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Collection Identifier: UAIII15.18.1
Overview: This collection contains 29 diplomas conferred by Harvard College from 1676 to 1799, acknowledging the successful completion of a course of study. Included among the diplomas in this collection are general diplomas; Bachelor of Arts diplomas; Master of Arts diplomas; and honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Divinity, and Master of Arts.

Harvard College Papers, 1st series

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.100
Overview: At a special meeting of the Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. James W. Harris, an assistant in the Library who also served as an assistant to President Jared Sparks, was assigned the task of arranging and indexing the papers. The first series of College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating from 1651 to...

Harvard College Papers, 2nd series,

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.125
Overview: At a special meeting of the Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. Loose records were gathered into two sets of volumes. Each set was named "Harvard College Papers," and the sets became "1st series" and "2nd series". This second series holds material similar to that of the first series, dated from 1826 to 1863.

Harvard University Admission books, 1823-1884

Collection Identifier: UAIII 15.5
Overview: The Harvard Corporation's role in examining and documenting candidates for admission evolved over time. These books were part of the Corporation's routine records for a practice that ceased in 1884. Contains lists of admitted students with their signatures.

Harvard University Corporation Papers relating to the Marshpee Indians Digital

Series Identifier: UAI 20.811
Overview: The collection contains handwritten records kept by Harvard University relating to the interactions between the Marshpee Indians and Reverend Phineas Fish from his appointment as pastor for the Marshpee Indians by Harvard in 1811 until his departure in 1841. Chiefly consisting of correspondence between administrators of Harvard University, local government officials, and Phineas Fish, the volume also includes contracts, petitions, and a small printed booklet relating to the legal case between...

Harvard University Corporation records: minutes

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.30
Overview: The Harvard Corporation (also known as The President and Fellows of Harvard College), was established by the Massachusetts General Court in 1650 with responsibilty for managing Harvard's academic, financial, and policy matters. The minutes document the Corporation's role in the governance of the University, its decisions, University business practices, and Harvard's evolution from a small college into a modern university. Pre-1827 minutes in this collection are 19th century copies transcribed...

Laws and statutes of Harvard

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.800
Overview: The Harvard laws and statutes, first compiled in 1642 and revised periodically thereafter, defined appropriate student conduct, and detailed the requirements for admitted students; later laws included regulations for the library, the steward and butler, and governors and officers of the College. The collection contains manuscript copies of College laws from 1655 through 1789, a handwritten copy of the "Freshmen laws," and printed copies of laws in both draft and published forms from 1790...

Recommendations received for degrees out of course, 1874-1910

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.330.4
Overview: Students who had withdrawn from the College prior to completing their coursework could be nominated by their classmates to receive degrees. Consists primarily of petitions to the President and Fellows of Harvard College requesting the granting of bachelor degrees out of course. The petitions illustrate the loyalty and long-standing friendships among Harvard College classmates.

Records of early Harvard buildings, 1710-1969

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.10.5
Overview: The Records of early Harvard buildings consist of floor plans, drawings, receipts, estimates, and correspondence resulting from the construction of Harvard College buildings in the Old Yard during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The records include several drawings and floor plans of Massachusetts Hall, the oldest surviving building at Harvard; as well as correspondence, notes, and sketches from the construction of University Hall, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch. In...

Records of gifts and donations

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.400
Overview: In the 17th and 18th century, Harvard College relied on government grants and tax allocations, town subscriptions, and private donations to fund the school. The history of donations at Harvard reflects both the generosity of donors and the challenges of collecting funds in a colony lacking an established financial structure. The Records of donations and gifts document contributions made to Harvard University by private citizens, companies, the Massachusetts colonial and state governments, and...