Kenneth Andrews papers
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Extent52 linear feet (119 boxes, 1 carton)
23 kilobytes (2 files from 3 disks)
Teaching records include memorandum, correspondence, notes and lectures from Administrative Practices, Business Policy, and Executive Education Advanced Management Program (AMP) courses. Research and writings include Kenneth Andrews’ thesis and book on Mark Twain, research for the "Bigness Study," cases, and research for The Case Method of Teaching Human Relations and Administration, Business Policy: Text and Cases, The Effectiveness of University Management Development Programs, and The Concept of Corporate Strategy. The collection also includes records related to Andrews’ involvement with AMP classes taught at the University of Hawaii and records of courses taught at IMEDE in Lausanne, Switzerland. Also included in this collection are tape recordings of Advanced Management Program sessions.
Consulting records include material from Andrews’ work with Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, for which he was consultant to the Committee on the Board of Directors; Federal Judicial Center on the proper role of a board; Price Brothers, for which Andrews was on the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, the Officers Compensation Committee, and the Management Committee; Reed and Barton, for which Andrews was on the Board of Directors; Touche Ross, for which Andrews was on the Board of Directors; and Xerox Corporation, for which he was on the Board of Directors.
He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served as an enlisted man in the Field Artillery from 1941-1942. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1942. He graduated from the Army Air Force Statistical Officers School in 1944. As Captain and Major, he was Head of the Analysis Section and Commanding Officer of the 35th Statistical Control Unit from 1944-1946. While in the service Andrews was responsible for personnel classification and assignments, and statistical control work. He assigned officers to the Statistical School at HBS during the war. He remained in the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel from 1946-1956.
At the invitation of Edmund P. Learned, Kenneth Andrews joined the faculty of HBS in fall of 1946. He was an Instructor in the multidisciplinary course, Administrative Practices, which dealt with the human problems of organization. During this time, he also completed his dissertation on Mark Twain which was later published as the book, Nook Farm: Mark Twain’s Hartford Circle.
Andrews was an administrative aide and speech writer for Dean Donald K. David. He served as Associate Professor from 1952-1957 and was promoted to full professor in 1957. In 1965 he became the first Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration in 1965. He was Area Chairman of Business Policy from 1964-1967, taught in the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from 1964-1970, and was Faculty Chairman of AMP from 1967-1970.
Kenneth Andrews was very active with Harvard University. He was a member of Harvard University’s Committee on Governance, was a member of a committee that helped select Derek Bok as President, and was the principle author of the report, "The Organization and Functions of the Governing Boards and the Office of the President" (1971). He was also appointed Master of Leverett House in 1971 (to 1981). He was the first Master of a Harvard House selected from outside the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Outside of his teaching activities Andrews was editor of the Harvard Business Review from 1979 to 1985. He also had consulting assignments for various companies in executive and organizational development, strategic planning, and policy matters. He designed executive development programs for AT&T, First National City Bank, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Xerox, and other companies.
Kenneth Andrews was a member of the Harvard Business School faculty for forty years. He retired from the active faculty in 1986. At the time of his death in 2005 he was the School’s Donald Kirk David Professor of Business Administration Emeritus.
- Series I. Correspondence/Subject files, 1947-1995
- Series II. Harvard Business School Teaching Files, 1946-1985
- ___ Subseries A. MBA Administrative Practices, 1946-1952
- ___ Subseries B. MBA Business Policy, General Files and Courses, 1952-1985
- ___Subseries C. Executive Education, 1952-1974
- ______ i. Advanced Management Program (AMP), 1952-1974
- ______ ii. Alumni Special Courses, 1956-1967
- ___ Subseries D. Annotated Cases, 1947-1985
- Series III. Research and Writing, 1946-1992
- ___ Subseries A. Mark Twain: Thesis and Book, 1946-1972
- ___ Subseries B. "Bigness Study," 1950-1951
- ___ Subseries C. The Case Method of Teaching Human Relations and Administration, 1950-1972
- ___ Subseries D. Business Policy: Text and Cases, 1963-1978
- ___ Subseries E. The Effectiveness of University Management Development Programs, 1954-1974
- ___ Subseries F. The Concept of Corporate Strategy, 1969-1992
- ___ Subseries G. Cases Research and Writing, 1948-1982
- ___ Subseries H. Short Works and Research 1947-1991
- Series IV. Harvard Business School and Harvard University Conferences, Symposia, Seminars, etc., 1946-1993
- Series V. Outside Teaching Files, 1954-1985
- Series VI. Outside Conferences, Symposia, Seminars, Addresses, etc., 1951-1994
- Series VII. Outside Consulting, 1949-1988
- Series VIII. Harvard Business School and Harvard University Administrative Records, 1947-1993
- Series IX. Harvard Business Review, 1978-1985
- Series X. Audio-Visual Material, 1954-1956
- Series XI. Student and Personnel Records, 1947-1995
- Series XII. Biographical, 1981-1991
By: Katherine Powers and Grace Blinn. Additions processed March 2016 by Liam Sullivan.
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