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Mss:784 1933-1982 C755

Consolidated Investment Trust. Consolidated Investment Trust Records, 1933-1982: 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.: Mss:784 1933-1982 C755
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Consolidated Investment Trust records
Date(s): 1933-1982.
Quantity: 3.25 linear feet (13 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The records of the Consolidated Investment Trust of Boston, Massachusetts include trustee records, executive committee record, and shareholder records.


Gift of Lawrence Coolidge of Loring, Wolcott & CoolidgeFiduciary Services, 2001.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2015
By: Tessa Cierny

Conditions Governing Access:

Some materials are stored offsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information regarding this collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Consolidated Investment Trust Records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

The Consolidated Investment Trust (CIT) was a Boston, Massachusetts based medium-sized mutual fund founded in 1933 by a small group of prominent Boston businessman including Chandler Hovey, W. Rodman Peabody, and Frederic E. Snow. The fund began with the consolidation of mutual funds managed by Peabody & Co. in the 1930s which at the time had several thousand shareholders. In 1972 Consolidated Investment Trust acquired Boston Property Trust and was soon thereafter reorganized. Due to a slow decline in total assets over the next 10 years, in 1982 CIT sought to combine with another investment company and were ultimately acquired by The George Putnam Fund of Boston in December of the same year.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The Consolidated Investment Trust records span the years 1933 to 1982 and primarily document the management of the fund over five decades beginning with its inception in 1933 through to its liquidation on December 17, 1982. The collection consists of thirteen volumes which contain trustee records, executive committee records, and shareholder records.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Financial services industry.
Investment banking--Massachusetts--Boston.
Investment analysis.
Mutual funds.
Investment companies.
Consolidated Investment Trust
Kidder, Peabody & Co.