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Harvard University

 Organization

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 8 Collections and/or Records:

George F. Rohrlich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25142 / MF 913
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of materials documenting the planning of the 50th reunion of Harvard Refugee Scholars. There are also a few materials documenting the establishment of the Harvard Refugee Scholar program.
Dates: 1938-1994

Hans Kohn after the last lecture of series on modern nationalism, 1939

 Item
Identifier: F 5107
Scope and Contents Photograph taken after last lecture of series on modern nationalism
Dates: 1939

Harvard University Order of Exercises for Commencement

 Collection
Identifier: I-199
Abstract The program for commencement from Harvard University in which candidates for the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts gave orations on different topics in several languages. Thomas B. Gannett gave a Hebrew oration on "The Dignity of the Hebrew Language."
Dates: 1809

Herbert Bloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25628
Abstract The Herbert Bloch Collection contains the personal papers of the classicist and medievalist Herbert Bloch, a Harvard professor. Prominent is correspondence between himself and his family, which mentions not only family news and the deaths, deportations, and experiences of family members but also references his own research, writing, and teaching. In addition to family correspondence is correspondence with colleagues and friends, former neighbors, and legal and financial correspondence. Other papers in the collection include poetry, educational certificates and diplomas, material relating to Herbert Bloch's academic career, family trees, obituaries, and photographs.
Dates: 1882-2008; Majority of material found within 1933-1955

Joseph Shubow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-881
Abstract The Joseph Shubow Collection documents the life and professional activities of Joseph Shubow, military Chaplain, leader of the Congregation B’nai Moshe, Boston, MA and a prominent American Zionist leader. The collection includes correspondence, documents, lists, writings, speeches and sermons notes, photographs, and printed materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Joseph Shubow’s personal and professional life, religious leadership and writings in the fields of Judaism and Jewish history.
Dates: 1900-1979; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1969

Judah Monis Collection

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Identifier: P-343
Abstract Collection consists of a photocopy of an English translation of a letter written in Hebrew by Monis to Robert Woodrow of Scotland (original translation in Scottish Record Office), and manuscript of Hebrew grammar made by William Metcalf while student in Judah Monis's Hebrew class at Harvard College.
Dates: 1723-1724

Littauer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10466
Abstract The collection holds mainly published materials and some original documents pertaining to Lucius Littauer and his family’s endowment for hospitals and study centers in the U.S.A. and in Breslau, Germany. Also included are two documents pertaining to the Littauer relative, Paul Schreyer.
Dates: 1926-1997

Sallyann Sack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-917
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Sallyann Amdur Sack, “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy. In 1980, Sack founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW); in 1984, she organized the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel; and in 1985, she co-founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, known as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy research. These papers chronicle Dr. Sack’s groundbreaking work, which ranges from the early 1980s through 2007. The collection contains correspondence, conference and seminar materials, planning and research papers, as well as photographs and audio/visual material.
Dates: undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007