The University Catalogue in its old form was a bulky, rather confusing volume of nearly 1,000 pages. Of the total one half was a tabulation of names arranged under the various departments, and also in an alphabetical directory. The other portion was devoted to a description of the organization of the University and the instruction offered in the year of the issue.
The decision to separate these parts and issue two convenient volumes is a great improvement. The Catalogue of Names, which goes on sale today, is invaluable as a work of reference. The valuable as a work of reference. The descriptive catalogue appearing in April will have increased advertising value by containing the announcements for next year, and will be decidedly more readable through the omission of names.
The surprising degree of accuracy in past Catalogues has saved endless confusion wherever facts about Harvard men are dealt with. The painstaking work of Miss Mullen, who for fifteen years has read the proof of the catalogue, deserves highest commendation.