Baker Library Historical Collections
Materials related to the founding of Harvard Business School and building of the HBS campus include historical documents and photographs, correspondence, financial records, pamphlets, clippings, maps, ephemera, blueprints, and architectural drawings. Relevant information can also be found in the Office of the Dean’s Records and in publications such as the Bulletin of Business Research, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, HBS Annual Reports (yearbooks), and course catalogues.
Harvard University Archives
The Harvard University Archives holds significant collections relating to the founding of Harvard Business School and construction of its campus. Materials include historical documents and photographs, correspondence, financial records, pamphlets, clippings, maps, photographs, and ephemera. Collections of note are the papers of Harvard Presidents Charles Eliot, A. Lawrence Lowell, and Harvard University Professor of Economics Frank W. Taussig as well as the records of the Harvard Corporation, Harvard Board of Overseers, and the University’s Office of the Recording Secretary.
Property Information Resource Center,University Planning Office, Harvard University
This collection includes detailed architectural materials relating to the building of the HBS campus and contains photographs, maps, blueprints, and drawings and sketches of site plans, sections, elevations, and floor plans.
Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society houses the records of architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Researchers can find historical documents, correspondence, financial records, pamphlets, clippings, photographs, maps, and ephemera relating to the building of the HBS campus. The wealth of architectural records also includes blueprints, drawings and sketches of site plans, sections, elevations, and floor plans.
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
The Archives at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site houses the landscape design projects of the Olmsted firm, which includes the landscaping plans for the Harvard Business School campus during its creation in the 1920s and expansion in the 1950s. The Olmsted site is open to researchers on a limited basis through 2010. A portion of the records of the Olmsted firm have been microfilmed and are available in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress.