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Georges F. Doriot
December 11, 2014
Learn more about the man who played a pioneering role in the emergence of the postwar entrepreneurial economy through his roles as an educator and venture capital innovator.
The Archives: Bringing the Museums to Life
March 21, 2014
With 3,000 printed volumes, as well as a wealth of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and architectural drawings, the records in the Harvard Art Museums Archives date back to the opening of the Fogg Museum in 1895.
February 20, 2014
Honoring Black History Month, the Archives features the Roscoe Conkling Simmons Papers, an extraordinary collection documenting Simmons's work in politics, public speaking, journalism, and civic activism...
February 12, 2014
Erich Segal’s novel Love Story, a heartbreaking tale with a Harvard setting, was published on February 14, 1970. The Archives has recently acquired a collection of the author’s papers…
January 21, 2014
250 years ago, fire destroyed Old Harvard Hall, home to the College's library and scientific apparatus. Archival documents record the event and the generous donations that rebuilt Harvard's library...
Records Management News
January 14, 2014
Start 2014 productively by implementing good records management practices. Five ways to help your office work more efficiently by saving time, money, and resources…
The Snow of Past and Present
January 6, 2014
Although we New Englanders will be bundled up just like Henry Moore's outdoor sculpture on campus until the spring thaw, seeing the Harvard Art Museums’ facility covered in fresh snow never fails to bring us a spark of warmth.
The Art of American Advertising, 1865-1910
November 21, 2013
Examine the ways in which an emerging advertising industry reached a national market with innovative printing technologies and marketing strategies that crossed the boundaries of art and commerce.
Painterly Penmanship: A Letter from Georgia O’Keeffe, 1938
In a recent visit to our Archives, we happened upon this beautifully handwritten letter from Georgia O’Keeffe to Edward Forbes, the Fogg Museum’s former director.
60th Anniversary of Legendary Dylan Thomas Reading at the Fogg Museum
On a Sunday evening, on May 3, 1953, Dylan Thomas stood in front of a teeming crowd at the Fogg Museum’s Norton Lecture Hall, reading from his unﬁnished play Under Milk Wood.
Building the Foundation
Trace the development of business education for women from Radcliffe College in 1937 to Harvard Business School, and discover how program directors, administrators, faculty prepared students to take their places in the business world.
South Sea Bubble Resources
This guide provides contextual information about the South Sea Bubble, a detailed index of the South Sea Bubble Collection at Baker Library, and links to available digital content.
Web Guide to Photographs
November 11, 2012
The photograph collections at Baker Library Historical Collections hold more than 22,000 images of factories, equipment, techniques, processes, and people at work in industrial settings.
Railroads and the Transformation of Capitalism
Unprecedented in size and complexity, the 19th century U.S. railroad system made possible an unparalleled level of commerce and became one of the models on which the foundations of modern capitalism would be based.
Human Relations Movement
In the 1920s, HBS professors led a landmark study of worker behavior at Western Electric's Hawthorne Works plant. The experiments represented a milestone in the dawn of the human relations movement.
Bubbles, Panics, & Crashes
From the 1830s to the 1930s, asset price bubbles inflated and burst multiple times, shattering public confidence and devastating markets in the U.S. and around the world.
Latin American Oral History
The Latin American Oral History Project seeks to fill the gaps in business history information - especially the impact of globalization and economic cycles - for Latin American Southern Cone countries.
The Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis & Its Legacy
The Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis & Its Legacy. A survey of the early (1965-91) work in computer mapping by Howard Fisher at the GSD.
Art Museums Archives Catalogs Key Collections
Last month, the Archives announced the completion of a project to catalog items from its collection, which also include documents concerning the early development of the Harvard Art Museums and letters from T.S. Eliot and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Accounts of public executions in 18th and 19th century England were sold on the streets for a penny, hundreds of which are part of the Law School's Dying Speeches and Bloody Murders collection.
From Austen to Zola: The Amy Lowell Collection
Amy Lowell - a controversial, cigar-smoking, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet - collected works by prominent artists such as Jane Austen, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, Michaelangelo, Walt Whitman and Émile Zola. A selection from Lowell's collection of rare books and manuscripts is showcased at Houghton Library.