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Harvardiana

An elephant race, and more from the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

4.6.17

Photographs by Harvard Magazine/Lydia Carmichael

Amusing campus signage, vanished greenery, and gunplay of yore

January-February 2017

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

January-February 2017

This portrait of Edward Holyoke, Harvard’s ninth president, painted ca. 1759-1761, was Copley’s first commission from the College.

Harvard University Portrait Collection (H6); photograph by Harvard Art Museums Imaging Department/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

When the College commissioned Copley

November-December 2016

Portrait of John Adams by Benjamin Blyth, ca. 1766

Courtesy of the Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society

What he learned and what he made of it

November-December 2016

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

November-December 2016

Defense secretary Robert McNamara arguing with Harvard protesters in 1966

Photograph by Julian Levy

McNamara on campus, the “Cambridge conceit,” and a lyric puzzle

November-December 2016

Harvard bestirs itself for the fall term.

8.22.16

Kit Reed at work, April 1977

Photograph by Christopher S. Johnson

A distinctive Harvard Magazine voice remembered

September-October 2016