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Overview: This collection of printed documents, both published and unpublished, reflects the history, growth and management of the Harvard College Library from 1773 to 1879. Documents include Visiting Committee reports, library and sales catalogues, library regulations, circular letters to patrons and alumni, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, fundraising appeals, blank receipts for gifts to the library, and blank forms regarding borrowing privileges, book order requests, and arrival notifications.
Overview: This collection contains drafts of five miscellaneous votes by the Harvard Faculty between 1742 and 1803 related to student behavior, both in specific cases and in the development of College rules. The Harvard Faculty, initially known as the Immediate Government, began holding meetings in 1725 to discuss educational and administrative concerns of the College. The group primarily consisted of the president of Harvard College, the professors, and the tutors. The documents in this collection...
Overview: This collection chiefly consists of final examinations given by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, especially the undergraduate examinations from Harvard College. It also includes examinations from the Harvard Law School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Business Administration, and the Lawrence Scientific School. Other types of examinations include questions for entrance, mid-year, honors, Ph.D., make-up, reading, divisional and general examinations.
Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard College, Radcliffe College, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student records on microfilm
Overview: Negative microfilm copies of student record cards for Harvard College, Radcliffe College, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Scope and Contents: Academic student records for students who attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE) doctoral programs and separated from the School between 1952 and 1983.
Overview: These records contain ceremonial greetings to and from Harvard University. The senders and recipients are other universities as well as learned and professional societies. The occasions that prompt exchanges of greetings are often significant anniversaries.
Overview: Following the English tradition, students at Harvard College dined in commons, eating at least one daily meal together in a dining hall along with the tutors and graduate students. This practice continued at Harvard into the middle of the 19th century. The Harvard Commons Records document the maintenance and development of commons at Harvard College in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the Steward's role in overseeing those commons. They also document a rebellion by the students in 1807...
Overview: The mathematical theses consist of equations and drawings which illustrate the equations. At the time of their creation, the purpose of these finely executed documents on large sheets of paper was to demonstrate a student's mastery of one or more mathematical concepts, yet the enduring value of many of the them lies in the fact that they are works of art.
Scope and Contents: Chiefly black and white 35mm negatives accompanied by a few strips of contact prints in some folders. The primary photographer was likely Rick Stafford.