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Records of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration oral history project
Repository: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute. Schlesinger Library
Collection Description (Extant): Initiated by Barbara Rimbach and sponsored by Radcliffe College Archives, the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration Oral History Project includes interviews with sixty-five women who graduated from the program between 1942 and 1963. The program offered a one-year course in business management at Radcliffe College, taught by faculty from the Harvard Business School. Women were admitted in 1959 to the second year of the MBA program at Harvard Business School. The HRPBA was discontinued in 1963 when women were admitted to the full program at Harvard Business School.
Summary: Oral histories cover business, family, and personal history. Interviewees reflect on their experience in corporate, entrepreneurial, non-profit business, and volunteer activity; explore the impact of world events (the Depression and World War II); remark on social change (civil rights and affirmative action); and describe the obstacles and discrimination encountered in their careers. They also include memories of their experience at Radcliffe and Harvard Business School. Of the 65 interviews, 19 have been transcribed. Also included are project files; newsletters of the HRPBA, 1958-1997; conference and panel files, 1957-1997, etc.
Access Copy Note: Unprocessed but available for research.
Collection URL: http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=|library/m/aleph|009261815
Digital Status: No
Extent: 1.2 linear feet;.65 sound cassettes
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
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