. Thus there are three major groupings: Art and Science of Celebration
This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address outdated descriptive language. During that revision staff edited the description in the Scope and Content notes in Series 1 and 3. To see the description prior to revisions, please view the previous version of the Joe Jeff Goldblatt Papers finding aid.
- Goldblatt, Joe Jeff (Person)
- George Washington University. Event Management Program (Organization)
- George Washington University (Organization)
- Guide to the Joe Jeff Goldblatt Papers, 1984-1997
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English