Retrospection

Putnam Gallery Clocks
Retrospection

Putnam Gallery Clocks

Some of the original collection of Bond chronometers, clocks, and other chronographs are on display at the Putnam Gallery.

Sarah Lagan '19
Dorm Crew

Sarah Lagan '19

Sarah Lagan '19 cleans a toilet in Cabot House as a part of Dorm Crew.

Sarah Lagan '19
Dorm Crew

The Proud Tradition of Toilet Scrubbing

These maids, alternatively monikered “sweeps,” “biddies,” (a diminutive for the name Bridget that became a colloquial name for a maid) and “goodies,” were considered a staple of the Harvard College experience. In late 1950, university officials anticipated that the maids would soon demand higher wages and proposed the more economical Student Porter Program.

Charles Dickens
Retrospection

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens

Constance Applebee, 1903
Field Hockey

Constance Applebee, 1903

Constance Applebee, 1903
Field Hockey

'Ladies Armed with Clubs'

Field hockey in the United States began with Constance Applebee, an Englishwoman who taught Harvard students the game—and called them "one-legged turnips."

Charles Dickens
Retrospection

A Moist and Oystery Twinkle: Charles Dickens at Harvard

​Charles J. H. Dickens loved three things about Boston: its literature, its oysters, and its Harvard men.

Construction of the Harvard Stadium
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Construction of the Harvard Stadium

Construction of the Harvard Stadium
Retrospection

Right on Through the Ball Game

The Harvard Stadium was once “a student playground.”

MIT
MIT

'Consumer Guide to MIT Men'

FM takes a look back at the 1977 "Consumer Guide to MIT Men," a sexually explicit ranking of male MIT students.

The Boys in Crimson
Boston

The Boys in Crimson: Boston's Police Strikebreakers

The fall semester had not yet started, but in response to Boston Police Department strike, University President A. Lawrence Lowell, Class of 1877, encouraged students to volunteer as replacement officers.

Map of Fort Norumbega
Cambridge

Norse Code

It was Harvard professor Eben Norton Horsford who commissioned all 40 feet of the tower to be built and wrote the immense plaque commemorating the Viking fort of Norumbega.

Header
Retrospection

Header

1964 Anti-Goldwater speakers
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1964 Anti-Goldwater speakers

From The Harvard Crimson's October 31, 1964 issue: "A sparse but enthusiastic crowd cheered anti-Goldwater speakers yesterday."