October 13, 2021

Today in History: Harvard University

Last Updated on September 5, 2021

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.

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Harvard books, reports & other texts

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Harvard University historical newspaper coverage

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