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Arch DC H654

Hillman, Ernest, 1912-2002. Ernest Hillman Papers, 1933-1935: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Arch DC H654
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Ernest Hillman papers
Date(s): 1933-1935
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Course materials, annotated cases, handouts and assignments kept by Harvard Business School student Ernest Hillman Jr., 1933-1935.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Thomas G. MacCracken, October 2006

Processing Information:

Processed: October 2006
By: Dominique Tremblay

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Ernest Hillman Papers, Harvard Business School Archives, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Ernest Hillman Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1912. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1933 and then enrolled briefly at Harvard Law School before enrolling at the Harvard Business School. He received his MBA in 1935.
Ernest Hillman Jr. helped found the Spoleto Festival USA and served as president of the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum. He was also a philanthropist who, at the time of his death, was contributing to over seventy-five civic, cultural and artistic organizations as well as serving as the founder and chairman of the Society for Peace in the Middle East. Additionally, Mr. Hillman traveled the world extensively, first as a liaison officer in the Navy and then later, on his own. He captured these recollections in his memoir, Liaison: An Instinctive Way of Life published in 2000 and Heroes: Family and Friends published in 2002. He died at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut in 2002.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection documents Ernest Hillman's academic career at Harvard Business School. The material consists of annotated cases, handouts and assignments from courses such as Accounting Principles, Business Economics, Finance, Industrial Management, Investment Management and Marketing, among others.

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Additional Index Terms

Business education.
Business--Study and teaching.
Case method--Study and teaching.
Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration--Alumni and alumnae.
Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration--Students.