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Harvard University



  • 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.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred T. Mahan Harvard College honorary degree, 1895 Jun 26

 File — Box 59x, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 091
Scope and Contents

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., June 26, 1895, signed by Charles W. Eliot, president; William C. Endicott, Secretary of War; Henry L. Higginson, Harvard Fellow, et. al. Document printed on parchment.

Dates: 1895 Jun 26

Bern Anderson papers

Identifier: MSC-088

The Anderson papers consist of career papers, correspondence, subject files, writings, and other miscellaneous items related to the military career of Bern Anderson. The majority of the materials in this collection are from the career series and the correspondence series. These materials reflect many angles of his active United States Naval duty including: his personal letters during active duty, his materials regarding Operation Hollandia, his published and unpublished writings, diaries, citations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1920-1960

Notes for speech at Harvard University, 1948 Apr 20

 Item — Box 4A, Folder: 17
Identifier: RG-28
Scope and Contents

Notes for a speech on naval strategy given at Harvard on 1948 April 20.

Dates: 1948 Apr 20