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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:783 1947-1979 P347

Payson & Trask records

Scope and Contents

Payson & Trask records include annual reports, partnership reports, auditors reports, valuations and forecasts, and a final report including correspondence related to the liquidation of the firm after the death of Joan Whitney Payson in 1975.


  • Creation: 1947-1980


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Please contact for more information on access procedures and reproduction services.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Payson & Trask was founded by Joan Whitney Payson and Frederick Kingsbury Trask, Jr. in 1947 as a venture capital firm focused on supplying capital to emerging and unique businesses.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederick Kingsbury Trask, Jr., 1980.

Baker Library
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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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