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SERIES Identifier: Arch GA 3

Series I. Correspondence/Subject files, 1947-1995

Scope and Contents

This series consists of letters to Andrews and copies of his outgoing letters, as well as reports, manuscripts, articles and other enclosures. Correspondents include Harvard Business School colleagues, business executives, others with shared areas of study and interest. The subjects include the mission of business education; the teaching and goals of business policy and upper-level management; the shaping and direction of Business Policy courses; executive development and training programs; and case leads and discussions of case development.

There is substantial correspondence with Andrews' mentor, Edmund P. Learned. The bulk of these letters were written while Andrews was in Switzerland during the academic year of 1958 -1959. The correspondence with Learned includes a long memorandum from Andrews discussing the focus of his book, Nook Farm and its relationship to business policy; and letters discussing the development of the Business Policy course. (There is also correspondence with Edmund P. Learned in Series III. Research and Writing.)

This series includes a letter from Andrews to Nathan Pusey, President of Harvard (July 18, 1969) on choosing a new dean for Harvard Business School; and correspondence related to efforts to establish a graduate school of business administration at the University of Witwatersrand (1964-1966) in South Africa.


  • 1946-1995

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact for more information.

Restricted material has been identified and separated. Note that box and folder lists of restricted material have been redacted.

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52 linear feet (119 boxes, 1 carton)
23 kilobytes (2 files from 3 disks)

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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