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SERIES Identifier: UAI 5.130

Corporation papers, 2nd series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers

Overview

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.

Dates

  • circa 1826 to 1870 (bulk), 1826-1939 (inclusive)

Creator

Researcher Access

Open for research.

Extent

2.6 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
  1. John Thornton Kirkland, 1810–1828
  2. Josiah Quincy, 1829–1845
  3. Edward Everett, 1846–1849
  4. Jared Sparks, 1849–1853
  5. James Walker, 1853–1860
  6. Cornelius Conway Felton, 1860–1862
  7. Thomas Hill, 1862–1868
  8. Charles William Eliot, 1869–1909

Acquisition information

Date of transfer to the Harvard University Archives not recorded.

Related material

  1. Harvard University. Corporation. Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, circa 1650-1828. UAI 5.120, Harvard University Archives. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua09012
  2. Harvard University. Corporation. Harvard College Papers, 2nd series, 1826-1863. UAI 5.125, Harvard University Archives. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua12002

Processing Information

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.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. Corporation. Corporation papers, 2nd series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, circa 1826 to 1870 (bulk), 1826-1939 (inclusive): an inventory
EAD ID
hua16020

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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