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Helen L. Brooks collection relating to the Harvard University Underwater Sound Laboratory and the Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Physics Wives Committee

Collection Identifier: HUM 315
Overview: Helen Lathrop Brooks (1917- ) worked as an editorial secretary at the Harvard University Underwater Sound Laboratory from March 1942 to July 1945. In 1958, Brooks founded and chaired the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics Wives Committee, which served as a social organization for the department's faculty members and their wives until 1977, when the group formally disbanded. The collection contains photographs of the Harvard Underwater Sound Laboratory, as well as employee rosters and...

Douglas J. Dawson personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 330
Overview: Douglas J. Dawson was a member of the Harvard College Class of 1970, and he received his AB in March 1971. The collection contains Dawson's Harvard course notes, essays, syllabi, and reading lists, Harvard admissions and financial aid materials, flyers and other political ephemera from the 1969 Harvard student strike and anti-Vietnam War protests, and several Harvard publications, all of which document Dawson's academic and political activities as an undergraduate student at Harvard.

Fotis C. Kafatos personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 287
Overview: Fotis C. Kafatos (1940-2017) was professor of Biology at Harvard University (1969-1994) and chair of the Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology (1978-1981). The Fotis C. Kafatos personal archive chiefly contains Kafatos’s class notes taken while he was a student at Cornell University (1958-1961) and Harvard University (1961-1963) primarily in the fields of biology and zoology, and his Harvard University lecture notes from 1965 to 1990 that he used in his biology classes. Also...

Frank A. Loda personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 286
Abstract: Frank Aloysius Loda, Jr., (born 1934), physician and professor, received his AB (1956) from Harvard University and his MD (1960) from Vanderbilt University (four years in medical school and one year as an intern in pediatrics). The collection contains approximately 550 letters and postcards from Loda to his family in Texarkana, Arkansas. The letters and postcards document Loda’s experiences as an undergraduate student at Harvard University from 1952 to 1956, and his post-graduate studies at...

Margaret Mayall personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 294
Overview: Margaret Walton Mayall (1902-1995) was an American astronomer. After receiving her MA from Radcliffe College in 1928, she began working at the Harvard College Observatory. This collection contains 35 black and white photographs, which depict the Harvard College Observatory staff camping in southeastern Maine to watch the total solar eclipse on August 31, 1932. Also includes Mayall’s 1957 G. Bruce Blair Award and a copy of Mayall’s 1970 Manual for Observing Variable...

Henry Edwards Scott personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 319
Overview: This collection chiefly chronicles Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. (1900-1990) studies in the fields of chemistry, engineering sciences, English, mathematics, physics, and music at Harvard University primarily from 1918 to 1922, and his participation in student organizations including the Pi Eta Club and the Harvard Glee Club. A drawing and a commercial advertisement demonstrate Scott’s career as an artist.

Photographs of Boyden Station in South Africa

Collection Identifier: HUY 178
Overview: Boyden Station was established by Harvard University in 1889 to allow for observations from the Southern Hemisphere. The observatory was originally located in Arequipa, Peru, but was relocated to a spot near Bloemfontien in the Orange Free State, South Africa in 1927 due to better weather. The collection includes 182 photographs, which probably date from the 1930s to 1950s. The images depict Boyden Station, as well as its surrounding areas, including employees, equipment, and local South...

Joseph Vera collection of Harvard memorabilia

Collection Identifier: HUM 321
Overview: This collection documents Joseph Vera’s association with the Harvard fencing team, the Harvard Glee Club, his participation in Class of 1950 reunions, and his attendance at athletic events including Harvard football games. Joseph Sequeira Vera (1928-2018), a lawyer, received an AB from Harvard University (1950), a Juris Doctor from Boston University (1953), and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University (1955). He practiced law in New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1954-1970 before accepting a...

Edward W. Wagner personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 243
Overview: Edward Willett Wagner (1924-2001) was Professor of Korean Studies at Harvard for thirty-five years and was a pioneer in the study of Korean history in the United States. A specialist in pre-modern Korean history, Wagner's research centered on the study of the elite structure of Korea’s Yi (Chosŏn) dynasty. The Edward W. Wagner personal archive documents Wagner’s academic and professional career as a teacher, writer, and historian and highlights his role as an authority on the history and...

David C. McClelland collection compiled by David G. Winter

Collection Identifier: HUM 270
Overview: David G. Winter (born 1939) is a Professor of Psychology (emeritus) at the University of Michigan. David C. McClelland (1917-1998), was a psychology professor at Harvard University (1956-1987) and known for his wide-ranging research on personality and motivation. The collection consists chiefly of biographical materials from the 1920s to 2012 about David C. McClelland compiled by David G. Winter, a former student, colleague, and research associate of McClelland.