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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch GA 81.5

Donald Scott papers

Overview

This collection contains materials that document Donald Scott’s involvement in the founding of the Harvard University Press (HUP) and his subsequent engagement with the press throughout his career.

Dates

  • 1910-1979

Creator

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 specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection contains materials that document Donald Scott’s involvement in the founding of the Harvard University Press (HUP) and his subsequent engagement with the press throughout his career. Materials include correspondence, research notes, and Harvard University Press records and publications.

The collection is divided into 3 series: “Harvard University Press: A History” Research Materials; Correspondence; and Harvard University Press Records. Materials in Series I were collected by Max Hall in preparing his “Harvard University Press: A History” (Cambridge and London, Harvard University Press, 1986). Annotated notes from Max Hall throughout the collection suggests that Hall may have organized the collection into its present order.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Scott (1879-1967), visiting lecturer, professor, and museum director, was born in New York City in 1879. Scott graduated from Harvard College in 1900. He served as Treasurer of The Century Co., 1909-1913; as Vice President of the New York Evening Post, 1913-1922; as Assistant Director (1929-1932) and Director (1932-1948) of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University; and as Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1942.

During the years 1910-1919, Scott was actively engaged in the establishment of the Harvard University Press (HUP) and served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard Business School, teaching courses on business practices in printing. Scott remained engaged with the press for many years, acting as an adviser to directors and serving as an influential member of the press’ Board of Directors during his time at the Peabody Museum and throughout his retirement years. Scott died in 1967 at the age of 87.

Physical Location

ARCFA

Processing Information

Processed: By: Bailey Brunick, March 2019.
Link to catalog
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
bak00904

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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