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COLLECTION Identifier: HUGB 0677.40

Leonard Opdycke lecture notes

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Opdycke’s lecture notes, course handouts, exams, and a few student papers for art history courses that Opdycke taught at Harvard from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Most lecture notes are handwritten; handouts and exams are mimeograph copies of typescript.

Decriptive course titles were derived from Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Courses of instruction. Cambridge, Mass. : published by the University, 1879-2009


  • 1928-1961


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


0.70 cubic feet (2 document boxes)

Biographical note on Leonard Opdycke

Leonard Opdycke graduated from Harvard College in 1917, and subsequently received a Master's degree from the University in 1920. He taught in Harvard’s Department of Fine Arts from 1926 to 1961, with a specialty in 17th and 18th century European art. During World War II, Opdycke expanded his portfolio to teach mathematics and naval history in Army and Navy training programs at Harvard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leonard E. Opdycke, 1979.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2019 December 10.

Processing Information

This finding aid was written by Robin McElheny and encoded by created by Jennifer Pelose in November 2018.

Material was not examined.
Link to catalog
Leonard Opdycke lecture notes, 1928-1961 : an inventory
Harvard University Archives
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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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