Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf
Welcome to the Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf, a joint project of the Harvard University Archives and the Schlesinger LIbrary. This site provides access to frequently-consulted sources on the history of Harvard and Radcliffe.
Most of these materials are owned, held, or licensed by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. They are being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, posting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission.
Harvard & Radcliffe Annual Reports, 1825-1995.
Search and browse annual reports.
Harvard University. Fact Book.
Web site provided by Office of the Provost with downloadable PDFs, 1992-present.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Peabody Museum Annual
Web site provides browsable reports, 1868-1890. Peabody Museum reports after 1890 are included in Harvard & Radcliffe annual reports.
Faust, Drew Gilpin. Mingling Promiscuously: A History of Men and Women
Lecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005.
Harvard University. History of the Presidency.
Brief biographies of Harvard presidents.
Howells, Dorothy Elia. A Century to Celebrate: Radcliffe College,
Cambridge, Mass.: Radcliffe College, 1978.
Massachusetts. Constitutional Articles and Legislative Enactments
Relative to the Board of Overseers and the Corporation of Harvard University; also Rules and
Regulations of the Overseers.
Cambridge, Mass.: C. Folsom, Printer to the University, 1835.
Quincy, Josiah. The History of Harvard University.
Cambridge, Mass.: J. Owen, 1840.
Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885. Sibley's private diary, 1846-1882.
Web site provides transcription of manuscript diary.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Vaille, Frederick O. and Clark, Henry Alden. The Harvard Book: a Series
of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches by Various
Boston, Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1878.
Harvard University. A-Sites: Archived Harvard Web
Archives of selected Harvard web sites. Covers 2007-present.
Harvard University Gazette.
Web site provides online issues, 1996-present.
Harvard University. A-Cats: Archived Harvard University Online Course
Searchable database of courses and instructors, 2005-present.
Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Handbook for
Web site provided by the Office of the Registrar. Browsable Handbooks, 2005-present.
Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Courses of
Browsable online course catalogs, 1999-present.
The Harvard University Catalogue. (Some issues titled General
Catalogue or Catalogue of Names.)
Cambridge, Mass.: various publishers, 1852-1923. Lists faculty, students, and departments. Early years list courses of instruction.
Harvard University. Catalog of the officers and students of the
University in Cambridge.
Cambridge, Mass.: various publishers, 1819-1866.
Harvard Alumni Directory.
Boston, Mass.: Harvard Alumni Association, 1919. Includes former students and holders of honorary degrees.
Harvard Crimson. "Search."
Web site. Search articles in back issues of the Harvard Crimson. Covers 1873-present.
Harvard Glee Club. The Harvard Song Book.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Glee Club, 1922.
Harvard Lyceum. (Harvard login required.)
Cambridge, Mass.: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810-1811. Student literary journal.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1996-present.
The Harvard Register. (Harvard login required)
Cambridge, Mass.: Hilliard and Brown, 1827-1828. Student literary journal.
The Harvard Register : an Illustrated Monthly.
Cambridge, Mass.: Moses King, 1880-1881. Covers Harvard and higher education.
The Harvard University Register.
Boston, Mass.: various publishers, 1898-1928. Lists student organizations, faculty, students, and athletic events. Includes The Radcliffe Register.
Cambridge, Mass.: James Munroe, 1834-1838. Student literary journal.
Cambridge, Mass : Radcliffe College, 1899-1920. Student literary journal also includes reports of student activities and career information.
Hail, Christopher. Cambridge Buildings and
Cambridge, Mass.: C. Hail, 2001. Covers 1630-1998. Also includes Harvard-owned buildings outside of Cambridge.
Harvard College. "Dorm History Search."
Web site provided by the Freshman Dean's Office. Covers 1741-2008.
Harvard University. Education, Bricks and Mortar: Harvard Buildings and
Their Contribution to the Advancement of Learning.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1949. Includes alphabetical and chronological lists of Harvard buildings through 1949.