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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:784 1933-1982 C755

Consolidated Investment Trust records


The records of the Consolidated Investment Trust of Boston, Massachusetts include trustee records, executive committee record, and shareholder records.


  • 1933-1982.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


3.25 linear feet (13 volumes)

The Consolidated Investment Trust records span the years 1933 to 1982 and primarily document the management of the fund over five decades beginning with its inception in 1933 through to its liquidation on December 17, 1982. The collection consists of thirteen volumes which contain trustee records, executive committee records, and shareholder records.

Historical Note:

The Consolidated Investment Trust (CIT) was a Boston, Massachusetts based medium-sized mutual fund founded in 1933 by a small group of prominent Boston businessman including Chandler Hovey, W. Rodman Peabody, and Frederic E. Snow. The fund began with the consolidation of mutual funds managed by Peabody & Co. in the 1930s which at the time had several thousand shareholders. In 1972 Consolidated Investment Trust acquired Boston Property Trust and was soon thereafter reorganized. Due to a slow decline in total assets over the next 10 years, in 1982 CIT sought to combine with another investment company and were ultimately acquired by The George Putnam Fund of Boston in December of the same year.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Series I. Trustee records, 1933-1982
  2. Series II. Executive Committee records, 1933-1982
  3. Series III. Shareholder records, 1933-1967

Physical Location



Gift of Lawrence Coolidge of Loring, Wolcott & CoolidgeFiduciary Services, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed: May 2015

By: Tessa Cierny

Consolidated Investment Trust. Consolidated Investment Trust Records, 1933-1982: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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