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Miss Radcliffe Finalists
Radcliffe Institute

Miss Radcliffe Finalists

From The Radcliffe News, the 1955 Miss Radcliffe Finalists: (left to right) Ann Baker, Cynthia Charmichael, Holly Carleton (Miss Radcliffe), and Mary Lou Severn.

Naked in the Archives
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Naked in the Archives

Naked in the Archives
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Naked in the Archives

Sargent believed precision was possible only when measuring students nude; the photographs likely served as an element of this extensive data collection, though he rarely referenced the pictures in his own writing.

Anthropometric Chart
Hemenway Gym

Anthropometric Chart

FM dives into the archives to learn about Hemenway Gymnasium director Dudley Allen Sargent, who took detailed measurements and nude photos of Harvard students from the 1880s to the 1910s.

Dudley Allen Sargent Charts
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Dudley Allen Sargent Charts

FM dives into the archives to learn about Hemenway Gymnasium director Dudley Allen Sargent, who took detailed measurements and nude photos of Harvard students from the 1880s to the 1910s.

Bloody Monday
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Harvard's 'Bloody Monday'

Harvard sophomores used to beat up freshmen in one violent annual tradition.

Iriye-Widener
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Iriye-Widener

Historian Akira Iriye in his Widener Library office on Thursday afternoon.

Yannatos
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The Atomic Mass

The large-scale collaboration between student ensembles had a very specific musical story to tell: the human history of the atomic bomb.

Harvard-Boston Aviation Meet Photos
Archives

Harvard-Boston Aviation Meet Photos

Photographs of the Harvard-Boston Aviation Meet, September 3-13 1910. HUD 3123 (Box 1). Harvard University Archives.

Aero Meet Poster
Archives

Aero Meet Poster

Poster of the Harvard-Boston Aero Meet, Harvard Aviation Field, Atlantic, Mass., September 3-13, 1910. HUD 3123 (Box 2), olvwork366836. Harvard University Archives.

Unnamed photo
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A Brief History of Ec 10

To the many undergraduates who take it, and the many graduate students who teach it, Ec10 is—for better or worse—a pillar of Harvard’s liberal arts education, perennially popular but oft-critiqued.

Bucket Hat
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Bucket Hat

Aero Meet Poster
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When Air Racing Was a Collegiate Sport

Three extra days of dropping eggs out of aeroplanes had to be added to the academic calendar.

Washington Allston Gravestone
Allston

Allston Who?

Ever wondered how Allston got its name?

Barker Center Cafe Re-Opens
Retrospection

A 'Great, Grave, Noble Hall'

This saga began when the Barker Center was not the humanities mecca it is today, but rather the Harvard Union—a new social club on campus.

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