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Administrative records of the Harvard Athletic Association

Sub-Series Identifier: UAV 170.xx
Overview: The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874, and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. This collection contains some of the earliest administrative records of the Association.


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...

Papers of Robert G. Albion

Collection Identifier: HUG 4117
Scope and Contents: Contains recorded lectures on world history; Albion's vita; and Stuart. Sprague's student notes, 1962, for course taught by Albion, five sound recordings.

Papers of Gordon W. Allport

Collection Identifier: HUG 4118
Overview: The Papers of Gordon W. Allport chiefly consists of Allport's personal correspondence dating from 1930 to 1967. The collection also contains his teaching materials including lectures and addresses, publications, correspondence and outlines; research notes and data relating to psychology and religion; and bibliographic and autobiographical material.

American Soldier in WWII subject index and codebooks

Collection Identifier: HUM 291
Overview: The collection contains the questions used to survey American soldiers during World War II by the Research Branch of the War Department’s Information and Education Division. Under the direction of Samuel A. Stouffer, later director of the Laboratory of Social Relations and professor of sociology (1946-1960) at Harvard University, the survey results provided the United States Army with information to formulate policies and procedures. The survey results were published in four volumes as ...

Annual reports of the Harvard libraries and related materials

Collection Identifier: HUF 523.901
Overview: The Harvard University Library annual report is a set of publications issued annually by Harvard University since 1878. The reports include updates on library facilities, the acquisition of new materials, circulation statistics, and library expenditures. Many reports are reprinted from the reports of the President of Harvard University, but include donor and personnel information not included in the President's report.

Archaeological Exploration of Sardis fieldbooks and object cards (1958-1983) on microfilm

Sub-Group Identifier: UAV 768.210
Overview: Ancient Sardis was the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, located in western Anatolia in present-day Turkey. The Archaelogical Exploration of Sardis program began in 1958. It is a joint effort of Harvard and Cornell University and has conducted annual excavations in Turkey since 1958. These microfilm copies of excavation records (fieldbooks and object cards) date from 1958 through 1983. The microfilm itself was made in 1984.

Architectural drawings for the redesign and additions to gardens at Villa I Tatti,

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.99.27
Overview: Cecil Pinsent (1884-1963) and partner Geoffrey Scott (1884-1929) became the architects of choice for Florence, Italy’s Anglo-American expatriate community at the beginning of the 20th century. Designs consist of measured plans of the main architectural features of the Villa I Tatti garden. Drawings are pencil on tracing paper. These are particularly rare, because Pinsent is known to have burned most of his records.

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.