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UAI 5.169.xx

Harvard University. President's Office.Records of the President of Harvard University, Nathan Marsh Pusey, 1953-1971 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAI 5.169.xx
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. President's Office.
Title: Records of the President of Harvard University,Nathan Marsh Pusey, 1953-1971
Date(s): , 1953-1971
Quantity: 182 cubic feet (544 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Nathan Marsh Pusey served as President of Harvard University from 1953-1971. These records document all aspects of Harvard during those years.

Acquisition Information:

All records were received from the Presidents Office.
Accession Number 7829, 1976 April 5
Accession Number 7857, 1976 May 17
Accession Number 7873, 1976 June 9
Accession Number 9713, 1983 April 28

Processing Information:

Processed by University Archives staff ca. 1976-ca. 1983. Folder lists prepared 2000-2002. This inventory compiled January 2002 by Kate Bowers and Andrea Goldstein.

Conditions on Use and Access:

University Records are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation; student records and personnel records are restricted for 80 years from the date of creation; there is no restriction on published material. Consult Harvard University Archives reference staff for details.


Nathan M. Pusey served as President of Harvard University from 1953 to 1971. His presidency produced great expansions in the endowment and infrastructure of the university, yet it is marked at either end by strife originating from political forces beyond Harvard's walls. Und "er his administration, Harvard" 's endowment grew from $304 million to more than $1 billion, and many new buildings were constructed. Early events in his administration include his defense of universities and academic freedom during the McCarthy Era. Toward the end of his presidency, he was faced with turbulence and student unrest arising from the Vietnam Era.
Pusey earned an A.B. degree from Harvard in 1928, an M.A. in 1932, and a Ph.D. in 1937, specializing in ancient history. Before becoming President of Harvard, he taught history at Lawrence College,Scripps College, and Wesleyan University, and served as president of Lawrence College.

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Scope of the Records

These records document every aspect Pusey's administration during the period 1953-1971. In so doing, they also document national and international trends and events.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 July 15.

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