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Records of the Board of Overseers: votes and resolutions

Collection Identifier: UAII 5.7
Overview: The collection contains official handwritten and later typewritten records of votes and resolutions enacted during the meetings of the Harvard Board of Overseers, and maintained by the Secretaries of the Board of Overseers, between circa 1700 and 1892. Chiefly consisting of recorded votes, the records also include a small number of printed Board of Overseers meeting announcements, clippings of votes and resolutions, and letters regarding recent votes. The records document the points of concern...

Records of the Board of Overseers: waste-books

Collection Identifier: UAII 5.6
Overview: The Secretary of the Board of Overseers, and occasionally his proxies, took these minutes at meetings of the Board held between 1775 and 1816. These informal minutes, which are incomplete and document only a small portion of the meetings held in those years, were used to create the formal meeting minutes recorded elsewhere. Of note are minutes which document the effects of the American Revolutionary War on Harvard, those which recount the frustrations caused by John Hancock's absentee tenure as...

Records related to the charges against and defense made by Nathan Prince

Collection Identifier: UAII 27.40
Overview: In 1742, Nathan Prince was dismissed from his position as Harvard College Tutor, following several years of controversy surrounding his alleged intemperance, slanderous comments about his colleagues, and other misdeeds. This collection contains records of the complaints and depositions made against Prince, his defense against those accusations, and related correspondence. Ultimately Prince's appeal of the Board of Overseers' decision to dismiss him was refused and he was forced to leave Harvard.

Reports to the Board of Overseers

Collection Identifier: UAII 10.5
Overview: This collection is comprised of committee reports on various issues submitted to the Harvard University Board of Overseers between 1650 and 1854. These reports contain the committees' summaries and recommendations on on a range of academic, administrative, and financial concerns. Specific topics addressed include the curriculum, the rules surrounding specific endowed professorships, the academic calendar, University finances, student attendance at Harvard Medical School, and the operation of...

Financial records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.1003
Overview: The Financial records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History offer a glimpse into the financial management of the Professorship and Botanic Garden from 1805 to 1814. The records include account statements for William Dandridge Peck documenting the expenses he incurred traveling in Europe from 1805 to 1808, bills and receipts, orders to pay from the Board of Visitors to the treasurer of Harvard College, promissory notes, stock account statements, and a...

Records relating to the philosophical apparatus of the Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy and the Records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.960
Overview: The Records relating to the philosophical apparatus of the Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy and the Records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History at Harvard were compiled and pasted into a single volume at an undetermined date. Inventories, invoices, letters, copies of votes extracted from Board of Visitors meeting minutes, and other financial records in this collection document the acquisition and maintenance of the...

Subscription records for the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.997
Overview: The Subscription records for the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History contain subscription papers and lists, receipts, and letters documenting the fund raising efforts of the founders of the Professorship and Botanic Garden at Harvard University from 1802 to 1813. The records contain the names of donors and their individual contributions.

Records of the Butler

Collection Identifier: UAI 90
Overview: The College Butler, a position that lasted from the mid-seventeenth century through the end of the eighteenth century, was responsible for supplying and managing the Buttery, a commissary where students could purchase food and minor necessities, along with other certain other daily tasks. The position was held by students. These records document the Butler’s financial responsibilities from 1722 to 1799 and consist of account books, receipts, bills, statements, and scrap paper used to calculate...

Printed material issued by the Harvard Center for Literary and Cultural Studies and the Harvard Humanities Center

Sub-Group Identifier: HUF 525.2000.3
Overview: Originally established as the Center for Literary Studies in 1984, the Center was renamed the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies in 1988, and then became the Humanities Center in 1999. It was later renamed the Mahindra Humanities Center in 2011. The Center sponsors seminars, conferences, lectures, and workshops for interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. This collection contains printed materials from 1993 to 2005, including annual reports, brochures, programs, and posters.

Characters and mascots, 1850-1950

Series Identifier: HUG 3273.2
Overview: This collection documents people (and one cat) who were known, respected, and/or beloved by the Harvard community for their personal characteristics or talents, regarless of their official relationship, or lack of relationship, with the University. It contains newspaper clippings, publications, memorabilia, and ephemera.