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Articles: Harvardiana

Stephen Peabody, 1809, by John Johnston

Photograph by American Antiquarian Society

Harvardiana

The diary of a “unexceptional collegian”—attending class, or not

6.8.17

In the eighteenth century, Harvard presidents Edward Holyoke (left) and Benjamin Wadsworth both owned slaves.

Eighteenth-century Harvard presidents—and slaveowners—Edward Holyoke (left) and Benjamin Wadsworth
Painting of Edward Holyoke by John Singleton Copley/Harvard Art Museums; painting of Benjamin Wadsworth in the public domain

A plaque begins an official acknowledgment of the University’s past.

4.6.16

Kenji Yoshino and Nicole Parent Haughey
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

A coincidence of leadership at Harvard, at a contested moment

4.5.16

Peter J. Gomes, portrait by Yuqi Wang
Harvard Art Museums, © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

 

 

Harvard installs a portrait of the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes.

3.31.16

Harvard crew of 1926 rowing the icy water of the Charles River

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

March-April 2016

Excerpt of a letter from John Quincy Adams

Excerpt of a letter from John Quincy Adams

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

J.Q. Adams on patronage and rhetoric, Daniel Merton Wegner on cats

March-April 2016

The views of Charles William Eliot and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (whose images follow) aided the descendants of immigrants in keeping out new immigrants, as depicted in Joseph Keppler’s 1893 political cartoon “Looking Backward,” from Puck.

The views of Charles William Eliot and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (whose images follow) aided the descendants of immigrants in keeping out new immigrants, as depicted in Joseph Keppler’s 1893 “Looking Backward,” from Puck.

Puck, January 11, 1893

When academics embraced scientific racism, immigration restrictions, and the suppression of “the unfit”

March-April 2016

The chandelier ablaze
Photograph by Jim Harrison

In Sanders Theatre, a “constellation” of a chandelier

January-February 2016

Portrait of Richard Henry Dana Jr. in 1842

Richard Henry Dana Jr. in 1842
From Two Years Before the Mast (Houghton Mifflin Co,.1911)

How Richard  Henry Dana Jr. came to hate slavery and injustice

January-February 2016