The Historic Industry and Trade Literature Collection, also known as Baker Old Class, is the original circulating collection of Harvard Business School.
The unique arrangement of the collection groups publications by industry, allowing researchers to readily browse related research materials. A Classification of Business Literature provides an overview of this system, devised specifically for Harvard Business School.
- advertising and marketing
- business and economic conditions
- financial services
- organization and industrial management
- public relations
This collection is a valuable resource for researchers hoping to gather and analyze data, and holdings include corporate histories, directories, government documents, handbooks, pamphlets, and trade publications that are not widely available.
Baker Old Class titles are cataloged in the Harvard Library catalog HOLLIS. Select titles are available digitally.
Several Baker Library exhibits draw upon these materials, including: