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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:781 1930-1951

Hsia Pin-fang papers

Overview

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports to the head office of the Bank of China, cables, and some bank records.

Dates

  • 1929-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1936-1952

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information regarding access procedures.

Extent

6.5 linear feet (16 volumes, 13 boxes)
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports to the head office of the Bank of China, cables, and some bank records. A small portion of the collection is in Chinese.

Biographical Note:

Hsia Pin-fang was a banker in charge of the New York office of the Bank of China (1939-1944) and was in Ottawa (1944-1946) and in London (1946-1951). Mr. Hsia was a member of the HBS MBA class of 1927. Caught between the Communist and Nationalist regimes, he was forced out of the bank in 1951. He later worked for Magnus, Maybee and Reynard in New York City.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:
  1. Series I. Bound volumes, 1935-1948
  2. Series II. Unbound material, 1929-1977

Physical Location

MANU

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Edward Hsia, 1977 and Calvin Hsia, 1984.
Title
Hsia Pin-fang, 1902-1970. Hsia Pin-fang Papers, 1929-1977 (inclusive), 1936-1952 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
EAD ID
bak00175

Repository Details

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

Baker Library Special Collections 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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