Melvin Thomas Copeland papers
Conditions Governing Access
Access may be restricted. Details at the repository.
Extent3.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Also included in the collection is Copeland’s professional correspondence. The content of the correspondence includes case collection, requests for advice from companies and prospective applicants to HBS, the activities of the Bureau of Business Research, conferences and meetings, speaking engagements, and requests from businesses for names of suitable graduates to fill available positions.
The collection includes correspondence pertaining to HBS administration, including records regarding the Harvard Advertising Awards, 1925 to 1930, and the Wertheim Committee for a research fellowship on industrial relations, 1923 to 1945.
The collection also includes a small amount of Copeland’s research on cost issues for possible classroom use, his unpublished 1935 report on tax exemption status for Harvard University, his class notes compiled for use in editions one, two, and three of his book, Problems in Marketing, and notes and drafts made in preparation for the fourth edition (1931) of the same book.
- Series I. Correspondence, 1919-1953
- ___Subseries A. Correspondence, 1919-1953
- ___Subseries B. Restricted Correspondence, 1923-1951
- Series II. HBS Teaching Records, circa 1933-1948
- ___Subseries A. HBS Teaching Records – Active Cases, circa 1933-1948
- ___Subseries B. HBS Teaching Records – Withdrawn Cases, circa 1933-1948
- Series III. HBS Research and Writing, 1919-1938
- Series IV. HBS Administrative Records, 1922-1947
By: Jeff Mifflin; Processing review and revisions by Lisa Moorhead, September 2004; revised Laura Williams, May 2009.
Collection organization was reviewed in 2004, and series were reorganized to correspond to contemporary finding aid template structure and Harvard University records access guidelines.
- Copeland, Melvin Thomas, 1884-1975. Melvin Thomas Copeland Papers, 1919-1953: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library
- EAD ID
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