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Historical Collections

From its inception, Baker Library has collected rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. Spanning seven centuries, the collections include manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, broadsides, photographs, prints, advertising ephemera, and corporate reports. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields.

The collections are available for use in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room, located on the first floor of Baker Library adjacent to the Historic Lobby.

Recent Additions

Lehman Brothers Collection: Twentieth-Century Business Archives

Feature Exhibit

The Art of American Advertising, 1865-1910

Featured Resource

Web Guide to Photograph Collections

Current Research

Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters
By Walter A. Friedman

Fortune Tellers
By Walter A. Friedman

Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence In Business School Education
By Michel Anteby

Manufacturing Morals
By Michel Anteby

Gentlemen Bankers: the World of J. P. Morgan
By Susie J. Pak

Gentlemen Bankers
By Susie Pak

Marking Modern Times: A History of clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life
By Alexis McCrossen

Marking Modern Times
By Alexis McCrossen


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