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HBS Archives Photograph Collection: Student Life, 1909-2005: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Arch P1.2
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: HBS Archives Photograph Collection: Student Life
Date(s): 1909-2005
Quantity: 32.82 linear feet (21 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 4 mapcase folders)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection includes photographs depicting student life at Harvard Business School from 1909-2005.

Processing Information:

Processed: September 2007
By: Dominique Tremblay

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Alternative Form Available:

Portions of the collection have been scanned and are available through VIA: http://via.harvard.edu

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: HBS Archives Photograph Collection: Student Life. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Related Collections:

The Student Life photographs are part of the HBS Archives Photograph Collections. Additional photograph collections include:

Historical Note:

Since the Harvard Business School's founding in 1908, vibrant student life, changing demographics, and student-organized activities have greatly influenced and strengthened the HBS student experience. Throughout the School's history, students founded clubs and organizations from the Staplers Club, starting in 1920 to the African-American Student Union, and coordinated social and networking activities such as dances at Copley Square, campus parties and recreational sports.
Important moments in the School's history have also played a role in the direction and development of student life during this time. Among these moments are the suspension of classes during World War II and the administration's concentration on various wartime efforts, the launch in 1945 of the first Executive Education classes, the admittance of the first fully matriculated women students in 1963, the installation of the first computers on campus in 1964, and the development of the first HBS program outside the US- the International Senior Management Program in Switzerland.

Series Outline

The Student Life series is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The collection documents HBS student culture since the construction of the HBS campus in 1927. The collection is divided into five series. The first, General Student Life, contains photographs of students on campus, students engaged in academic activities such as studying and learning in the classroom, recreational sporting events, social events and other campus functions. The second series, Clubs, documents the various student organizations that have existed at HBS through the years. The third, Class Photos, contains group photographs of entire classes or sections of HBS students. The fourth, Individual Students, contains student portraits taken for the yearbook. The last series consists of miscellaneous contact prints.

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