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Paul Lee (left) holds the Little Red Flag replica in 2012. Also shown (clockwise from top left) are Spencer Ervin, Jeffrey Lee, and Stephen Goodhue.

Paul Lee ’46 holds the replica Little Red Flag in this 2012 photograph. Surrounding him (clockwise from upper left) are Spencer Ervin ’54, Jeffrey Lee ’74, and Stephen Goodhue ’51.

Photograph courtesy of Judy Goodhue


Who’ll carry the traditionalists’ Little Red Flag?


Photograph of hen turkey and poults in Harvard Yard

Photograph by Allison Kern/Harvard Magazine

Turkeys, tourists, traditions, tranquility

September-October 2019

A photograph of an eighteenth-century, three-inch pocket globe in its open case

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

Ebenezer Storer’s pocket globe

September-October 2019

Photograph by Allison Kern/Harvard Magazine

A hen turkey and her seven poults have settled near the eastern end of Harvard Yard. 


Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

July-August 2019

Stephen Jay Gould

Photograph by Richard Howard/The LIFE Images Collection

Country dance, saving homework from a burning car, and Stephen Jay Gould on 9/11

July-August 2019

Click arrow on right for full image: German President Richard von Weizsäcker, the featured Commencement speaker in 1987—the fortieth anniversary of the historic Marshall Plan address

It helps to be a high official of a powerful European nation—and to have resonant things to say about your American allies.


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Poster courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Archives Ephemera Collection (AR.EP.PS.0669)

Resesarchers’ lengthy labors, “Diploma Riots,” supporting young scholars

May-June 2019

After graduating from the College in 1861, Holmes obtained a commission as first lieutenant in the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, known as the “Harvard Regiment.”

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

A new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. illuminates the Supreme Court during the centennial of his most momentous dissent.

May-June 2019