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Philip Barry collection of Harvard College Class of 1936 memorabilia

Collection Identifier: HUD 936.6
Scope and Contents:

The collection includes one black and white panoramic photograph of the Class of 1936 taken at their 25th reunion, June 11-15, 1961, an undated pin from the Class of 1936, a pin from the tercentenary meeting of the Associated Harvard Clubs in 1936, and a name tag for Philip Barry attached to a green ribbon with "1936" printed in white, also undated.

Heinrich Brüning personal archive and Brüning family archive

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 93
Overview: Heinrich Brüning (1885-1970) was Chancellor of Germany from March 1930 until May 1932. After losing political power in Germany, Nazi threats pushed him to leave the country and he became an academic. From 1939 to1952 he was Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Government in the Graduate School of Public Administration at Harvard, and he later held an appointment as Professor of Political Science at the University of Cologne from 1951 to 1956. The Heinrich Brüning personal archive and Brüning...

Records of the Cambridge Scientific Club, 1842-2015, bulk dates 1846-1945.

Collection Identifier: HUD 3257
Overview:

The Cambridge Scientific Club was founded on November 14, 1842 as a small informal dining club consisting chiefly of members of the Harvard University faculty who met to exchange ideas on a wide variety of topics including religion, music, the natural sciences, political economy, the law, ancient history, and the fine arts. The records document the Club's founding, organization, and administrative activities.

Papers of Annie Jump Cannon

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 125
Overview:

The collection documents both the personal and professional life of Annie Jump Cannon, the first astronomer to systematically classify the stars.  It contains diaries, autobiographical writings, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs, relating to her life and career.

Jeffrey Robert Chapman personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 306
Overview: Jeffrey Robert Chapman, advertising executive, graduated from Harvard University (AB 1986), where he was a writer and issue editor for the Harvard Lampoon while studying forest ecology. The collection documents Jeffrey R. Chapman’s affiliation with the Harvard Lampoon, a school humor magazine, and includes a Lampoon letterman jacket, original artwork for Lampoon magazine covers, and a Lampoon USA Today parody...

Collection of Harvard College bills sent to Charles Augustus Chase

Collection Identifier: HUD 1851.14
Overview: Charles Augustus Chase (1833-1911) was a member of the Harvard Class of 1855. After graduating from Harvard, Chase worked for the Boston Daily Advertiser as a reporter and office editor until 1862. Chase then held several public offices, serving as treasurer of Worcester County, Massachusetts from 1864 to 1875, and then as Register of Deeds in 1876. His collection of bills demonstrates Chase's financial transactions while an undergraduate at Harvard, and...

Panoramic photographs of commencement preparations in Tercentenary Theatre

Collection Identifier: HUV 2336.3
Overview:

The collection includes two panoramic photographs of Harvard commenencement preparations in Harvard Yard during the 1930s. The photographs, both taken by Fay Foto, are shot from the steps of Memorial Church looking across Tercentenary Theatre to Widener Library.

Harvard Student Strike and Protest Collection compiled by the Harvard College Class of 1970

Collection Identifier: HUY 187
Overview: In April 1969, Harvard students, acting under the leadership of Students for a Democratic Society, staged a sit-in in University Hall to protest against the Harvard administration. The protest was violently broken up, which pushed thousands of students and professors to strike against classes until the Harvard administration agreed to more open and inclusive communication. During the protest, strike posters and associated apparel in this collection were used as ways to express dissent,...

Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961.

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.99.17
Overview:

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. It was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held.

Architectural plans for Widener Library at Harvard University

Series Identifier: UAI 15.92
Overview:

The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, located in Harvard Yard, was dedicated on Commencement Day in 1915. Construction began in 1912 and was completed in 1914. These records are architectural drawings and plans, including plans for the building itself as well as interior fixtures, from pre-construction through construction and alterations.

Baseball Collection

Collection Identifier: HUD 9000
Overview:

This collection consists chiefly of ephemera and information about baseball at Harvard; it also includes baseball clothing and equipment. The earliest original artifacts are tickets in the 1867 folder.

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.

Charters and legislative acts relating to the governance of Harvard

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.100
Overview: Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636; subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that established the Harvard Corporation and defined its authority as the College's primary governing board. For most of Harvard's history to the present, the College has operated under the Charter of 1650, but between 1672 and 1707 alternate Charters were recognized when the document became a...

 Chest of 1900, 1899-1900

Series Identifier: HUA 900.xx
Overview:

The Chest of 1900 was a time-capsule project undertaken by Harvard University to mark the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. It contains student essays, diaries kept by students, employees and faculty members, publications and photographs.

Commencement Theses, Quaestiones, and Orders of Exercises

Collection Identifier: HUC 6642
Overview: The collection consists of Theses, Quaestiones, and Orders of Exercises for Commencement used in Harvard Commencement exercises from the 17th century into the early 19th century as precursors to the modern Commencement program. The Theses (for undergraduates) and Quaestiones (for Master's degree candidates) are broadsides, written in Latin, that list prompts used in the commencement tradition of public student disputation which began at Harvard College in 1642. Broadside Theses were printed...

Construction Management Records, ca. 1953-1986.

Collection Identifier: UAV 298.8000
Overview: Harvard University was one of the first large organizations to establish its own internal construction management group, beginning in the 1960s, which centralized all administrative responsibilities involved in the building process. These responsibilities included awarding bids, overseeing daily activities of the contractors and architects, acting as a liaison to offices, organizations, and individual members of the Harvard community and any communities affected by the construction project,...

Records of the Harvard Bicentenary Celebration

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.836.xx
Overview:

The records document some of the activities related to the Harvard Bicentenary Celebration held on September 8, 1836. Materials include extracts listing the votes of the Corporation about the 1836 celebration, a plan for the evening illumination of Holworthy Hall, a volume of autographs signed by Harvard graduates and guests, blank tickets for the “Dinner of the Alumni” held during the celebration and letters from Harvard alumni confirming their attendance at the dinner.

Documentary History of the Library

Collection Identifier: HUF 523.6.73
Overview: This collection of printed documents, both published and unpublished, reflects the history, growth and management of the Harvard College Library from 1773 to 1879. Documents include Visiting Committee reports, library and sales catalogues, library regulations, circular letters to patrons and alumni, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, fundraising appeals, blank receipts for gifts to the library, and blank forms regarding borrowing privileges, book order requests, and arrival...

Drafts of Faculty votes

Collection Identifier: UAIII 27.80
Overview: This collection contains drafts of five miscellaneous votes by the Harvard Faculty between 1742 and 1803 related to student behavior, both in specific cases and in the development of College rules. The Harvard Faculty, initially known as the Immediate Government, began holding meetings in 1725 to discuss educational and administrative concerns of the College. The group primarily consisted of the president of Harvard College, the professors, and the tutors. The documents in this collection...

Examinations,1836-2009

Collection Identifier: HUC 7000.xx
Overview:

This collection chiefly consists of final examinations given by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, especially the undergraduate examinations from Harvard College. It also includes examinations from the Harvard Law School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Business Administration, and the Lawrence Scientific School. Other types of examinations include questions for entrance, mid-year, honors, Ph.D., make-up, reading, divisional and general examinations.

Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard College, Radcliffe College, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student records on microfilm

Sub-Group Identifier: UAIII 15.75.14
Overview:

Negative microfilm copies of student record cards for Harvard College, Radcliffe College, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Harvard University Graduate School of Education doctoral student records

Series Identifier: UAV 350.103.15
Scope and Contents:

Academic student records for students who attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE) doctoral programs and separated from the School between 1952 and 1983.

Harvard University greetings records, 1886-1962

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.690
Overview:

These records contain ceremonial greetings to and from Harvard University. The senders and recipients are other universities as well as learned and professional societies. The occasions that prompt exchanges of greetings are often significant anniversaries.

Harvard 350th anniversary celebration : video recordings and script

Collection Identifier: UAY 11
Overview:

Includes two U-matic S videos, one 1” video reel, a program and a full event script with notes on when to cue the video produced by Tommy Walker Productions for the September 6, 1986 event celebrating Harvard's 350th anniversary at Harvard Stadium.

Harvard Commons Records

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.250
Overview: Following the English tradition, students at Harvard College dined in commons, eating at least one daily meal together in a dining hall along with the tutors and graduate students. This practice continued at Harvard into the middle of the 19th century. The Harvard Commons Records document the maintenance and development of commons at Harvard College in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the Steward's role in overseeing those commons. They also document a rebellion by the students in 1807...