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  • Bleichroeder Collection - Historical Collections - Baker Library
    Information and Services Finding Resources Reference Request Form Collections Exhibits Guides and Databases Fellowships Current Research HBS Faculty Papers Program Intranet Login Required HBS Administrative Records Program Intranet Login Required Historical Collections The Bleichroeder Print Collection The Bleichroeder Collection was given to the Kress Library of Business and Economics in 1975 by the New York banking firm of Arnhold and S Bleichroeder Inc It was generously presented in memory of Frederick H Brunner a member of the firm who formed much of the collection Mr Brunner s love of banking history led him to acquire prints on all aspects of money s influence on mankind There are over one thousand woodcuts engravings etchings and lithographs in the Bleichroeder Collection from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century It has been divided into the following general categories views of stock exchanges banks mints and treasuries portraits of bankers statesmen and financiers political and personal satires national finance and taxation images of money lenders avarice corruption poverty charity and anti Semitism and speculation and credit Many prominent artists also are represented in the collection including Breughel Goltzius Rembrandt Hogarth and Gillray Access to the collection by both subject and artist is currently provided

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/collections/kress/bleichroeder.shtml (2016-02-18)
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  • South Sea Bubble Resources in the Kress Collection at the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
    Copyright 2016 President and Fellows of Harvard College

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/ssb/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bancroft Collection - Historical Collections - Baker Library
    Companies Industries Private Equity Venture Capital Real Estate More Hours Directions and Maps Who Can Use Baker Contact Us More Home Find Historical Collections Collections Kress Collection of Business and Economics Bancroft Collection Historical Collections Home General Information and Services Finding Resources Reference Request Form Collections Exhibits Guides and Databases Fellowships Current Research HBS Faculty Papers Program Intranet Login Required HBS Administrative Records Program Intranet Login Required Historical Collections The Bancroft Collection The Bancroft Collection was assembled by Hugh Bancroft Harvard University alumnus and former president of Dow Jones Co in the early part of the twentieth century and generously given to the Harvard Business School by Mrs Hugh Bancroft in 1935 Bancroft s interest in the South Sea Bubble and the speculative mania that swept England and the Continent in the early part of the eighteenth century led to the development of the largest of the four great collections on the subject in the world The other noteworthy collections are located at the British Library the Seligman Collection at Columbia University and the Goldsmiths Library at the University of London The Bancroft Collection includes books broadsides pamphlets Parliamentary documents manuscripts and ephemera For more information about the Bancroft Collection

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/collections/kress/bancroft.shtml (2016-02-18)
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  • Historical Returns – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    bubble Enter Linking Ideas Across Time Exploring connections between historical events and their modern counterparts in four parts Short Movie evoking comparisons between history and the present Historical Gallery of images from the historical event Further Reading on the subject More from HBS Related resources from Baker Library and links to other resources at HBS Find out more about Historical Returns Supported by the de Gaspé Beaubien Family Endowment at

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/historicalreturns/index.html (2016-02-18)
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  • About - Lehman Brothers Collection – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    comprehensive historical archive of Lehman Brothers but rather a subset of materials selected from the company s historical record The collection consists of two components company deal book and business records The deal books document many of Lehman Brothers notable investment projects from the 1920s to the 1980s The deal books may include agreements between the sellers and underwriters prospectuses and other literature advertising the offer U S Securities and Exchange Commission filings and correspondence The Lehman Brothers business records cover the administrative operations of the firm from the late 19th century to the 2000s The records include client files communications records and the papers of several of the firm s leaders such as Robert Lehman In order to facilitate access Baker Library has created this site as a research guide to both the deal books and the business records that make up the Lehman Brothers Collection The site is rich in detail about the resources in the collection as well as the historical background of Lehman Brothers and the companies represented in the deal books It does not provide digital access to the content of the collection The Lehman Brothers Collection project staff prepared company histories for all companies

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/about.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Using the Business Records - Lehman Brothers Collection – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    collection and includes a complete inventory of its contents Annual reports and other financial documents ca 1950s 1970s Lehman Brothers Collection The records document the history of Lehman Brothers from the late 19th century to the 21th century Also included are records of the investment firm Kuhn Loeb Co prior to its 1977 merger with Lehman Brothers The records are of historical interest but are not comprehensive The business records

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/papers.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Using the Deal Books - Lehman Brothers Collection - Baker Library
    the collection They range in date from 1925 to 1986 with the bulk dating from 1960 through 1979 The companies represented in the deal books are extremely diverse from small companies that survived only a few years to Fortune 500 companies that still exist today A wide variety of industries are documented in the investment deals illustrating the impact of new technology on American business and the development of such industries as commercial aviation radio television motion pictures and electronics A particular area of expertise for Lehman Brothers was the retail industry and the many deal books from major department stores and retailing enterprises reflect the growth of this investment trend in the twentieth century Researchers can browse the Lehman Brothers deal books by one of three points of access the date of the deal the company name at the time of the deal or industry type Each set of browse results provides access to one or more company pages Each company page includes a link to a short company history and summaries of all the deals associated with that company It is important to note that the company history is limited to the timeframe during which that company is

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/using-deal.html (2016-02-18)
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  • History of Lehman Brothers - Lehman Brothers Collection – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    a milestone in the developing capital markets To raise the huge amount of money needed to fund the industry s expansion underwriters began reaching beyond their traditional sources of financing Bonds were structured at affordable prices and sold to individual investors bringing masses of first time investors into the market Noting this trend Lehman Brothers expanded its commodities business to include the sales and trading of securities In 1887 the firm became a member of the New York Stock Exchange marking the evolution of Lehman Brothers from a commodities business to a merchant banking firm The New York office provided the presence to build a securities trading business and Lehman Brothers aggressively pursued this area The firm was also becoming more involved in financial advisory which provided the foundation for developing the underwriting business in the early 1900s For a 20 year period beginning in 1906 Emanuel s son Philip Lehman and Henry Goldman the dominant partner in the firm of Goldman Sachs formed an alliance to fund the emerging retail industry The two firms jointly underwrote securities issues for some of the most famous names in the retailing industry including Sears Roebuck Co F W Woolworth Co May Department Stores Gimbel Brothers Inc and R H Macy Co Robert Lehman Robert Lehman Philip s son became a partner in the firm during the 1920s and quickly moved into the leadership role Robert Lehman led the firm from 1925 until his death in 1969 a period of significant growth for the firm His business philosophy centered on his belief that consumption not production would determine America s future prosperity To that end he steered the firm to back emerging industries geared toward mass consumption His commitment to identifying growth industries led the firm to become active in the financing of airlines and motion picture companies as well as continuing Lehman Brothers substantial support of the retailing industry Supporting Emerging Industries Shell Oil Company derrick Lehman Brothers was an early backer of the entertainment business advising on the consolidation of the Keith Albee and Orpheum theaters in the 1920s This merger created the nation s largest vaudeville circuit with more than 700 theaters and a seating capacity of 1 5 million As the motion picture industry developed in the 1930s Lehman Brothers helped fund Radio Keith Orpheum RKO Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox The firm was also interested in the growth of the communications industry in the 1930s underwriting the first public offering of the leading televised company at that time Allan B Dumont Laboratories In addition the firm helped fund the Radio Corporation of America RCA The Depression made it difficult even for strong companies to raise capital during the 1930s To help mediate risk and encourage investment Lehman Brothers was one of the first firms to devise a new method of financing known as the private placement These loans between blue chip borrowers and private lenders included strict safeguards and restrictions for lender safety enabling borrowers to raise

    Original URL path: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/history.html (2016-02-18)
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