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Mathematical theses, 1782-1839.

Collection Identifier: HUC 8782.514
Overview: The mathematical theses consist of equations and drawings which illustrate the equations. At the time of their creation, the purpose of these finely executed documents on large sheets of paper was to demonstrate a student's mastery of one or more mathematical concepts, yet the enduring value of many of the them lies in the fact that they are works of art.

Leverett Franklin Hooper personal archive

Collection Identifier: HUM 317
Overview: This collection contains ephemera, photographs, and related records acquired by Leverett Franklin Hooper while he was a student at Harvard University and serving in the United States Army during World War I. The bulk of the records date from 1914 to 1919 documenting Hooper’s involvement in World War I as a first lieutenant and member of the United States Army 351st Field Artillery Regiment. Also included is Hooper’s Harvard College undergraduate diploma (AB 1915), and Harvard diplomas for...

Papers of Donald Howard Menzel, 1931-1986

Collection Identifier: HUG 4567
Overview: Donald Howard Menzel (1901-1976) taught astronomy at Harvard, and was director of the Harvard College Observatory from 1952 to 1966. According to the National Academy of Sciences' Biographical Memoir, "Menzel was one of the first practitioners of theoretical astrophysics in the United States and pioneered the application of quantum mechanics to astronomical spectroscopy." These papers chiefly document Menzel's professional life of research, writing, and participation in professional...