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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch GA 79.10

Robert Saltonstall papers

Scope and Contents

The Robert Saltonstall papers document the short period he served as an administrative officer and lecturer at Harvard Business School. The papers include course preparation materials, annotated HBS case materials, course syllabus, and correspondence with government officials and businesses requesting documentation to augment courses he taught between 1950 and 1953.


  • 1950-1953


Conditions Governing Access

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


1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Saltonstall, former assistant dean and lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School, was born in 1910. Saltonstall received a BA Harvard College in 1933 and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1939. He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and afterwards worked in private industry.

In 1949, Saltonstall was appointed Assistant Dean at Harvard Business School and lecturer of business administration. Saltonstall taught courses in administrative practices, government and business, and defense mobilization and business. Saltonstall left HBS in 1955 to teach in Turin, Italy. Saltonstall died in 2008.

Physical Location

Baker Library
April 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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