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SERIES Identifier: HUG 3273.2

Characters and mascots, 1850-1950


This collection documents people (and one cat) who were known, respected, and/or beloved by the Harvard community for their personal characteristics or talents, regarless of their official relationship, or lack of relationship, with the University. It contains newspaper clippings, publications, memorabilia, and ephemera.


  • 1850-1950


Conditions on Use and Access

This collection is open for research.


0.35 cubic feet (1 boxes)

Related Images

There are images of these characters and mascots in the Harvard University Archives' portrait collection (HUPSF Characters). Images of these characters and mascots may also appear in class albums.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 August 10.

Processing Information

Throughout its existence, the University Archives assembled information relating to individuals in and around the Harvard community. The separate files relating to characters and mascots were consolidated and assembled into a this collection by Barbara Meloni in 2003.
Link to catalog


Harvard University. Characters and mascots : a guide to information

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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