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Papers of James Winthrop

Collection Identifier: HUM 69
Overview: James Winthrop (1752-1821), son of famous colonial scientist John Winthrop, served as Butler and Librarian of Harvard College, Justice of the Peace of Middlesex County, Register of Probate, and Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, among other roles. This small collection contains a notebook on logarithms he created as a student at Harvard around 1765, a journal created after his death to record the division of books he bequeathed to Thaddeus Mason Harris and Harriet H. Peck, a notebook he kept...

Papers of James Winthrop related to the Harvard College Library

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.27.72
Overview: This collection contains a small assortment of thirteen administrative records related to the Harvard College Library and its management by the College Librarian, dating from 1780 to 1801. The documents consist of two letters concerning book donations to the College Library from Francis Dana and Robert Bell; five documents concerning library staff appointments and payment for service; and six documents related to book borrowing, book binding, and the arrangement of volumes. The records are...

Papers of John and Hannah Winthrop

Collection Identifier: HUM 9
Overview: Preeminent colonial scientist John Winthrop (1714-1779) was Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard from 1738 until his death in 1779. Winthrop was the first important scientist to teach at Harvard and a highly regarded pioneer in mathematics and astronomy in the American colonies. The Papers of John and Hannah Winthrop contain materials created by Professor John Winthrop over more than five decades, and include almanacs annotated by both him and his second wife Hannah...

Color Photographs of Harvard and Cambridge taken by William Withington, approximately 1942-1946, 1952-1953, 1981

Collection Identifier: HUV 2343
Overview: Color slides depict Harvard University, including University buildings in and around Harvard Yard, and Cambridge, including the Charles River and Harvard Square. A smaller number of slides show Harvard buildings on Harvard's Boston campus, in Allston and Brighton. The bulk of the slides were taken between 1943 and 1946, when William A. Withington was a student at Harvard.

Papers of Robert Lee Wolff

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 108
Overview: Robert Lee Wolff (1915-1980) studied and taught History at Harvard from 1932 to 1980. He became an assistant professor at Harvard in 1950, full professor in 1955, and Coolidge Professor of History in 1965. Wolff studied and taught Byzantine and Balkan history. He also collected 19th century British novels and taught English courses on Victorian literature. The Papers of Robert Lee Wolff document Wolff’s student work, research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities at Harvard. The...

Harry A. Wolfson writings and publications

Collection Identifier: HUGB W645.xx
Overview: Harry Austryn Wolfson (1887-1974), a historian of philosophy, was the Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. The writings, publications, and biographical materials in this collection document Harry A. Wolfson's contributions to the study of medieval philosophy in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam from 1907 to 1979.

Papers of Harry Austryn Wolfson

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 58.xx
Overview: Harry Austryn Wolfson (1887-1974), a historian of philosophy, was the Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. His work focused on the study of the philosophy of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The Papers of Harry Austryn Wolfson document Wolfson's academic and professional career chiefly from 1900 to 1977. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, research notes, published and unpublished articles, manuscript drafts, lectures, and...

Plenyono Gbe Wolo personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUG 4879.405
Overview: This collection contains the papers of educator, theologian, and lawyer Plenyono Gbe Wolo (circa 1890-1940), the first Black African to graduate from Harvard University (AB 1917). It primarily includes letters written by Wolo to his friend and benefactor Emeline Fletcher Dickerson as well as letters between Wolo's benefactors as they secured funding on his behalf. These letters provide insight into the life and experiences of a Black international student at Harvard, Christian missionary...

Papers of James Haughton Woods

Collection Identifier: HUG 1880.2xx
Overview: James Haughton Woods (1864-1935), a scholar of East Asian studies, was a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. The collection consists of correspondence to, from, and about James Haughton Woods, his wife Elizabeth Woods, and other members of the Woods family from 1860 to 1961. Other records include articles, news clippings, lecture notes, photographs, and a diary.

Papers of Robert Burns Woodward, 1873-1980, 1930-1979

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 68.xx
Overview: Robert Burns Woodward (1917-1979), American chemist, Harvard professor, and 1965 Nobel Prize winner, is noted most for his work in organic synthesis.