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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:873 1948-1963 M821

Robert Moore papers

Content Description

Memoranda dictated by Robert Moore, co-founder and CEO of the Sheraton Corporation and a photograph of the 30th reunion of Harvard College Class of 1918, June 9, 1948. The dicated memos date from 1953 to 1963 and contain detailed information regarding Moore's business travel and thoughts on business transactions.


  • 1948-1963


Conditions Governing Access

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


1 linear feet (1 box and 1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Lowell Moore was born in 1896. He attended Harvard College but his studies were interrupted by World War I. He served as an ambulance driver and aviator during the war. He returned to Boston after the war and graduated from MIT.

In 1934 with his Harard College roommate, Ernest Henderson, Moore began buying distressed real estate in the Boston area including the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. In 1944, the two men purchased the Copley Plaza Hotel and continued to build the Sheraton Corporation hotel chain. Moore died in 1986.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margo Moore, 2011.
Moore, Robert Lowell, 1896-1986. Robert Moore Papers, 1948-1963: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
September 2018
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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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