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Elsa Dorfman collection of Polaroid cameras and film

Collection Identifier: Mss:6584 1950-2017 D695
Overview: The Elsa Dorfman Collection of Polaroid cameras and film consists of eight cameras and thirteen packages of Polaroid film owned by Ms. Dorfman, a Cambridge, Mass., portrait photographer, dating from the 1950s to 2017.

HBS Archives vertical file collection

Collection Identifier: Arch AA1-T-XX
Scope and Contents: The HBS Archives Vertical File Collection is an artificial collection consisting of single items either donated or transferred to the HBS Archives. The materials are of an ephemeral nature, including clippings, pamphlets, reports, and letters, collected and arranged by call number for ready reference. In general the materials document the history of HBS.

A. David Mazzone notes on the Polaroid-Kodak lawsuit

Collection Identifier: Mss:98 1989-1991 M477
Content Description: Notes kept by United States District Judge A. David Mazzone from May 1, 1989 to November 20, 1989, while presiding over the trial phase of the Polaroid vs. Kodak patent infringement lawsuit. The handwritten notes include references to trial exhibits, his opinion of witnesses, questions raised, recess breaks, and his general thoughts about the trial. The notes were written in abbreviations, and read like a play-by-play of the trial as each witness testified. Included with Mazzone's notes are...

Polaroid Corporation records, series I: administrative records

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 I
Overview: This series of the Polaroid Corporation records contains the company's administrative records, circa 1930 to 2005. Included are corporate governance and leadership records, 1953-1995; public relations and communications records, 1937-2005; and human resources and personnel management records, 1940-1996.

Polaroid Corporation records, series II: legal and patent records

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 II
Overview: This series of the Polaroid Corporation records contains the Polaroid legal and patent records. Included in this series are patent application files, legal office administrative files, patents, material gathered for legal trials, and records relating to the landmark patent infringement lawsuit, Polaroid vs. Kodak.

Polaroid Corporation records, series III: research and development records

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 III
Overview: This series of the Polaroid Corporation records contains the research and development files, circa 1905 to 2000. Included are records of Polaroid scientists that document the development of products including goggles, polarizers, vectographs, three dimensional movies and the creation, development and perfection of instant black and white and color photography.

Polaroid Corporation records, series IX: corporate archives records

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 IX
Overview: This series contains records kept by the Polaroid Corporation archivist and curator related to photography and art collections, photographs and the day to day operations of the Polaroid Corporate Archives.

Polaroid Corporation records, series X: Polaroid photograph and visual materials collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 X
Overview: The collection documents the progression of the photographic processes and film research and development efforts of the Polaroid Corporation beginning in the late 1930s and ending in the 1980s.

Polaroid Corporation records, series XI: Photographs of Polaroid consultant photographers

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 XI
Scope and Contents: The photographs of Polaroid consultant photographers document the company's practice of employing fine art photographers to test and critique their products beginning in 1950 and ending about 1972. The collection consists of photographs taken by ten photographers who consulted for Polaroid and were part of the original loosely structured program: Paul Caponigro, Walter Chappell, William (Bill) Clift, Marie Cosindas, Nicholas (Nick) Dean, Gerry Sharpe, Brett Weston, Don Worth, Ann Bell Robb, and...

Polaroid Corporation records, series IV: Photographs and correspondence of Polaroid consultant photographer Ansel Adams

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 IV
Scope and Contents: Renowned landscape photographer Ansel Easton Adams was born in San Francisco, California, in 1902. During the course of the 1930s and 1940s, Adams produced some of his best-known works such as "The Golden Gate Before the Bridge" (1932) and "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" (1941), developed close relationships with prominent figures in photography circles such as Edward Weston, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and Charles Sheeler, and became a respected advocate for environmental conservation as...