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Harvard University

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Harvard University

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Harvard College (1636-1780)

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1636-present

History

"Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636...It 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...Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. There are more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S. and over 190 other countries." http://www.harvard.edu/history

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Control area

Description identifier

US LCNAF n 78096930

Institution identifier

DDO-ICFA

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Beth Bayley on November 13, 2012.

Language(s)

  • English

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