Corporation papers, 2nd series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers
The Harvard Corporation is one of the goverrning bodies of Harvard University. These papers are chiefly comprised of copies of Corporation votes and correspondence of University administrators, circa 1826 to 1870.
- circa 1826 to 1870 (bulk), 1826-1939 (inclusive)
- Harvard University. Corporation (Organization)
Open for research.
Extent2.6 cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 portfolio folder)
This artificial collection is comprised of loose documents relating to the Harvard Corporation gathered by archivists during the winter of 1933 and arranged chronologically as part of a project to compile and arrange miscellaneous University records that was prompted by a Corporation vote in 1850. The papers are chiefly copies of Corporation votes and correspondence of University administrators, circa 1826 to 1870.
Biographical / Historical
The Harvard Corporation is one of the goverrning bodies of Harvard University. It is comprised of the President, Treasurer, and Fellows.
Presidents of Harvard University at the time these records were created
- John Thornton Kirkland, 1810–1828
- Josiah Quincy, 1829–1845
- Edward Everett, 1846–1849
- Jared Sparks, 1849–1853
- James Walker, 1853–1860
- Cornelius Conway Felton, 1860–1862
- Thomas Hill, 1862–1868
- Charles William Eliot, 1869–1909
Date of transfer to the Harvard University Archives not recorded.
Titles devised by archivists. Description based on paper shelflist and collection management data. Title and scope note based on description of similar material from the 17th and 18th centuries. Material not examined. Inventory created by Kate Bowers, 2020-03-18.
- Harvard University. Corporation. Corporation papers, 2nd series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, circa 1826 to 1870 (bulk), 1826-1939 (inclusive): an inventory
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA