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SERIES Identifier: HUD 273.704.9

Harvard College Class of 1873 class album of James Laurence Laughlin, 1873.


This class album is part of a series of Harvard class photograph albums, which may be considered the nineteenth-century counterpart to yearbooks.  This volume contains photographs of instructors and administrators, class members, the campus and environs, and individuals who drew the notice of the album's compiler, James Laurence Laughlin.


  • 1873.


Conditions on Use and Access

The fragility of the class album may limit access or impose handling restrictions.


0.6 cubic feet (2 volumes)

Photographs of professors and other academic instructors, Harvard administrators, members of the Harvard College Class of 1873, the campus and environs, including interiors, and a few individuals who were employees of Harvard, servants, or notable on campus or in the Harvard Square area.

Historical Note

These volumes are part of a series of Harvard class albums, which may be considered the nineteenth-century counterpart to yearbooks.  Individual students compiled their own albums.

This album belonged to James Laurence Laughlin, a class member who went on to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard in 1876 and taught at Harvard.  He was an Instructor in Political Economy from 1878 to 1883, was Assistant Professor of Political Economy from 1883 to 1888.  He left Harvard to became a Professor at Cornell University and ended his academic career at the University of Chicago.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 13020; gift of June Carter, 1994 December 19.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2021 August 25.

Harvard College (1780- ).  Class of 1873.  Harvard College Class of 1873 Class album of James Laurence Laughlin: an inventory
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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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