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Harvard Library Director Records: Alfred Claghorn Potter general files


Alfred Claghorn Potter became Director of the Harvard Library in 1928. These records date from his administration of the Harvard libraries.


  • 1928-1936


Researcher Access

Open for research.


8.75 cubic feet (25 boxes)
Records of Alfred Claghorn Potter's administration of the Harvard College Library / Harvard University Library.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Claghorn Potter (1867-1940, Harvard AB 1889) succeeded William Coolidge Lane as Librarian of Harvard University in 1928. Until 1904 he was an assistant in the Library and from 1904 to 1928 he was Assistant Librarian in charge of the Accessions Department (acquisitions).

Acquisition information

Date of transfer to the Harvard University Archives not recorded.

Related Materials

Records of the Harvard libraries are held in the Harvard University Archives.

Title from shelflist

Librarian's files: A. C. Potter general file

Processing Information

Title devised by archivist. Description based on paper shelflist and collection management data. Material not examined. Inventory created by Kate Bowers, 2020-03-20.
Link to catalog
Harvard College Library. Harvard Library Director Records: Alfred Claghorn Potter general files, 1928-1936: an inventory

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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