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Records relating to the ceremonies in honor of Winston Churchill at Harvard University on 6 September 1943

Sub-Group Identifier: UAI 20.943
Overview: On September 6, 1943, Harvard University presented British Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Records include instructions to event staff, the text of Mr. Churchill's speech, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera such as programs, order of exercises, samples of tickets, and place cards.

Records relating to the Fellowship controversy

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.718
Overview: This collection contains six documents related to the Harvard Fellowship controversy from between 1716 and 1723 that expanded from internal disagreements about the role of Tutors in College governance into a political battle between the Corporation, Board of Overseers, and the Massachusetts General Court. The documents in this collection are in College Tutor Nicholas Sever's hand and include manuscript copies of Sever and Tutor William Welsteed's 1721 and 1722 petitions to the Harvard Board of...

Records relating to the founding of the Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.970
Overview: This collection documents the founding of the Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard which was endowed in 1771 by the will of Boston merchant Nicholas Boylston (1716-1771). The will, statutes, and other related documents describe the rules and regulations of the Boylston Professorship and demonstrate the selection process used to recruit and evaluate candidates to fill faculty positions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Harvard University.

Records relating to the founding of the Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.980
Overview: The committee reports and Corporation votes extracted from the Harvard Corporation meeting minutes in this collection document the legislative process by which the Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic, the Hersey Professorship of Anatomy and Surgery, and the Erving Professorship of Chemistry and Materia Medica, were established at Harvard College. The creation of these professorships led to the establishment of the Harvard Medical School in 1782.

Records relating to the installation of Nathan Marsh Pusey as the Twenty-Fourth President of Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.953.10
Overview: Nathan Marsh Pusey (1907-2001) served as the twenty-fourth president of Harvard University from 1953 to 1971. Formally elected by the Harvard Corporation on June 1, 1953, Pusey was invested with the “powers and privileges” of his office at an installation ceremony on October 13, 1953 in the Faculty Room in University Hall. This collection documents the installation of Nathan M. Pusey as Harvard president on October 13, 1953. Records include a reel-to-reel audio recording and a disc recording of...

Records relating to the philosophical apparatus of the Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy and the Records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.960
Overview: The Records relating to the philosophical apparatus of the Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy and the Records of the Board of Visitors of the Massachusetts Professorship of Natural History at Harvard were compiled and pasted into a single volume at an undetermined date. Inventories, invoices, letters, copies of votes extracted from Board of Visitors meeting minutes, and other financial records in this collection document the acquisition and maintenance of the...

Records relating to the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.944.5
Overview: The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I) was developed by Harvard University Professor Howard D. Aiken (1900-1973) in collaboration with engineers from the International Business Machines Corporation beginning in 1937. This collection contains a typewritten stenographer's transcript and seven phonograph records (12 inch, 78 rpm long-playing (LP) format) documenting the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University on August 7, 1944.

Records relating to the publication of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, 1959-1961

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.961
Overview: As a result of government research expenditures during and following World War II, Harvard University, as well as other universities and colleges in the United States, became increasingly involved in federal programs. In order to assess the significance of this new relationship between the government and Harvard, the school undertook a study of the impact of federal programs on the University. This collection chiefly documents the preparation of Harvard and the Federal...

Records relating to the University of Oxford Convocation at Harvard University, 19 June 1941

Collection Identifier: UAI 20.941.2
Overview: On June 19, 1941, the University of Oxford held a convocation at Harvard University to award an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presented to Roosevelt for his support against lawlessness and aggression abroad and for his support in “the fight for Peace, Justice, and Freedom,” the honorary degree was also designed to reinforce the relationship between Great Britain and the United States and to acknowledge American support for Britain in its war against...

Recueil de piece concernant le Cardinal de Retz : manuscripts

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection Identifier: *FC6.R3168.B656r
Overview: Letters and autograph manuscripts pertaining to French Cardinal Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz (1614-1679). These manuscripts are bound into a volume that also contains printed items.