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Pusey Library
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Pusey Library

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.

Old Image of Harvard Yard
Archives

Old Image of Harvard Yard

In an old photograph of Harvard Yard, University Hall and various First-year Dorms can be observed.

College Commencement
Commencement

The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained

2020 isn’t the first year Harvard’s traditional Commencement Exercises were cancelled or postponed.

harvard yard outdoor space
University

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
Student Life

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.

A.D. Club Meal
Student Life

A.D. Club Meal

Members of the A.D. club enjoy a meal in the clubhouse.

Second First Veritas Seal
Harvard Corporation

Second First Veritas Seal

The first veritas seal drawn on the Harvard Charter of 1650.

Sackler Crimson Supplement
Archives

Sackler Crimson Supplement

The Crimson Sackler supplement describes Arthur M. Sackler as a scientist who "believes in art."

The Grape Coalition
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The Grape Coalition

Members of The Grape Coalition discuss strategy over bowls of grapes.

Grape Debate
Archives

Grape Debate

A cartoon run in The Crimson parodying the great grape debate.

Sergio J. Campos
Archives

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.

ACT UP Protestor with Smoke
Harvard Medical School

ACT UP Protestor with Smoke

An ACT UP protester waves smoke at a protest outside Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School ACT UP Protest
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School ACT UP Protest

A plume of smoke emerges from a crowd at a Harvard Medical School protest.

International AIDS Conference 1990
Archives

International AIDS Conference 1990

At the 1990 International AIDS conference in San Francisco, a group of activists, including Aldyn J. B. McKean ’70, hold hands.

Silence = Death
Student Life

Silence = Death

Leo L. Lai ’91 stands in front of a Silence = Death Poster poster at an ACT UP protest in Cambridge.

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