Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: Arch DC H654

Ernest Hillman papers


Course materials, annotated cases, handouts and assignments kept by Harvard Business School student Ernest Hillman Jr., 1933-1935.


  • 1933-1935

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact for more information.


3 linear feet (6 boxes)

This collection documents Ernest Hillman’s academic career at Harvard Business School. The material consists of annotated cases, handouts and assignments from courses such as Accounting Principles, Business Economics, Finance, Industrial Management, Investment Management and Marketing, among others.

Biographical Note:

Ernest Hillman Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1912. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1933 and then enrolled briefly at Harvard Law School before enrolling at the Harvard Business School. He received his MBA in 1935.

Ernest Hillman Jr. helped found the Spoleto Festival USA and served as president of the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum. He was also a philanthropist who, at the time of his death, was contributing to over seventy-five civic, cultural and artistic organizations as well as serving as the founder and chairman of the Society for Peace in the Middle East. Additionally, Mr. Hillman traveled the world extensively, first as a liaison officer in the Navy and then later, on his own. He captured these recollections in his memoir, Liaison: An Instinctive Way of Life published in 2000 and Heroes: Family and Friends published in 2002. He died at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut in 2002.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas G. MacCracken, October 2006

Processing Information

Processed: October 2006

By: Dominique Tremblay

Hillman, Ernest, 1912-2002. Ernest Hillman Papers, 1933-1935: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
Language of description

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.

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
Soldiers Field Road
Boston MA 01263 USA
(617) 495-6411