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COLLECTION Identifier: UAIII 15.5

Harvard University Admission books, 1823-1884

Overview

The Harvard Corporation's role in examining and documenting candidates for admission evolved over time. These books were part of the Corporation's routine records for a practice that ceased in 1884. Contains lists of admitted students with their signatures.

Dates

  • 1823-1884

Creator

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Researcher Access

The Admission books are open for research.

Copying Restriction

Copying of fragile materials may be limited.

Extent

0.4 cubic feet (4 volumes)

Lists of admitted students with their signatures. Admission book, 1860-1873, page 31 contains an entry for Richard Theodore Greener, A.B. 1870, the first African American graduate of Harvard College.

Biographical / Historical

The Harvard Corporation's role in examining and documenting candidates for admission evolved over time. These books were part of the Corporation's routine records. The Corporation ceased the practice that generated these records in 1884.

Acquisition information

The documents in this collection are University records and were acquired in the course of University business.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds many records relating to student admission. The period covered in this group of records has a related series of Corporation records, the Admittaturs http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua44010

General note

This document last updated 2019 July 10.

Processing Information

This inventory was created by Kate Bowers in October 2013 from a variety of information sources. The collection title was devised by the archivist; volume titles were transcribed from an online location inventory. The collection was not examined.

Title
Harvard University. Corporation. Harvard University Admission books, 1823-1884 : an inventory
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hua28013

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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