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If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the Chairperson.

 

The Forms Museum committee serves under the BFMA Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that is separate from BFMA.

 

Chairperson:

Dr. G. Jay Christensen, CECC, CFRW (jay.christensen@csun.edu)

 

 

Committee Members:

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC (rkillam@essociatesgroup.com)

 

 

Responsibilities/Goals:

 

Forms Museum in the future will mean a great deal to BFMA and the larger forms industry community.
It will tell everyone who visits the museum where we have come from and where we are going. It will
give members and guests a sense of belonging to an organization and an enterprise that has made
this nation strong with its forms and its procedures. Specifically, we should consider these steps:


1. Continue acquiring items of interest from Dr. Ben (Benjamin S. Graham) and, also, his possible
collection of photographs. Also, try to find out from Taylor Corporation in Minnesota what has
happened to the Standard Register equipment.


2. Solidify from the Printing Museums (especially Houston) whether they would accept a wing in their
museum or traveling exhibits of forms management materials.


3. Prepare PowerPoint slides as a kind of virtual reality museum for presentation at conferences or
board meetings of the proposed four wings of the Museum:
     Wing 1: Pioneers in Forms and Paperwork Management, incluiding Lillian Gilbreth, Dr. Ben S.
Graham, Alan Mogensen (Work Simplification), Leslie Matthies (Inventor of Playscript Procedure)
among other achievements), Ray Marien, and Carl Osteen (Publications and Forms Management
text)
     Wing 2: Development of Forms Design, Forms Analysis, and Forms Management: From the Chinese
to the Digital Age (includes the paper industry)
     Wing 3: Pioneers in Professional Forms Management: Including National Organization Committee,
Growth of Chapters , First Organization and Chapter President (George Bubnash), National
Organizing Committee President (Jo Warner), Forms Courses Offered by Members and Associated
Colleges/IUniversities (Washington State, Norm Chilton and California (Los Angeles), George
Bubnash/G. Jay Christensen), National and Regional Conventions, Changing Forms Management
Scene
     Wing 4. The Flying Form (original icon) Signals BFMA As Vibrant Organization (Chapter activities
over the last 45 Years), Regional Specialties and Speakers, Chapter Publications, Research Activities,
Formation of Special Boards (such as BFMA Education Foundation), Highlighted Special National
Conventions, Certification Programs
     Wing 5 (Possibly): The Future of Forms Management (Including Digital Forms, Special Technologies,
and Mobile Uses) and the Global Reach of Forms Management (Canada-Australia-U.S., Etc.)


Our Motto for the Forms Museum could be "A Forms Is a Form in any Form." Therefore, perhaps, it is
important to start with a less expensive effort called Virtual Reality. I think it is important to build an
idea of what it is like to walk through a Forms Museum and visit the different wings.

 

Progress Reports:

 

March 15, 2017 We have centralized all BFMA records from the former central office and other locations. We are in the process of examining these records, scanning them into electronic files, and building the online portion of the museum.

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