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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch GA 4.15

Joseph C. Bailey papers

Scope and Contents

The Joseph C. Bailey papers consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, financial materials, publications, and other supplementary materials related to the Committee on Autonomous Groups. The Committee on Autonomous Groups was a volunteer organization of laymen, social scientists, and community educators focused on providing autonomous groups with needed educational and recreational services needed without subjecting the groups to a uniform program.

The correspondence includes letters exchanged between Professor Bailey and Maria Rogers, Secretary of the Committee, regarding funding for the Committee, the amount of work performed by Rogers, administrative work of the Committee, and general pleasantries. There are meeting minutes detailing decisions and strategic directions taken by the Committee, annual reports of the Committee, budget materials, Committee publications, memos, and short research papers.


  • 1946-1960


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact for more information.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Joseph C. Bailey was Professor of Human Relations at Harvard Business School. Bailey was born in 1899 and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1924. He earned a MA (1940) and PhD (1944) from Columbia University. He joined the HBS faculty in 1946 and was a full Professor in 1956. Bailey retired in 1966, but continued to teach human relations in the Advanced Management Program. He died in 1980.

Physical Location


Bailey, Joseph C. Joseph C. Bailey Papers, 1946-1960: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
January 2019
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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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