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Arch GA 50.19

Lovekin, Osgood S., 1902-1990. Osgood S. Lovekin Papers, 1921-1933: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Arch GA 50.19
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Lovekin, Osgood S.
Title: Osgood S. Lovekin papers
Date(s): 1921-1933
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 11 volumes, 4 oversize folders)
Language of materials: Language: English
Abstract: The collection consists of course notebooks, copies of cases, and exams kept by HBS professor Osgood S. Lovekin while a student at Harvard Business School, University of California, and Stanford University during 1921-1933. The courses include statistics, public utilities, economics, trade union policies, and physics.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 2011
By: Andrea Cronin

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Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Osgood S. Lovekin Papers. HBS Archives. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Osgood S. Lovekin of Fairfield, Connecticut, graduated in 1927 with an MBA from Harvard Business School. He completed the undergraduate requirements for a medical degree at Stanford University in 1925 but instead entered Harvard Business School in 1925. Studying industrial problems in Massachusetts, Lovekin assisted Elton Mayo in his research on human relations and industry along with his peers, Harold D. Lasswell, Fritz J. Roethlisberger, and W. Lloyd Warner. He later joined Elton Mayo's department at HBS in 1927 and taught as an instructor in industrial research from 1927-1930. He became an assistant professor of industrial research in 1930 and remained at HBS until 1934.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of course notebooks kept by HBS professor Osgood S. Lovekin while a student at Harvard Business School, University of California, and Stanford University. The collection documents the teaching methods at HBS during 1927-1933 and includes notes kept in class, copies of cases, and exams.

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