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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

At the Intersection of Science and Art: Edwin H. Land and the Polaroid Corporation: The Formative Years

Featured Resource

Web Guide to Photograph Collections

Current Research

Empire of Cotton: A Global History
By Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton
By Sven Beckert

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

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