The Institute

Typed Memo, Paper - George P. Baker

Copy of Handwritten Letter - Vikram Sarabhai


(Letter seeking Kasturbhai Lalbhai's advice on Ford Foundation's championing of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and further discussions with Harvard)

20.8 x 27.6 cm
Vikram Sarabhai
MIT, Massachusetts
May 9, 1961
IIMA Archives

John R. Coleman, Ford Foundation, New Delhi, had written a letter dated April 29, 1961 stating that partnering with UCLA was a 'final' decision, after he realized that Vikram Sarabhai had reached out to Harvard. Sarabhai argued for the Institute's right to determine who its partner should be. Ultimately, IIMA partnered with HBS.

Typed Memo, Paper - George P. Baker

(Note to HBS faculty from Dean Baker announcing Vikram Sarabhai's visit on April 26, 1962)

21 x 28 cm
George P. Baker
April 20, 1962
Harvard Business School Baker Library Collection

This notice illustrates the faculty-driven nature of Harvard Business School's internal processes. Sarabhai's visit on April 26, 1962 was an opportunity to the faculty members to ask questions about the Institute or 'about India generally'.