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Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961.

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.99.17
Overview: The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. It was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held.

Architectural plans for Widener Library at Harvard University

Series Identifier: UAI 15.92
Overview: The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, located in Harvard Yard, was dedicated on Commencement Day in 1915. Construction began in 1912 and was completed in 1914. These records are architectural drawings and plans, including plans for the building itself as well as interior fixtures, from pre-construction through construction and alterations.

Characters and mascots, 1850-1950

Series Identifier: HUG 3273.2
Overview: This collection documents people (and one cat) who were known, respected, and/or beloved by the Harvard community for their personal characteristics or talents, regarless of their official relationship, or lack of relationship, with the University. It contains newspaper clippings, publications, memorabilia, and ephemera.

Charters and legislative acts relating to the governance of Harvard

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.100
Overview: Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636; subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that established the Harvard Corporation and defined its authority as the College's primary governing board. For most of Harvard's history to the present, the College has operated under the Charter of 1650, but between 1672 and 1707 alternate Charters were recognized when the document became a...

 Chest of 1900, 1899-1900

Series Identifier: HUA 900.xx
Overview: The Chest of 1900 was a time-capsule project undertaken by Harvard University to mark the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. It contains student essays, diaries kept by students, employees and faculty members, publications and photographs.

Collection of Harvard College bills sent to Charles Augustus Chase

Collection Identifier: HUD 1851.14
Overview: Charles Augustus Chase (1833-1911) was a member of the Harvard Class of 1855. After graduating from Harvard, Chase worked for the Boston Daily Advertiser as a reporter and office editor until 1862. Chase then held several public offices, serving as treasurer of Worcester County, Massachusetts from 1864 to 1875, and then as Register of Deeds in 1876. His collection of bills demonstrates Chase's financial transactions while an undergraduate at Harvard, and...

Commencement Theses, Quaestiones, and Orders of Exercises

Collection Identifier: HUC 6642
Overview: The collection consists of Theses, Quaestiones, and Orders of Exercises for Commencement used in Harvard Commencement exercises from the 17th century into the early 19th century as precursors to the modern Commencement program. The Theses (for undergraduates) and Quaestiones (for Master's degree candidates) are broadsides, written in Latin, that list prompts used in the commencement tradition of public student disputation which began at Harvard College in 1642. Broadside Theses were printed...

Conrad Louis Benoni Shuddemagen mathematical and physics lecture notebooks

Collection Identifier: HUM 167
Overview: Conrad L.B. Shudeman, physicist and philosopher, born Conrad Louis Benoni Shuddemagen, earned his SB (1902) and SM (1904) at the University of Texas. After completing his PhD at Harvard (1908), Shudeman accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Texas, serving as a physics instructor until 1910. The collection contains mathematical and physics notebooks kept by Shudeman while a PhD student at Harvard University from 1904 to 1908. The notebooks offer an overview of Shudeman’s academic...

Construction Management Records, ca. 1953-1986.

Collection Identifier: UAV 298.8000
Overview: Harvard University was one of the first large organizations to establish its own internal construction management group, beginning in the 1960s, which centralized all administrative responsibilities involved in the building process. These responsibilities included awarding bids, overseeing daily activities of the contractors and architects, acting as a liaison to offices, organizations, and individual members of the Harvard community and any communities affected by the construction project, and...

Documentary History of the Library

Collection Identifier: HUF 523.6.73
Overview: This collection of printed documents, both published and unpublished, reflects the history, growth and management of the Harvard College Library from 1773 to 1879. Documents include Visiting Committee reports, library and sales catalogues, library regulations, circular letters to patrons and alumni, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, fundraising appeals, blank receipts for gifts to the library, and blank forms regarding borrowing privileges, book order requests, and arrival notifications.