Harvard University Admission books, 1823-1884
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.
- Harvard University. Corporation (Organization)
Extent is approximate.
The Admission books are open for research.
Copying of fragile materials may be limited.
Extent0.4 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.
The documents in this collection are University records and were acquired in the course of University business.
This document last updated 2019 July 10.
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.
- Harvard University. Corporation. Harvard University Admission books, 1823-1884 : an inventory
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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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