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Records of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Harvard College, 1886-1887, 1894
Records relating to the adoption of crimson as the official Harvard University color, 1858, 1910, 1950
Records relating to the ceremonies in honor of Winston Churchill at Harvard University on 6 September 1943
On September 6, 1943, Harvard University presented British Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Records include instructions to event staff, the text of Mr. Churchill's speech, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera such as programs, order of exercises, samples of tickets, and place cards.
This collection documents the founding of the Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard which was endowed in 1771 by the will of Boston merchant Nicholas Boylston (1716-1771). The will, statutes, and other related documents describe the rules and regulations of the Boylston Professorship and demonstrate the selection process used to recruit and evaluate candidates to fill faculty positions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Harvard University.
The committee reports and Corporation votes extracted from the Harvard Corporation meeting minutes in this collection document the legislative process by which the Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic, the Hersey Professorship of Anatomy and Surgery, and the Erving Professorship of Chemistry and Materia Medica, were established at Harvard College. The creation of these professorships led to the establishment of the Harvard Medical School in 1782.