Baker Library's Historical Collections Department offers resources covering a wide range of dates, geographic locations, and subject areas, but is particularly strong in documenting the growth of American business and industry from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. For a detailed explanation of the historic materials held by the library, please consult specific collections pages.
Currently, the following fellowships include support for research at Baker Library:
The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
The NERFC is a collaborative association currently comprised of eighteen major cultural agencies including Baker Library. The Consortium distributes a number of fellowships each year. For more information, please visit the NERFC website.
The Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Travel Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship, offered by the Harvard Business School, is to facilitate library and archival research in business or institutional economic history, broadly defined. The fellowship is available to Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, business administration, or a related discipline, graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities, and Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields, whose research requires travel away from Cambridge. For more information, please visit the Business History website.
The Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship, offered by the Harvard Business School, is to enable established scholars from around the world with the primary interest in the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School, conducting research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, presenting his or her work at a seminar, and interacting with HBS faculty. For more information, please visit the Business History website.
The Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholars in Business History Program
The purpose of this fellowship, offered by the Harvard Business School, is to invite established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School interacting with faculty and researchers, presenting work at research seminars, and conducting business history research. For more information, please visit the Business History website.
The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship
Harvard Business School and the Newcomen Society of the United States support a postdoctoral fellowship in business history for twelve months of residence and research at the Harvard Business School. For more information, please visit the Business History website.
For further information about any of the services provided by the Historical Collections Department, please contact the Associate Director, Public Services.