Records of the Harvard University Tercentenary Celebration,
- Harvard University. Corporation (Organization)
Extent27.59 cubic feet (9 oversized storage boxes, 4 volumes, 4 pamphlet folders, 2 folders, 1 storage case)
The records include invitations to delegates and their processional order. The bulk of the records consist of congratulatory messages presented to Harvard University by delegates, alumni, and the general public. There are also two small time capsules: letters written by Harvard University officials to their successors to be opened in 2036, the 400th anniversary of the founding of Harvard College.
These documents of the Tercentenary ceremonies, with hundreds of congratulatory messages from delgates from all over the world, reflect the fact that Harvard had expanded its reach and influence by the time of the celebrations. The institution that began as a small, provincial college of in seventeenth century observed its Tercentenary in a manner befitting a global academic leader of the twentieth century.
The acquisitions are as follows:
- 1936 September 17, Professor Frans M. Olbrechts
- 1936 November 17, Walter B. Briggs
- 1937 December 21, Thomas F. Currier
- 1945 January 26, Jerome D. Greene
- Bethell, John T. Harvard Observed: An Illustrated History of the University in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1998.
- Harvard University. The Tercentenary of Harvard College: A Chronicle of the Tercentenary Year 1935-1936. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1937.
- Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943.
- Greene, Jerome Davis, 1874-1959.
- Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978.
- Harvard University. Corporation.
- Harvard University -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
- Harvard University -- History -- 20th century.
- Harvard University -- Anniversaries, etc.
- Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae.
- Harvard University -- Gifts.
- Harvard University -- Students.
- Associated Harvard Clubs.
- Kyūshū Teikoku Daigaku.
- Autographs -- Collections.
Formats and genres
- Letters (correspondence)
- Lists (document genres)
- Volumes (documents by form)
- Harvard objects.
Titles were devised by the archivist unless otherwise noted.
- Harvard University. Corporation. Records of the Harvard University Tercentenary Celebration, 1936 : an inventory
- 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.
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