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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch GA 68

Calvin Pava papers


Papers of HBS professor Calvin Pava consist of his research and writing on organization design and planning, or "Sociotechnical Systems Design," and material coming out his teaching and consulting activities in the same field.


  • 1973-1992


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.


9 linear feet (6 cartons)
The Calvin Pava papers consist of papers, drafts, notes and research materials for presentation and conferences that Pava attended; writings including work completed as a student and later publications; outgoing correspondence to colleagues in the business community, subject files and annotated articles; and audiovisual materials including VHS tapes of presentations and audiotapes of interviews.

Biographical / Historical

Calvin H.P. Pava, an expert on adapting workplace environments with new technologies, was born in Chicago. He received a BA from Colgate University and a doctorate in advanced systems planning design from the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He joined the Harvard Business School as an assistant professor in 1982. Pava left HBS in 1987 to become a partner at Cole, Gilbourne, Pava & Arioshi, a Palo Alto venture capital firm specializing in new technology companies. He died in 1992.

Physical Location

Baker Library
May 1993
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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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