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SERIES Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 III

Series IIIA. Scientist research and development records, 1937-1987, bulk: 1940s-1970s

Scope and Contents

This series contains the records of Polaroid scientists and their research relating to the development of Polaroid products. The series has been arranged alphabetically by the scientists' last name. Much of the material in the records and subject files overlaps and corresponds with projects in Subseries II. Photographic Process Research and Development records and Subseries III. Cameras and other projects. The scientist records consist of subject files, memos, correspondence, scientific publications, patents and research and tests of film speed, dye transfer, developers, polarizers, vectographs and three dimensional images and movies. Not all Polaroid scientists are represented here; only scientists who had clear groupings of records or subject files. The bulk of the material in this series dates from the 1940s to the 1960s and has been kept in its original order.


  • 1937-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


610 linear feet (7 volumes, 1201 boxes, 57 oversize folders)

Physical Location



Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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