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Sarah the Cat
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Sarah the Cat

Halftone print of a photograph of Sarah the Cat wearing a top hat. Color painted additions include a bow tie and a band around the hat that reads "Harvard." HUG 3273.2.

Freshman Smoker Cover
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The Rise and Fall of the Freshman Smoker

Organized by the Freshman Smoker Committee and originally held in the Harvard Union building, the Freshman Smoker originated as an event for freshmen to socialize and, of course, smoke.

Freshman Smoker Cover
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Freshman Smoker Cover

Students congregate in Memorial Hall in November, 1955, for the annual Freshman Smoker. HUPSF Student Life (208), olvwork300127.

Playboy Ads Design
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Playboy Ads Design

Final Clubs History
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Final Clubs History

John White Cummin’s 1892 “Diagram of the Relationship of Social Clubs at Harvard.” HUD 3009.15.

Final Clubs History
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Spaces within Spaces: The Origins of Harvard’s Final Clubs

As the university became more egalitarian, final clubs became elite spaces within elite spaces.

Mandolin Club Design
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Mandolin Club Design

Owl Club FM
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Owl Club FM

The Owl Club.

Mandolin Club Design
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Tuned to the Trends: The History of Harvard's Varsity Mandolin Club

Through the late 19th and early 20th century, Harvard’s all-male Mandolin Club, alongside female mandolin players from Radcliffe, entertained the campus with their annual shows.

The Rag 1
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The Rag 1

The May 1991 cover of The Rag, a short-lived radical feminist magazine run by a collective of Harvard undergraduates.

The Rag 1
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The Radical Feminist Magazine You've Never Heard of

During the three years of its existence, The Rag played a powerful role in campus culture. The collective created a space for women to play with radical ideas and reckon with pressing issues, while the magazine added a distinct voice to the college’s fraught discourse. Despite its short life, The Rag expanded what feminism could be at Harvard.

The Rag 2
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The Rag 2

A word cloud from an issue of The Rag.

Fly Club FM
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Fly Club FM

The Fly Club.

Spee Club FM
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Spee Club FM

The Spee Club.

The Rag 4
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The Rag 4

An illustration from the February 1992 issue.

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