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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch P1.1

HBS Archives Photograph Collection: Buildings and Grounds


Included in this collection are photographs of buildings, campus grounds, construction sites, architectural models, interpretive drawings and aerial photographs.


  • 1908-2006

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

In many cases, Baker Library does not hold the copyright to the materials in its collections. Researchers are responsible for determining copyright status and identifying and contacting any copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish content from collections. Baker Library has included the names of third-party copyright holders at the folder and item level when known.


42.3 linear feet (15 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 10 mapcase folders)

This collection includes photographs of the campus construction in Allston, Mass., completed in 1927; aerial and panoramic views of the campus from the 1920s-1980s; photographs of interiors and exteriors of campus buildings and classrooms in Cambridge and Allston, 1908-2006; photographs of building dedications; and photographs of surrounding Allston and Cambridge.

Series Outline

The Buildings and Grounds series is arranged in the following Series:

  1. Series I. Cambridge (Before 1927), 1908-1927
  2. Series II. Establishment of HBS Campus, 1920-1927
  3. ___Subseries A. Competition Drawings, 1924
  4. ___Subseries B. Construction, 1925-1927
  5. ___Subseries C. Dedications, 1927
  6. ___Subseries D. Preliminary Drawings, 1920-1924
  7. Series III. Aerial Views of HBS Campus, 1927-2000
  8. Series IV. Panoramas of HBS Campus, 1927-1980
  9. Series V. Interpretive Drawings of HBS Campus, 1926-1965
  10. Series VI. Architectural Models of HBS Campus, 1951-1980
  11. Series VII. Grounds, 1926-2005
  12. ___Subseries A. Bridges, 1926-1987
  13. ___ Subseries B. Courtyards, 1927-1979
  14. ___Subseries C. Landscape Architecture, 1927-1995
  15. ___Subseries D. Roadways, 1927-1976
  16. ___Subseries E. Undeveloped Marshes, 1945
  17. ___Subseries E. General Grounds, 1959-2005
  18. Series VIII. Buildings, A-Z, 1908-2006
  19. Series IX. Outside HBS Campus, 1908-1989

Physical Location


Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of the collection have been scanned and are available through HOLLIS Images:

Processing Information

The collection was re-processed between 2007-2008. The series arrangement that was created prior to 2000 was maintained.

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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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