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FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesRecord Group Identifier: HUD 252.714 F
Overview: Members of the Class of 1852 fought on both sides in the Civil War and most lived to witness the rise of Harvard from a semi-rural college to a national institution. There are no great events recorded here, only telling details, often recorded in faint pencil: "1863 July 4-Died of wound rec'd July 2 at Gettysburg." This volume is part of the official records of the class, containing biographical information on class members, minutes of class meetings, and records of class suppers.
FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesSub-Series Identifier: HUD 252.716
Overview: Harvard College graduating classes created records of the class as both a group and as individuals that followed them through their years at Harvard and beyond into their lives as alumni. The Class of 1852 was the first to use photography as a means of record-keeping. Class members posed for photographer John Adams Whipple, and the 83 sixth-plate daguerreotypes Whipple produced were stored together.