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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch AA 1.4

Dean’s Office correspondence files (Stanley F. Teele, Dean)

Scope and Contents

The Dean's Office Correspondence Files contain letters exchanged between the Office of the Dean and correspondents during the deanship of Stanley F. Teele from 1955 to 1962. The Correspondence Files also include speeches delivered by Dean Teele.


  • Creation: 1955-1962


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. This collection requires a secondary registration form. Please contact for more information on access procedures and reproduction services.

Conditions Governing Use

Users must request reproductions of materials from this collection. No personal photography or scanning is allowed.


38.5 linear feet (77 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Stanley F. Teele (1906-1967) was the fourth Dean of Harvard Business School (1955-1962). His tenure as Dean was marked by the celebration of HBS's 50th anniversary in 1958, and it was an era of expansion and reorganization at the School. The Doctoral Program was reorganized and enlarged. The Executive Education Middle Management Program was reorganized into the Program for Management Development. HBS faculty assisted in establishing and staffing new business schools around the world, including IMEDE in Lausanne, Switzerland (now IMD Business School), INSEAD in Paris, and business programs at the University of Istanbul and Keio University. Teele was also a strong supporter of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration and the Trade Union Program. A full review and revision of the MBA curriculum and the organization of the MBA faculty, were ongoing at the time of Teele's resignation due to ill health in 1962.

Stanley F. Teele earned a BA from Amherst College in 1928 and an MBA (1930) and DCS (1933) from HBS. He held many jobs at HBS between 1931 and 1962, including Research Assistant at the Bureau of Business Research, 1931-1933; Assistant Professor of Marketing, 1935-1938; Associate Professor, 1938-1944; Professor of Business Administration, 1944-1946; Associate Dean, 1946-1955; and Dean, 1955-1962. He was also Deputy Director of the Procurement Policy Division of the War Production Board from 1941 to 1943 and served on the Board of Directors of many corporations, including S.H. Kress & Co.

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Related Materials

Other correspondence files for the Harvard Business School Dean's Office are in the Dean's Office correspondence files (Edwin F. Gay, Dean), 1908-1919 collection and the Office files, 1919- collection at Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School.

Baker Library also holds Stanley F. Teele's teaching and research papers.

Processing Information

Processed: By: Clarissa Yingling, 2020.



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Repository Details

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

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives 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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