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SERIES Identifier: UAIII 5.5

Waste books and other unofficial minutes, 1760, 1771-1800

Scope and Contents

This series consists of waste books created during Faculty meetings from 1771 to 1800; they contain notes taken at the time of each meeting which were later edited and augmented to create the official version of the minutes. A single document containing unofficial meeting minutes, dated May 2, 1760, is also in this series. It should be noted that the waste books often include information not included in the official minutes, and that the language and tone used to describe events and decisions also differs markedly from one format to the other in some instances. A comparison of the official minutes with the waste books' unofficial ones sometimes allows a more nuanced understanding of the discussions and decisions that took place at Faculty meetings.


  • 1760, 1771-1800

Researcher Access

The Early Faculty minutes are open for research.


.5 cubic feet (11 volumes)

Former call number

This series was formerly classifed as UAIII 5.12 Minutes, 1771-1800. Exceptions are noted at the item level.


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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