United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course (Harvard University) records
Records of the United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course, established in 1944
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Extent.25 collection (1 box)
The collection contains nine folders, alphabetically arranged, including schedules and assignments, correspondence regarding the course, press clippings, registration materials, and school bulletins, 1944-1945.
The Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course was established in 1944 at several locations in the U.S., one of which was Harvard Business School. The HBS program involved eight weeks of training in the business of contract terminations, cutbacks, and property disposal necessitated by changes in Army Air Forces tactical requirements. Approximately 4,200 officers received instruction throughout the country, about one sixth of them at HBS. The goal of the program was to train men for participation in termination teams, composed of contracting officers, negotiators, legal officers, and accountants. Instruction was provided by the faculty of HBS under the direction of Cecil Fraser, with John Heflin serving as Commandant. The course of study was offered only twice at HBS. The second and final group graduated in November 1944.
Processed: October 1995
By: Jeff Mifflin
Materials in the collection were brought together from a variety of locations as a convenience to researchers. Most materials had previously been re-foldered. Other materials were also re-foldered. Paper clips and binders were removed and discarded
- United States. Army Air Forces. United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course (Harvard University) Records, 1944-1945: A Finding Aid
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