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Getting a Good Marxist Education, According to Harvard Students

The Harvard Communist was published by Harvard’s Youth Communist League in the 1930s and 40s. While the publication initially served as a platform for communist ideologies, it later transitioned into a collection of succinct news items, informed by communist analysis.

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Power Outage, Five Years Later

“In summary, we totally f*#ked up this Kickstarter campaign,” admits Uncharted Play.

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But for the Grace of Henry Dunster

In 1639, only twelve months after offering its first classes and three years after its creation, Harvard closed its doors to students for a year.

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The Kronostory of the Kronosaurus

Almost 30 years after discovering a fossil in Australia, the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology displayed the largest Kronosaurus skeleton ever to be mounted.

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A Radical Weapon

As the heat swells, an orange haze consumes bras — and the curling pages of Playboy magazine — in a plume of rising smoke and a purge of female frustration.

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Civics Club Retro

The Radcliffe Civics Club united students of drastically differing political backgrounds under one umbrella during its brief tenure in the early twentieth century.

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The Suffragists, the Anti-Suffragists, the Socialists, and an Unlikely Debate Club

In the early 20th century, an unlikely set of clubs coalesced into a vibrant outlet for debate on Radcliffe's campus.

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Kathie Sarachild in Florida

While working in Florida, Kathie Sarachild enjoys a weekend getaway in early March 1994.

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Kathie and Dan Signed and Sealed

"Red couples agreement, signed and sealed!' reads the note accompanying this photograph of Dan Harmeling and Kathie Amathiek on January 17, 1995 in Gainsville, Florida.

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Female Activists Eat and Meet including Kathie Sarachild

Activists Louise Thompson, Corrine Coleman, Colette Price, and Kathie Sarachild dining in October 1987 at the Park Ave. Christian Church in New York City.

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The Harvard-Hancock Feud

But once his patriotic duties came calling, barely a year after his appointment, Hancock abandoned the post without officially resigning.

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Receipt signed by John Hancock

A receipt from October 19, 1773 signed by John Hancock for a gift from John Bannister to the Dummer Writing School.

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John Hancock accepts Treasurer position

John Hancock wrote a letter in 1773 accepting appointment as Harvard University's treasurer, serving from 1773 to 1777 — concurrent with the American Revolutionary War.

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Margery Ectoplasm

The Harvard group of psychical researchers held a series of sessions with alleged psychic Margery Crandon over the years.

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Unidentified artist, William Stoughton, c. 1700. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of John Cooper to Harvard College, 1810, H37.

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