Harvard University Biographical (i.e. "Quinquennial") files,
Open for Research
372 cubic feet (1116 document boxes)
Not all members of the Harvard community are represented by a file in this collection. Persons who held faculty or administrative appointments or who earned a degree prior to 1930 are almost comprehensively included; however, those who attended without completing their degrees are not. Persons whose association with Harvard came after 1930 are represented only selectively.
Names beginning with "Mc" and "Mac" are filed together at the beginning of the "M" names, rather than in strict letter order. Researchers should note that names with prefixes such as "van," "von," "de," "da," or "d'" may be found filed either by prefix or the non-prefixed spelling.
If more than one individual share a name, distinctions are made by the addition of a Harvard degree year.
Acquisition and Maintenance of the Quinquennial Files
- Harvard University Biographical files (i.e. "Quinquennial files"), circa 1700- : an inventory
- Harvard University Archives
- 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