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Call No.: Arch E80A.3
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Title: United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course (Harvard University) records
Quantity: .25 collection (1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Records of the United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course, established in 1944
Interested researchers should also refer to collections pertaining to the other wartime training programs at HBS, and to the Harvard Service News at HBS and at the Harvard University Archives. The Harvard University Archives also has Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course materials at UAV 157.1277 hd.
The Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course was established in 1944 at several locations in the U.S., one of which was Harvard Business School. The HBS program involved eight weeks of training in the business of contract terminations, cutbacks, and property disposal necessitated by changes in Army Air Forces tactical requirements. Approximately 4,200 officers received instruction throughout the country, about one sixth of them at HBS. The goal of the program was to train men for participation in termination teams, composed of contracting officers, negotiators, legal officers, and accountants. Instruction was provided by the faculty of HBS under the direction of Cecil Fraser, with John Heflin serving as Commandant. The course of study was offered only twice at HBS. The second and final group graduated in November 1944.
The collection contains nine folders, alphabetically arranged, including schedules and assignments, correspondence regarding the course, press clippings, registration materials, and school bulletins, 1944-1945.