- Harvard College (1636-1780) (Organization)
Extent.26 cubic feet (1 half-legal document box)
The lists are written on folio-sized loose leaves, and they all appear to be in the hand of President Edward Holyoke (who served as Harvard president from 1737 to 1769). All of the lists contain entries with the student's name, hometown, age at admission, and date of birth, except for the 1758 freshmen list which only contains student surnames. The order in which the student names appear on the list does not appear to reflect any ranking. From 1743 until 1760, the lists are titled "Catalogue of freshmen," and from 1764 to 1764, they are titled "Recentes approbati."
The documents have water and mold damage and are very fragile. Many of the documents are missing text due to paper loss.
Item titles are transcribed from document versos.
- Morison, Samuel Eliot. Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.
This finding aid was created by Diann Benti in August 2011.
Preservation and description of the Admission lists was supported by the Arcadia-funded project Harvard in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
- Harvard College admission lists, 1743-1764: 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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