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SERIES Identifier: UAI 50.x

Collected papers, 1678-1896, 1678-1896

Scope and content

Documents created or received by the Treasurer relating to Harvard finances from 1678 to 1896. Topics include tuition, salaries, real estate, income and disbursements, construction and repair estimates and expenses, insurance, post-Revolutionary War currency depreciation, investments and securities, and other financial transactions.

Records were most likely collected and organized by librarians and archivists throughout the years.

“Payments from special funds” and “payments from other funds” are directives to the Treasurer from the President and the Corporation.


  • 1678-1896

Physical Description

(16 flat boxes)

Conditions on Use and Access

Permission of the University Archives is required for access to records that have not been digitized. A variety of restrictions may apply to the records: some are fragile and/or confidential. Records are restricted for 50 years from the date of their creation. 80 year restrictions are noted when known to apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


1.91 cubic feet


Arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Titles for these records were supplied by archivists in the early twentieth century. Information in quotation marks was taken directly from the items themselves; information in square brackets was supplied during the 2005-2009 reprocessing.


Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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