The Papers of Richard Leake, 1986-2011 | Luther College Archives

By Hayley Jackson

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Richard Leake, 1986-2011Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Leake, R

Primary Creator: Leake, Richard

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Subjects: Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Faculty and Staff, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students - Organizations

Languages: English


Records documenting the activities of the Entreprenuership Club at Luther College, which among other activities ran the non-profit company Life Refrigeration.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains annual reports, meeting minutes, memos, news clippings, notes, proposals, programs, and speeches relatating to the Entrepreneurship Club, the Erdman Prize, and the Estrem Endowment. Dated 1979-2011.

Collection Historical Note

The Entrepreneurship Club was founded in 1995 as SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise). The name changed in 1997 to LIFE (Luther In Free Enterprise). The name changed again in 2005 to Entrepreuneurship Club.

The Malcom and Maybelle Estrem Endowed Program for Entrepreneurial Studies was established in 1991 to enhance the study of entrepreneurship as a program within the Economics and Business department.

The Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prize for Entrepeneurship was founded in 1989 by Daryl and Audrey Erdman, '61. The prize was to be granted to students "who have demonstrated exceptional entreprenurial skills through their personal endeavors to start up and to manage their own business."

Biographical Note

Professor of economics and management at Luther College from 1975 to 2011. While at Luther, Leake served as the Luther College tennis coach (1975-2001), director of staff personnel (1977-1981), founded the Entrepreneurship Club and served as its faculty advisor, and founded the Richard and Penny Leake Endowed Tennis Fund in 1998 with his wife.

Subject/Index Terms

Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Faculty and Staff
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students - Organizations

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

Access Restrictions: Some records may be restricted. Consult the archivist for more information.

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Richard Leake Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/20/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Papers of Richard Leake, 1986-2011],
[Box 2: Papers of Richard Leake, 1995-2011],

Box 1: Papers of Richard Leake, 1986-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Entrepreneurial Showcase, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Entrepreneurial Showcase, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Estrem Endowment Guidelines, 1991-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Entrepreneurial Showcase Speakers, 1997-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Estrem Endowment Proposals, 2002-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Entrepreneurial Showcase, 2000-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Erdman Prize, 2002-2011Add to your cart.