About This Collection

The HBS Archives include the records of Harvard Business School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. The archives are a rich resource to learn about subjects such as:  the development of the case method, changes in curriculum, the intersection of the School and innovations in business, and the global impact of Harvard Business School. 

Highlights:

The collection includes administrative, operational, programmatic, and academic records with permanent historical value.  As the official record keeper, the HBS Archives provides documentary evidence of decisions, program development and pivotal events.  Student publications, event posters, and other materials vividly capture student life on campus. Photographic images illustrate the history of HBS, including faculty members, staff, students, the campus, and special events.

Research archivists can work with you to identify photographs, and documents as well as audio and video files for use in HBS publications, presentations, media productions, and other School products.

Components of This Collection

HBS Theses

Printed versions of all HBS Doctoral theses are available for use in Baker Library Special Collections.

School Publications

The HBS Archives collections school publications such as class yearbooks, alumni publications, and course catalogs, among many others.  

HBS Photographs & Films

Photographs & films from the 1920s to the present day.