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At Baker Library until January 10:
Building Upon a Strong Foundation

On June 4, 1927, the Harvard Business School (HBS) campus was officially dedicated and the school entered a new era of growth due solely to the generosity of George F. Baker. Baker's 1924 gift of $5 million to the Harvard Business School provided for the construction of the initial campus and for an endowment to support future costs. Baker, then the chairman of the First National Bank of New York, was a prominent American business leader holding directorships in more than 40 banks and corporations. Baker Library, the central building on the original campus, was named to honor his crucial contribution to the Harvard Business School.

"Building Upon a Strong Foundation" is an exhibit that explores Baker's impressive legacy to HBS and features original documents on the planning and construction of the campus. The exhibit, which also includes highlights of the development of Baker Library over the decades, is on display in the Baker lobby through January 10.

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