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us: Harvard University


  • [Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Harvard College was incorporated in 1650. In 1780, Harvard College became Harvard University. Harvard was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University's best known landmark. Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.] http://www.harvard.edu/history

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    • us: Garvardskiĭ universitet
    • us: Ha-fo ta hsüeh
    • us: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    • us: Harvard Üniversitesi
    • us: Universidad de Harvard
    • us: Dānishgāh-i Hārvārd
    • us: University in Cambridge (Cambridge, Mass.)
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    • found: Dict. of Am. hist., 1976 (Harvard University; f. 1636 as college; 1780 became university)
    • found: Harvard University. The Charter of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1976: p. vii (The statutes and pertinent provisions of the Constitution of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 1780, reproduced in Part I of the ... certificate of the Secretary of the Commonwealth comprise the charter of the President and Fellows of Harvard College in their corporate capacity, together providing for the governance of the University and conferring powers and authority upon the two governing boards, the Corporation and the Board of Overseers)
    • found: Sources and studies on the Ottoman Black Sea, c1996- : v. 1, ser. t.p. (Harvard Üniversitesi)
    • found: República Dominicana, 2004: cover (Harvard University) p. 7 (Universidad de Harvard)
    • found: Khāṭirāt-i Mihrangīz Dawlatshāhī, 2011 or 2012: t.p. verso (Dānishgāh-i Hārvārd) p. 4 of cover (Harvard University)
    • found: Statutes of the University in Cambridge, relating to the degree of doctor of medicine, 1834.
    • notfound: NUCMC data from Andover Newton Theological School Lib. for Pearson, E. Papers, 1765-1815 (Harvard College)
  • General Notes

    • [Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Harvard College was incorporated in 1650. In 1780, Harvard College became Harvard University. Harvard was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University's best known landmark. Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.] http://www.harvard.edu/history
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    • [AACR 1 form: Harvard University]
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    • 1979-01-08: new
    • 2013-07-24: revised
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