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Overview: The Human Resources Program was established in the Office of the Vice-President for Alumni Affairs and Development, ca. 1978, to systematically identify Harvard alumni, alumnae, or friends who were either not known to Harvard or not already involved with the University. These records document efforts to identify alumni talent, especially individual alumni who might be candidates for leadership or committee positions.
Records of the Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of Massachusetts, Iota of Massachusetts, and Alpha Iota of Massachusetts chapters, 1779-2011
Overview: The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of Massachusetts chapter was founded at Harvard in 1781 under a charter, dated December 4, 1779, granted by the chapter at the College of William and Mary. In 1995, the chapter merged with Radcliffe’s Iota of Massachusetts chapter to form the Alpha Iota of Massachusetts chapter. This collection documents the history and activities of Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard from its founding through the 21st century. While the collection chiefly documents Harvard's Alpha chapter, it...
Overview: The Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established in 1942 to develop countermeasures to radar. These records document research projects. Topics include radar, radar countermeasures, microwaves, research methodology, and the relationship of federally-sponsored research to the industrial sector.
Overview: These early records of the Speaking Club, a private student club established at Harvard College as a forum for practicing oratory, contain information about club rules and regulations, signed declarations of its members, lists of speakers and their topics, meeting minutes, votes, orders, financial accounts, and other routine administrative information. The records also include information about the library kept by the Club for its members. These early records are only a subset of the existing...
Overview: Collection of 231 postcards, collected by Thomas T. Winant, chiefly depicting exteriors of Harvard and Radcliffe buildings, as well as Harvard landmarks, Cambridge views, and Harvard's graduate schools. Most of the postcards are blank, but some were mailed and contain writing. Postmarks for the latter suggest that the bulk dates from 1904 to 1908; however, there are about 20 postcards that are probably from the 1990s.