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UAV 827.x

Harvard University. Tercentenary Celebration Office. Records of the Tercentenary Celebration Office : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAV 827.x
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. Tercentenary Celebration Office.
Title: Records of the Tercentenary Celebration Office, 1934-1937.
Date(s): 1934-1937.
Quantity: 50 cubic feet (81 boxes, 37 folders, 3 volumes, 126 phonograph records, 13 audio cassettes, 13 reel-to-reel audio tapes)
Abstract: These records by the Tercentenary Celebration Office as it planned, organized, and managed the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the founding of Harvard College/Harvard University.

Processing Information:

This finding aid was encoded in September 2004 by Kate Bowers. She compiled this document from the following sources of information: HOLLIS records, paper shelflists, the Archives locator database, and one folder list for box 45 of the director's records. This inventory lacks folder lists for the majority of the textual records.

Related Material

The Harvard University Archives holds much more material related to the Tercentenary than is listed in this inventory. Most of Harvard's administrative units worked on special projects related to the Tercentenary or were substantially effected by it; it is in their records that researchers will find information relating to those activities.
Much, but not all, of the Tercentenary material that was published or widely distributed is held by the Harvard University Archives and classified in HUA 936.xx. Such material is cataloged in HOLLIS, Harvard's on-line library information system. HOLLIS also contains catalog records for Harvard University Tercentenary Gazette a serial that was published by the Tercentenary Celebration Office, and for Tercentenary-related books, ephemera, exhibition catalogs, conference proceedings, and archival material in other archives at Harvard.

Separated Material

The Harvard University Archives holds documents containing Mrs. Elizabeth Schlesinger's observations relating to the Harvard Tercentenary,1936, which are to be opened during the Quadricentenary in 2036 (UAV 827.219).

Biographical / Historical

Planning for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Harvard College began in 1930 with the appointment of a Tercentenary Committee jointly by the Harvard Corporation (President and Fellows of Harvard College) and by the Board of Overseers. The Alumni Association was represented on this committee beginning in 1931, along with the Tercentenary Historian (Samuel Eliot Morison) and the Director of the University Library. In 1934, Jerome D. Greene was appointed Director of the Tercentenary Celebration.
The Tercentenary Celebration Office planned, organized, and managed the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the founding of Harvard College/Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

These records encompass all the activities of the Tercentenary Celebration Office.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 March 31.

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