George Eugene Bates papers
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Extent11 linear feet (4 boxes, 6 cartons)
In addition, the records contain background material relating to case development for Business Policy, Finance, Investment Management and other HBS courses in response to a variety of educational and social trends in the field. Such trends can be seen in the emphases placed on certain strategies and requirements, the types of cases offered, the ever-changing nature of the curriculum, the development of investment formulas, and the various contacts maintained with investment firms and banks throughout the United States.
Of particular note in this collection is the correspondence between William O. Douglas, then a professor at Yale Law School, and George E. Bates regarding the joint Yale/HBS degree offered during the 1930s which chronicle the yearly activities, schedules and recommendations of both schools during this short-lived program as well as articles published jointly on the Security and Exchange Commission. Also of interest are the materials relating to the Ford Foundation's sponsorship of a management training program based in Istanbul, Turkey.
In addition to his teaching career at HBS, George E. Bates served as Editor of the Harvard Business Review (1939-1942); Sterling Research Associate (1930-1935), and lecturer in Law (1935-1939) at Yale Law School; Director of Instruction, Navy Supply Corps Midshipmen-Officers School (1942-1945) and Advisory Director and Executive Consultant for Investment Management at the Institute of Business Management in Turkey (1959-1963).
After his retirement in 1965, George E. Bates moved his office to the Fogg Art Museum were he became honorary curator and resident expert on Byzantine coins. His book, Byzantine Coins, was published in 1971. George E. Bates died September 25, 1992.
- Series I. Professional Correspondence, 1931-1978
- Series II. Teaching Material and Programs, 1930-1945
- Series III. Teaching Material and Courses, 1931-1964
- Series IV. Teaching Material and Case Development, 1930-1965
- Series V. Writing and Research: Articles and Speeches, 1930-1974
- Series VI. Outside Work and Consulting, 1945-1967
- Series VII. Publications, 1923-1965
- Series VIII. Institute of Business Administration, University of Istanbul, 1950-1966
- Bates, George Eugene. George Eugene Bates Papers, 1923-1978: A Finding Aid
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