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Records pertaining to the Apparatus of the Rumford Professorship and Lectureship on the Application of Science to the Useful Arts

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.1037
Overview: The records document the use of the Rumford apparatus, a collection of scientific instruments and working models used for the promotion of the practical sciences by Daniel Treadwell, Joseph Lovering, and Eben Norton Horsford at Harvard in the 1830s and 1850s. The financial ledger, catalogue, and lists of articles in this collection illustrate the wide range of instruments comprising the apparatus, provide a glimpse into the scientific instruction and knowledge given to students at Harvard,...

Records related to Selective Service registration at Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.940.xx
Overview: The United States began drafting men for military service with the passage of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act) on September 16, 1940. This collection documents Harvard University’s participation in the registration of men under the Selective Training and Service Act on October 16, 1940 and June 30, 1942. Records include registration day placards, check lists for chief registrars, blank volunteer cards, lists of Harvard University registrar...

Records relating to the Air Raid Precautions Organization at Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.941.10
Overview: Civil defense at Harvard University during World War II began even before American entrance into the conflict, when the Harvard Corporation created a Committee on Civilian Defense to survey the defense needs of the University, including the protection of the College's treasures and records in October 1941. One of the first steps initiated by the Committee on Civilian Defense was the establishment of an Air Raid Precautions School at Harvard, to teach faculty, students, and staff the basics of...

Records relating to the Fellowship controversy

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.718
Overview: This collection contains six documents related to the Harvard Fellowship controversy from between 1716 and 1723 that expanded from internal disagreements about the role of Tutors in College governance into a political battle between the Corporation, Board of Overseers, and the Massachusetts General Court. The documents in this collection are in College Tutor Nicholas Sever's hand and include manuscript copies of Sever and Tutor William Welsteed's 1721 and 1722 petitions to the Harvard Board of...

Records relating to the installation of Nathan Marsh Pusey as the Twenty-Fourth President of Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.953.10
Overview: Nathan Marsh Pusey (1907-2001) served as the twenty-fourth president of Harvard University from 1953 to 1971. Formally elected by the Harvard Corporation on June 1, 1953, Pusey was invested with the “powers and privileges” of his office at an installation ceremony on October 13, 1953 in the Faculty Room in University Hall. This collection documents the installation of Nathan M. Pusey as Harvard president on October 13, 1953. Records include a reel-to-reel audio recording and a disc recording of...

Records relating to the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.944.5
Overview: The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I) was developed by Harvard University Professor Howard D. Aiken (1900-1973) in collaboration with engineers from the International Business Machines Corporation beginning in 1937. This collection contains a typewritten stenographer's transcript and seven phonograph records (12 inch, 78 rpm long-playing (LP) format) documenting the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University on August 7, 1944.

Records relating to the University of Oxford Convocation at Harvard University, 19 June 1941

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.941.2
Overview: On June 19, 1941, the University of Oxford held a convocation at Harvard University to award an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presented to Roosevelt for his support against lawlessness and aggression abroad and for his support in “the fight for Peace, Justice, and Freedom,” the honorary degree was also designed to reinforce the relationship between Great Britain and the United States and to acknowledge American support for Britain in its war against...

Harvard Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Supply Course applications, 1917

Collection Identifier: Arch E 79A
Overview: Harvard Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Supply Course applications collection is from the year 1917 and contains application cards from Harvard University ROTC members for a Harvard Business School Supply Course.

Early records of the Steward, 1649-1812

Collection Identifier: UAI 71
Overview: The Steward was appointed by the Corporation to manage the residential operations of Harvard College. The Steward purchased the College's food provisions and fuel, and supervised the Butler and kitchen staff. The Steward also acted as the financial officer for student accounts, collecting tuition and room and board fees. This collection contains account books, bonds, bills, and receipts. The records document the day-to-day expenses of Harvard students, and place students and their families...

Records of the Cuban Summer School

Collection Identifier: UAV.813.400
Overview: The Records of the Cuban Summer School document a six-week residential summer program held at Harvard University in 1900 that instructed more than one thousand Cuban teachers in the latest American educational methods and American culture. Consisting primarily of administrative records relating to the planning and coordination of the large-scale program, publications and photographs from the summer school are also included. These materials offer insight into American imperialism during the...