The Institute

Typed Letter, Paper - B. V. Doshi

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 Letter, Paper - B. V. Doshi

(Introducing Prof. Harry Hansen of HBS to Louis Kahn)

20.5 x 29 cm
B. V. Doshi
NID, Ahmedabad
October 24, 1962
Harvard Business School Baker Library Collection

This letter carries the initial name of the National Institute of Design: National Design Institute. Doshi played an important role in the selection of Louis Kahn as the architect, and here a connection with another significant stakeholder, HBS, is made.