This collection, held by the Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger Library, documents the various stages of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration and includes records of the Training Course in Personnel Administration (1937-1944), the Management Training Program (1944-1955), as well as the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration (1955-1963).
The collection consists of the administrative records of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration held by the HBS Archives. This small collection includes articles and news clippings, profiles and reports on students and alumnae, committee reports and minutes, annual reports, conference materials, and newsletters.
This collection contains fund-raising and reunion correspondence, alumnae questionnaires, newsletters, and speeches and notes from HRPBA reunions, including the 50th anniversary meeting in 1987.
In 1928, HBS professor N.S.B. Gras invited Henrietta Larson to join the newly developed Business History program at HBS. Larson accepted the offer and came to Harvard as a research assistant. In 1939, Henrietta Larson became the first woman appointed to Harvard Business School faculty. A pioneer in the field of business history, she co-authored the influential History of Standard Oil Company and, in 1961, became the first woman awarded a full professorship at HBS. The collection consists of correspondence, teaching materials, and Business History Foundation records kept by Professor Larson.
Joan Fiss Bishop was one of five pioneer graduates of the Training Course in Personnel Administration in 1938. She was an active alumna, serving on the HRPBA alumnae chapter’s board, helping organize annual alumnae conferences, and staying in close touch with former program administrators Raghnild Roberts and Edith Stedman. She was director of Career Counseling at Wellesley College, 1944-1975, and after retirement, ran career programs at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Captain Winifred Quick Collins was one of the first five graduates of the Training Course in Personnel Administration in 1938. Following World War II, Collins helped plan for the eventual acceptance of women into the regular Navy. This collection documents the personal and professional life of Captain Winifred Quick Collins and includes correspondence, alumnae programs and other material from the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration.
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