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Harvard University


Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

Harvard University Graduate School of Education doctoral student records

Series Identifier: UAV 350.103.15
Scope and Contents: Academic student records for students who attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE) doctoral programs and separated from the School between 1952 and 1983.

Harvard University greetings records, 1886-1962

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.690
Overview: These records contain ceremonial greetings to and from Harvard University. The senders and recipients are other universities as well as learned and professional societies. The occasions that prompt exchanges of greetings are often significant anniversaries.

Harvard Commons Records

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.250
Overview: Following the English tradition, students at Harvard College dined in commons, eating at least one daily meal together in a dining hall along with the tutors and graduate students. This practice continued at Harvard into the middle of the 19th century. The Harvard Commons Records document the maintenance and development of commons at Harvard College in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the Steward's role in overseeing those commons. They also document a rebellion by the students in 1807...

Harvard Library reports

Series Identifier: UAIII 50.5
Overview: Reports by the chief librarians of Harvard College and Harvard University.

Mathematical theses, 1782-1839.

Collection Identifier: HUC 8782.514
Overview: The mathematical theses consist of equations and drawings which illustrate the equations. At the time of their creation, the purpose of these finely executed documents on large sheets of paper was to demonstrate a student's mastery of one or more mathematical concepts, yet the enduring value of many of the them lies in the fact that they are works of art.

Harvard University News Office photographs: subjects

Series Identifier: UAV 605.270.12
Scope and Contents: Chiefly black and white 35mm negatives accompanied by a few strips of contact prints in some folders. The primary photographer was likely Rick Stafford.

Official register of Harvard University, 1900-2008

Collection Identifier: HU 75.25
Overview: The Official Register of Harvard University is a set of publications that has been published annually by Harvard since 1900. While specific titles included within the register have varied over time, much of the content has remained consistent, including annual reports of the president and treasurer, course catalogs, announcements of departments and divisions, student handbooks, and directories.

Records of Harvard lotteries

Collection Identifier: UAN 1
Overview: The records of the Harvard lotteries are comprised of materials created in the process of administering the Harvard College lotteries sanctioned by Massachusetts General Court Acts of July 2, 1772, June 14, 1794, and March 14, 1806 to raise money for dormitory-building projects. The collection consists of five series containing lottery tickets, newspaper and broadside lottery announcements, accounting records, and administrative lists used to manage the lottery drawings. Most of the documents...

Harvard University. Records of the Arnold Arboretum legal case and the Bailey Plan for the reorganization of the botanical departments at Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.946.10
Overview: The Arnold Arboretum was established between the trustees under the will of James Arnold and the President and Fellows of Harvard College on March 29, 1872. Subsequent gifts enlarged the endowment of the Arboretum and its living collection of trees and wood plants, as well as its library and herbarium. In 1945, a major reorganization of botany collections and departments (known as the Bailey Plan) at Harvard, including the removal of the Arboretum’s library and herbarium from Jamaica Plain in...

Records of the Faculty relating to disorders

Collection Identifier: UAIII 15.21.6
Overview: Disorderly conduct by students was a problem for Harvard administrators from the College's earliest days. The College Laws, first compiled in 1642 and revised regularly, attempted to define appropriate student conduct by setting limits on student privileges and detailing prohibited behavior (known as "disorders"). Vandalism, truancy, drunkenness, swearing, gambling, and loud noise were common disorders throughout the 17th and 18th centuries at the College, but larger displays of student unrest...