Service Overview

Baker Library Special Collections has 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 more information on our collections, please consult the Collections page. For tips on locating materials, please consult the Search page.

The following fellowships include support for research at Baker Library:

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

The NERFC is a collaborative association comprised of 22 major cultural agencies. In 2017-2018, NERFC will offer at least 18 awards with a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions, including Baker Library Special Collections.

Special Collections research archivists are available to discuss your research and how a New England Regional Consortium fellowship might assist you. Please contact us.

To learn more about NERFC and the application process, please visit the NERFC website.

The Business History Group, Harvard Business School awards four different fellowships and grants. To learn more about these specific programs and the application process, please visit the Business History website.

The Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Travel Fellowship

The purpose of this fellowships 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 non-tenured faculty in those fields from other universities, and Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields, whose research requires travel away from Cambridge.

The Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship

The purpose of this fellowship 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. 

The Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholars in Business History Program

The purpose of this fellowship 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.  

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.