Harvard, like Boston, was founded on cowpaths, and since the average Freshman's mentality has little in common with a cow, he has some difficulty in finding his bearings. But map in hand, and with a few pointers in his head, Mr. '45 will, in the space of a couple of months, have fairly well memorized the ins and outs of his surroundings.
Like Gaul, Harvard is divided three ways, into the graduate schools and laboratories, the Yard (not campus, please) and the Houses. The Yard, birthplace of Harvard, lies between Cambridge Street and Massachusetts Avenue and contains the Freshman dormitories, classrooms, and administration buildings. To the north is the graduates' empire, to the south are the lairs of the upperclassmen, and across the river the Business School and Stadium are situated.
Of special interest to Yardlings in these three areas, are the following buildings and athletic facilities:
In the center of the Yard is University Hall, administrative headquarters of the University. Some offices, however, including President Conant's, are in the recently renovated Massachusetts Hall.
Dominating the southern end of the quadrangle is massive Widener Library, third largest in the United States. Facing it at the north end is the Memorial Church, built in remembrance of Harvard's dead in the World War. In the southwest corner stands Lehman Hall, hangout of the Superintendent of Caretakers and of the University bill-collectors.
Across Quincy Street is the Union, which houses the Freshman dining halls and libraries as well as the offices of the Harvard Athletic Association, where one obtains tickets for football games. English A students will have many occasions to visit Warren House to the rear of the Union. Northward on Quincy street is the Fogg Art Museum.
On the way to the Union, beside Widener, stands the New Library, unmarked on this map. Nearby is the President's House. Emerson, Sever, and Boylston Halls are used for classes, Robinson and Hunt Halls contain the School of Design. Other important buildings are Phillips Brooks House and Wadsworth House.
To the north of the Yard are the towering Memorial Hall, where Harvard men once ate, now register and take exams; and the New Lecture Hall, now no longer new.
Behind the new Littauer School of Public Administration are the Law School buildings, and the new Hemenway Gymnasium. On Oxford Street, beyond the New Lecture Hall, are the Mallinckrodt Chemical Laboratories.
On Divinity Avenue is the University Museum, home of the famed glass flowers.
South of Massachusetts Avenue lies the realm of upperclassmen, the land of Houses, clubs, and tailoring establishments. On Holyoke Street, south of the Hygiene Building, is the Indoor Athletic Building. At the foot of Boylston Street, near the Cambridge end of the Lars Anderson Bridge, is the Weld Boat Club, home of single scullers. On Massachusetts Avenue are Holyoke and Little Halls.
Across the Charles River is the Business School. Here also, in the shadow of the Stadium, are the Dillon Field House, and the Carey and Briggs Cages. Nearby are tennis courts, soccer, football-baseball, and lacrosse fields, and the Newell Boat House.
Of interest to Freshmen and shown on this map are the Cambridge Post Office, on Brattle Square; and Radcliffe, Harvard's sister college, which lies off to the northeast, beyond the Law School.
On Mt. Auburn Street, about half a mile up the Charles River from Harvard Square, is Stillman Infirmary.