The Institute

Printed Documents, Paper - Air India

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.

Printed Documents, Paper - Air India

(First page of the first case registered at IIMA - Air India (D) (Tariffs), by W. Warren Haynes; associated registration form)

A. 30 x 21 cm, B. 30 x 21 cm
IIMA Archives

In 1963, some cases were written by faculty members like Profs. Michael Halse (Agriculture & Cooperatives) and Warren Haynes (Economics), but the first case to be registered was Air-India (D). The registration form indicates that IIMA used Harvard's form initially.