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Overview: American Defense, Harvard Group was organized by a small group of Harvard faculty members to alert Americans to the dangers posed by the Axis powers after the fall of France in June, 1940 and to marshal aid to American allies in Europe and Asia. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Group helped mobilize support for America's war effort. The records are organized in the following series: Reports, Records of officers, Committee files, American Defense, Harvard Group News...
Overview: The American Student Defense League was established as a national organization by Harvard students to support Great Britain against Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II. The records are organized in three series: The Constitution of the American Student Defense League, Harvard Chapter, General Information and Ephemera, and Business Records.
Overview: The Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee was established in 1946. It ran seminars for veterans, organized social events, and campaigned against the University's decision to cut all subsidized housing for married students. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.
Overview: Fisher Ames (1758-1808) was a lawyer and a prominent Federalist statesman from Massachusetts. Ames received an AB from Harvard in 1774, and he later served in the United States Congress from 1789 to 1797. This collection contains an embroidered pocketbook, three pieces of correspondence, and a handwritten political speech related to Fisher Ames and the Ames family, and a brief handwritten genealogy of the Bayley family, two cabinet card portraits, and a child's glove. The Ames family was...
Overview: Oakes Ames (1874-1950) graduated from Harvard in 1898, taught botany at Harvard and was director of the Botanical Museum. His papers document his personal and family life, and the field of botany, including teaching, research, and administration of the Botanical Museum.
Overview: Larz Nicholas Anderson (1866-1937), diplomat and businessman, was born on August 15, 1866, in Paris to Nicholas Longworth and Elizabeth Coles Kilgour Anderson; he received his Harvard AB in 1888. The collection consists of daily and longer themes written by Anderson for the course English 12 in 1886-1887, as well as themes written by Anderson as part of the prescribed course of study in English for the sophomore year in 1885.
Overview: Robert H. Anderson (1918-2010) was a professor in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The personal contents of the collection reflect Anderson's research and consulting work and his mentoring relationships with his advisees. The bulk of the material consists of records of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Overview: This collection contains anthropometrical measurements probably compiled by William Tufts Brigham and William Hale Herrick, contemporaries of Dudley Allen Sargent. William Tufts Brigham (1841-1926), ethnologist, botanist, and geologist, was the first Bernice P. Bishop Museum director in Honolulu, Hawaii. William Hale Herrick (1860-1887) was the Director of the Gymnasium at Lehigh University from 1883 to 1886.
Overview: William Sumner Appleton, Jr. became the first full-time, professional preservationist in the United States when he founded The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910. This collection consists of eight assignments submitted in the Harvard course Architecture 7a, "Theory of Pure Design, Harmony, Rhythm, and Balance." The course had a profound impact on Appleton's career as a preservationist.
Overview: Ancient Sardis was the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, located in western Anatolia in present-day Turkey. The Archaelogical Exploration of Sardis program began in 1958. It is a joint effort of Harvard and Cornell University and has conducted annual excavations in Turkey since 1958. These microfilm copies of excavation records (fieldbooks and object cards) date from 1958 through 1983. The microfilm itself was made in 1984.