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Lowell, 1943
Scrutiny

Lowell, 1943

Students in Lowell House dining room, 1943.

Take Back the Night
Retrospection

Take Back the Night

In the evening of Saturday, November 8, 1980, about 70 women gathered carrying signs, chanting, “Women unite, take back the night.” They were readying themselves to participate in Harvard’s first annual Take Back the Night march, a rally that would become an annual tradition on campus.

Annie Jump Cannon
Retrospection

Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon was among a small contingent of women who were employed as “computers,” analyzing countless photographic plates that had been collected from various astronomical outposts.

Annie Jump Cannon
Retrospection

Annie Jump Cannon

Cannon did a significant amount compiling for the Henry Draper Catalogue, an index with classifications of over 300,000 stars named in honor of the man who pioneered star spectra photography.

Freshman Smoker
Retrospection

Freshman Smoker

Beer bottles lie on the tables at a Harvard freshman "smoker" during Prohibition era (1920-1933). The party was named after the excessive smoke in the air from students smoking cigars.

Construction of the Harvard Stadium
Retrospection

Construction of the Harvard Stadium

HUDS in 1909
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HUDS in 1909

HUDS in 1909
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HUDS in 1909

HUDS in 1909
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HUDS in 1909

HUDS used to be lit
HUDS

HUDS used to be lit

Not a swai in sight.

Harvard Yard (1892)
On Campus

Harvard Yard (1892)