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Harvard University

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Dates

  • Existence: 1780-

Biographical / Historical

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Harvard College was incorporated in 1650. In 1780, Harvard College became Harvard University. Harvard was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University's best known landmark. Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. http://www.harvard.edu/history

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Chamberlain family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-1.1.12
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family correspondence, documents, and business records, particularly relating to Henry Chamberlain. Included are genealogies of the Chamberlain, Langdon, Woodward and Wheelock families.The letters in the early years of the collection relate to the migration of the family westward to Ohio, and then to Michigan. There is an 1830 agreement in which certain New Hampshire citizens sponsor William Chamberlain to go and scout the area above the Ohio River for...
Dates: 1795 - 1931

Harald S. and Marguerite I. Patton papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.437
Scope and Contents Harald Patton papers primarily document his World War I experiences. The correspondence consists of letters written by Patton to Marguerite Irene Taylor, who later became his wife, friends and relatives, and dates almost entirely from 1915 to 1919. Included is a journal (in letter form) describing his voyage to England in 1915 on the troopship Northland. There are also postcards, photographs, and a scrapbook.Marguerite Patton papers includes correspondence, articles of...
Dates: 1890 - 1941

Henry S. Leonard papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.361
Scope and Contents The Henry S. Leonard papers contain materials from Leonard's academic career beginning as a student, course materials including syllabi from Leonard's time teaching at Duke University and Michigan State University, notes, drafts of Leonard's publications, and finished articles and publications. There is also material related to societies Leonard belonged to as well as a small amount of correspondence. A book honoring Leonard and his work, as well as two Process...
Dates: 1914, 1934-1967

Iwao Ishino papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.348
Scope and Content The Iwao Ishino papers contain both personal and professional materials. There is also a small of amount of material relating to Mary Kobayashi Ishino.Personal materials include photographs of his family as well as school and U.S. Army entrance documents. Professional materials include memos, notes, correspondence, reports and publications relating to his career. The collection files are arranged in roughly chronological order. Ishino had originally organized them...
Dates: 1933 - 2010

William James Beal papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.4
Scope and Contents The William J. Beal papers consist of correspondence, publications, and materials relating to his work as a student at Harvard University. The material from Beal's years at Harvard includes course notes on anatomy, geology and ornithology as well as a detailed journal which Beal wrote in 1862. This journal includes comments on individuals as well as events of the period.The correspondence is not extensive but contains several letters from Asa Gray as well as a typescript copy...
Dates: 1859 - 1940