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Records of the Board of Overseers: minutes, 1707-1982

Collection Identifier: UAII 5.5
Overview: This collection contains the official minutes of the Harvard University Board of Overseers' meetings held from 1707 to 1932. These minutes document the Boards' discussion and decisions on a wide range of academic, administrative, and financial concerns. Of note among the eighteenth century material are minutes related to the curriculum, the rules surrounding specific endowed professorships, student disorders, University finances, food service at Harvard, student dress, the effects of the...

Records of the Board of Overseers: reports from academic departments, 1859-1902

Collection Identifier: UAII 10.6.1
Overview: The Harvard University Board of Overseers is one of two governing bodies of Harvard University. One of the methods by which the Overseers carry out their charge is by organizing visiting committees to visit departments and schools and report back on their findings. Reports describe the status and activities of the academic departments at Harvard University. Most of the reports are handwritten, many of them in the form of letters addressed to the Board of Overseers. Many of the reports are from...

Records of the Board of Overseers: votes and resolutions, circa 1700-1892

Collection Identifier: UAII 5.7
Overview: The collection contains official handwritten and later typewritten records of votes and resolutions enacted during the meetings of the Harvard Board of Overseers, and maintained by the Secretaries of the Board of Overseers, between circa 1700 and 1892. Chiefly consisting of recorded votes, the records also include a small number of printed Board of Overseers meeting announcements, clippings of votes and resolutions, and letters regarding recent votes. The records document the points of concern...

Records of the Board of Overseers: waste-books

Collection Identifier: UAII 5.6
Overview: The Secretary of the Board of Overseers, and occasionally his proxies, took these minutes at meetings of the Board held between 1775 and 1816. These informal minutes, which are incomplete and document only a small portion of the meetings held in those years, were used to create the formal meeting minutes recorded elsewhere. Of note are minutes which document the effects of the American Revolutionary War on Harvard, those which recount the frustrations caused by John Hancock's absentee tenure as...

Records related to the charges against and defense made by Nathan Prince, 1740-1742

Collection Identifier: UAII 27.40
Overview: In 1742, Nathan Prince was dismissed from his position as Harvard College Tutor, following several years of controversy surrounding his alleged intemperance, slanderous comments about his colleagues, and other misdeeds. This collection contains records of the complaints and depositions made against Prince, his defense against those accusations, and related correspondence. Ultimately Prince's appeal of the Board of Overseers' decision to dismiss him was refused and he was forced to leave Harvard.

Reports to the Board of Overseers, 1650, 1685, 1761-1854

Collection Identifier: UAII 10.5
Overview: This collection is comprised of committee reports on various issues submitted to the Harvard University Board of Overseers between 1650 and 1854. These reports contain the committees' summaries and recommendations on on a range of academic, administrative, and financial concerns. Specific topics addressed include the curriculum, the rules surrounding specific endowed professorships, the academic calendar, University finances, student attendance at Harvard Medical School, and the operation of...