Today in History: Harvard University

Today in History–September 14–the Library of Congress features Harvard University, named in honor of its first benefactor, John Harvard, who died on this day in 1638. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this venerable institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard images

Harvard sheet music

Harvard songs (audio recordings)

A History of Harvard University Volume 1

More books, reports & other texts about Harvard

U.S. legislation related to Harvard

Correspondence related to Harvard

Harvard University historical newspaper coverage

Periodical articles