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Admittaturs, 1715-1867

Collection Identifier: UAIII 15.5.8
Overview: From the Latin meaning "be admitted," an admittatur served as a student's certificate of admission to Harvard College beginning in the 1650s. The collection contains admittaturs to Harvard College signed by the President and several Tutors and Fellows. The admittaturs document a component of the College's 17th and 18th century admissions procedures, and the manuscript and printed copies of the College laws complement the Laws and Statutes collection and provide insight into the Harvard...

Buildings papers on Appleton Chapel

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.60.x
Overview: Harvard University's Appleton Chapel was constructed in 1855-1856. It was designed by architect Paul Schulze as a stand-alone building to replace the chapel in University Hall. Appleton Chapel as a structure was replaced in turn by Memorial Church. Memorial Church was dedicated in 1932. The Appleton Chapel continues as a named chapel within the new building. This collection holds a scattering of records relating to the design, dedication, and use of the chapel.

Buildings papers on Gore Hall, 1840 and 1907

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.48
Overview: Gore Hall housed the Harvard College Library. It was designed by Richard Bond, built in 1838, and demolished in 1913 to make way for the Harry Elkins Widener Library. This collection holds a scattering of architectural drawings for the design and re-design of Gore Hall.

College Books, 1636-1827

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.5
Overview: This collection consists of eight bound volumes, known as the College Books, which contain Harvard Corporation records from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. They include the earliest known Corporation records. In addition to extensive minutes from Corporation meetings, the College Books also contain early minutes of Harvard's Board of Overseers and entries about a broad range of other topics, including donations from Thomas Hollis, the roles and responsibilities of the...

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, circa 1650-1828

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.120
Overview: This artificial collection is comprised of loose documents relating to the Harvard Corporation gathered by archivists during the winter of 1933 and arranged chronologically as part of a project to compile and arrange miscellaneous University records that was prompted by a Corporation vote in 1850. The collection chiefly consists of copies of Corporation votes and correspondence of University administrators, circa 1650-1828. The collection also includes financial documents, including receipts,...

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 1 and 2

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.110
Overview: At a special meeting of the Harvard Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. The first series of the Harvard College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating back as early as the mid-1600s arranged in chronological order. Papers that were accidentally overlooked, or newly discovered or received, were added later...

Corporation papers, 1st series, supplements to the Harvard College Papers, Volumes 3-7

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.115
Overview: At a special meeting of the Harvard Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. The first series of the Harvard College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating back as early as the mid-1600s arranged in chronological order. Papers that were accidentally overlooked, or newly discovered or received, were added later...

Corporation records: waste-books, 1717-1827

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 5.50
Overview: The Harvard Corporation (also known as the President and Fellows of Harvard College) was established in 1650 as one of the Governing Boards of Harvard University. This collection consists of draft notes of Harvard Corporation proceedings.

Diplomas, 1676-1799

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.18.1
Overview: This collection contains 29 diplomas conferred by Harvard College from 1676 to 1799, acknowledging the successful completion of a course of study. Included among the diplomas in this collection are general diplomas; Bachelor of Arts diplomas; Master of Arts diplomas; and honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Divinity, and Master of Arts.

Harvard College Papers, 1st series

Collection Identifier: UAI 5.100
Overview: At a special meeting of the Corporation on February 6, 1850, the President and Fellows voted to have all manuscript papers related to the history of the College and College affairs identified, arranged, and bound. James W. Harris, an assistant in the Library who also served as an assistant to President Jared Sparks, was assigned the task of arranging and indexing the papers. The first series of College Papers comprises eleven volumes of historical and administrative records dating from 1651 to...