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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:776 1921-1925 F481

A. Lincoln Filene papers

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to certain non-business interests of Filene. Included are some materials on industrial relations and papers of the National Committee for a Department of Education, of which Filene was chairman.


  • 1907-1929

Conditions Governing Access

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


2.5 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

A. Lincoln Filene (1865-1957): merchant and civic leader. President, William Filene's Sons Company. Organized the Retail Research Association and the Associated Merchandising Corporation. Formed Federated Department Stores, 1929. A pioneer in applying principles of industrial relations and scientific management to retail stores.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Widener Library, February 1959.
Filene, Lincoln, 1865-. A. Lincoln Filene Papers, 1907-1929: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
December 2017
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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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