Filmmaker Mira Nair Donates Archive Collection to Harvard's Schlesinger Library
Filmmaker and director Mira Nair ’79 donated her professional archive — including photographs, film scripts, and journals — to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library.
Harvard Library Reopens Physical Spaces to Non-University Affiliates
The Harvard Library reopened its physical spaces to visiting researchers and special borrowers last week for the second time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Appleton Chapel, ca. 1879
Appleton Chapel circa 1879. The Chapel was built in 1858, and stood for 73 years until its razing in 1931 to make space for today's Memorial Church.
SJP Sanders Theatre
A chorus pounded the walls of Sanders Theatre: “U.S. out of Southeast Asia; butchers out of Harvard!”
A political cartoon published a couple days after the Counter Teach-In in the Boston Herald Traveler.
SJP Counter Teach-In Advertisement
Laszlo Pasztor Jr. ’73, another SJP member, advertised the event in The Crimson as “an attempt to combat the overwhelming prevalence of ‘force-fed’ antiwar feeling at Harvard.”
Grandson of Famous Korean Activist Withdraws Archival Donation Plans in Protest of Professor’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper
The grandson of a Korean independence activist withdrew his offer to donate family historical archives to Harvard’s Schlesinger Library in anger over the University’s failure to respond to a professor’s controversial paper on the issue of “comfort women.”
UC Headspace Partnership
The Undergraduate Council voted to fund a partnership with the meditation and mindfulness app Headspace. The body will be providing free 1-year subscriptions to 1,030 students to help the student body cope with the difficult circumstances created by COVID-19.
JFK Visits Proposed Site for Library
President John F. Kennedy ‘40 motions with his arm towards the proposed site of his future Presidential Library, along the banks of the Charles River in Boston, with Eliot House and Dunster House visible in the horizon.
Old Image of Harvard Yard
In an old photograph of Harvard Yard, University Hall and various First-year Dorms can be observed.
Prototype of Patient Isolation Hood
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital tested a prototype of a Patient Isolation Hood designed and constructed by Graduate School of Design faculty and staff, in coordination with the MGB Center for COVID Innovation.
Harvard Yard in 1900s
During the Spanish Influenza of 1918, University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell made the controversial decision to keep classes in session.
The Harvard University Archives, located in Pusey Library, aims to preserve and provide access to Harvard’s historical records by gathering an accurate, authentic, and complete record of the life of the University.
Painting of Masked People
Cambridge resident Emily Ottinger submitted several paintings to the collection, including this one, she created based on photos of masked people around Cambridge and Boston.
The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained
2020 isn’t the first year Harvard’s traditional Commencement Exercises were cancelled or postponed.
Harvard Archivists Scramble to Document Daily Life Amid Pandemic
Staff at the Harvard University Archives are soliciting reflections from Harvard affiliates to document how College traditions, academic coursework, and daily life have changed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A.D. Club Facade
The 1 Plympton Street property owned by the A.D. club ,pictured in 1968, features music store Briggs & Briggs operating out of the 1260 Mass Ave storefront.
Second First Veritas Seal
The first veritas seal drawn on the Harvard Charter of 1650.
Sackler Crimson Supplement
The Crimson Sackler supplement describes Arthur M. Sackler as a scientist who "believes in art."
Sergio J. Campos
Sergio J. Campos ‘00, a member of Raza, leads students in a vigil on the steps of Memorial Church in solidarity with the UFW.