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us: Harvard College (1636-1780)


  • [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 College is one of two schools within Harvard University granting undergraduate degrees.] http://www.harvard.edu/history

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    • us: Harvard College (i.e. Harvard University)
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    • Harvard College (i.e. Harvard University)
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Andover Newton Theological School Lib. for Pearson, E. Papers, 1765-1816 (Harvard College)
    • found: LC manual auth cd. (hdg.: Harvard University; x-ref: Harvard College (i.e. Harvard University))
    • found: Dict. of Am. history, 1976 (Harvard University; founded 1636 as college; became university 1780)
    • found: NUCMC files (Harvard College; predecessor of Harvard University; do not confuse with undergraduate college of Harvard University which is called Harvard College (1780- ))
  • 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 College is one of two schools within Harvard University granting undergraduate degrees.] http://www.harvard.edu/history
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Old catalog heading: Harvard University]
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    • 1986-04-24: new
    • 2012-12-13: revised
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