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Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904.

Collection Identifier: HUG 1101

Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903), was a Unitarian minister and a radical religious philosopher. Abbot founded the Free Religious Association (1867), was editor of the weekly publication The Index (1870-1880), and organizer and President of the National Liberal League. He earned an A.B. at Harvard University in 1855 and a Ph.D and A.M. in 1881. Abbot taught philosophy briefly at Harvard University in 1887.

Erich Segal collection compiled by the Ackerman family

Collection Identifier: HUM 168
Overview: Erich Segal, author, playwright, and professor, was born on June 16, 1937; he received his Harvard AB in 1958, his AM in 1959, and his PhD in 1965. Best known as the author of the novel Love Story, Segal also wrote nonfiction in his field of the classics and screenplays. Assembled by A. Bernard Ackerman, his brother, James L. Ackerman, and their mother, Elizabeth Ackerman, the collection documents Erich Segal's personal and professional life and his close...

Thomas R. Adams collection of Harvard student strike memorabilia

Collection Identifier: HUM 366
Overview: Thomas R. Adams graduated from Harvard Law School in 1969 who was a third-year law student at the time of the Harvard student strike; he was appointed by dean Derek Bok to act as a law school student representative to a faculty committee dealing with the strike. The collection documents the 1969 strike from the perspective of the students and alumni, particularly from the Law School, with issues of the Crimson, flyers, and other publications; and the perspective of...

Records of Adelphoi Theologia and The Society for Religious Improvement

Collection Identifier: HUD 3120

Adelphoi Theologia was founded on November 10, 1785 by six members of the Harvard College Class of 1786. As of November 4, 1835, the group changed its name to The Society for Religious Improvement. The records document the history and activities of this religious society.

Records of the Aesculapian Club

Collection Identifier: HUD 3124

The Aesculapian Club was founded as a student and alumni medical club in 1902 to promote an active and permanent interest in the affairs of the Harvard Medical School. The records document the history and activities of this society.

Papers of Louis Agassiz

Collection Identifier: HUG 1128.xx
Overview: Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-American biologist, geologist, and zoologist, was professor of Zoology and Geology at Harvard University from 1847 to 1873, head of the Lawrence Scientific School, and founder of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. His papers contain correspondence, clippings, addresses, and many reprints and articles on Agassiz in various publications, including American Naturalist, Popular Science Monthly, ...

Papers of Lars Valerian Ahlfors, 1929-1987

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 150

Lars Valerian Ahlfors (1907-1996), Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University (1935-1938, 1946-1977) was an internationally known theoretician and teacher. These papers document his scientific research in the field of mathematics.

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

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.

Papers of Amado Alonso

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 80.xx
Overview: Amado Alonso (1896-1952), Spanish-Argentinian philologist, linguist, and literary critic, was Professor of Romance Languages at Harvard University from 1947 until his death in 1952. His papers document Alonso's professional teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires and Harvard University and includes academic and personal correspondence with scholars in the fields of Romance Languages and Linguistics; miscellaneous manuscripts and notes concerning Alonso's work on Literary Criticism,...

Records of American Defense, Harvard Group, 1940-1945.

Collection Identifier: HUD 3139
Overview: American Defense, Harvard Group was organized by a small group of Harvard faculty members to alert Americans to the dangers posed by the Axis powers after the fall of France in June, 1940 and to marshal aid to American allies in Europe and Asia. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Group helped mobilize support for America's war effort. The records are organized in the following series: Reports, Records of officers, Committee files, American Defense, Harvard Group News...

Records of the American Student Defense League, Harvard Chapter, 1940-1941.

Collection Identifier: HUD 3140

The American Student Defense League was established as a national organization by Harvard students to support Great Britain against Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II. The records are organized in three series: The Constitution of the American Student Defense League, Harvard Chapter, General Information and Ephemera, and Business Records.

Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee, 1946-1951

Collection Identifier: HUD 3140.3000

The Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee was established in 1946. It ran seminars for veterans, organized social events, and campaigned against the University's decision to cut all subsidized housing for married students. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Papers of Fisher Ames and the Ames and Fowler families

Collection Identifier: HUM 96
Overview: Fisher Ames (1758-1808) was a lawyer and Federalist statesman from Massachusetts. Ames received an AB from Harvard in 1774, and he later served in the United States Congress from 1789 to 1797. This collection contains an embroidered pocketbook, three pieces of correspondence, and a handwritten political speech related to Fisher Ames and the Ames family, and a brief handwritten genealogy of the Bayley family, two cabinet card portraits, and a child's glove. The Ames family was related to the...

Papers of Oakes Ames, 1897-1967

Collection Identifier: HUG 4139.xx

 Oakes Ames (1874-1950) graduated from Harvard in 1898, taught botany at Harvard and was director of the Botanical Museum.  His papers document his personal and family life, and the field of botany, including teaching, research, and administration of the Botanical Museum.

Larz Anderson English themes

Collection Identifier: HUC 8885.324

Larz Nicholas Anderson (1866-1937), diplomat and businessman, was born on August 15, 1866, in Paris to Nicholas Longworth and Elizabeth Coles Kilgour Anderson; he received his Harvard AB in 1888. The collection consists of daily and longer themes written by Anderson for the course English 12 in 1886-1887, as well as themes written by Anderson as part of the prescribed course of study in English for the sophomore year in 1885.

Papers of Robert H. Anderson

Collection Identifier: HUG 4146

Robert H. Anderson (1918-2010) was a professor in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The personal contents of the collection reflect Anderson's research and consulting work and his mentoring relationships with his advisees. The bulk of the material consists of records of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Anthropometric measurements

Collection Identifier: HUG 1768.90

This collection contains anthropometrical measurements probably compiled by William Tufts Brigham and William Hale Herrick, contemporaries of Dudley Allen Sargent. William Tufts Brigham (1841-1926), ethnologist, botanist, and geologist, was the first Bernice P. Bishop Museum director in Honolulu, Hawaii. William Hale Herrick (1860-1887) was the Director of the Gymnasium at Lehigh University from 1883 to 1886.

Drawings for assignments in Architecture 7a by William Sumner Appleton, Jr., 1907.

Sub-Series Identifier: HUC 8906.305.7

William Sumner Appleton, Jr. became the first full-time, professional preservationist in the United States when he founded The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910. This collection consists of eight assignments submitted in the Harvard course Architecture 7a, "Theory of Pure Design, Harmony, Rhythm, and Balance." The course had a profound impact on Appleton's career as a preservationist.

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

Sub-Group Identifier: UAV 768.210

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.

Records of the Association for the Arnold Arboretum

Collection Identifier: HUD 3159.5000

The Association for the Arnold Arboretum, Inc. was a nonprofit Massachusetts corporation founded to aid in the protection, preservation, support, and advancement of the Arnold Arboretum. The Association was organized in July 1953 in response to the controversial "Bailey Plan," which would have removed resources from Jamaica Plain to Cambridge. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Records of the Association of African and Afro-American Students at Harvard and Radcliffe, 1963-1976

Collection Identifier: HUD 3125.2000

The Association of African and Afro-American Students of Harvard and Radcliffe, also known as AFRO, was founded in the spring of 1963. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women, 1975-2003, 2007

Collection Identifier: HUD 3222.4000

The Association of Black Harvard Women, formerly known as the Association of Black Radcliffe Women, was organized in April 1975. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Records of the Association of Harvard Chemists

Collection Identifier: HUD 3276

The Association of Harvard Chemists was organized in 1911 and remains active (2008), to aid in the advancement of chemical education and research at Harvard University and to assist members in their professional development as chemists. The records are organized in three series: Constitution and membership list, General information and ephemera, and Secretary-Treasurer records.

Athletics. Records of the Harvard University Department of Athletics : team photographs, 1956-1972

Sub-Series Identifier: UAV 171.270.1

The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874, and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. Team photographs were taken almost as early as teams formed.