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Harvard A to Z
by John T. Bethell, Richard M. Hunt and Robert Shenton
Harvard University Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-674-01288-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-02089-4
Library of Congress Classification LD2155.B48 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.7444

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Open this book and step into the storied corridors of the nation's oldest university; encounter the historic landmarks and curiosities; and among them, meet the famous dropouts and former students, the world-class scholars, eccentrics, and prodigies who have given the institution its incomparable character.

An alphabetical compendium of short but substantial essays about Harvard University--its undergraduate college and nine professional schools--this volume traverses the gamut of Harvardiana from Aab and Admissions to X Cage and Z Closet. In between are some two hundred entries written by three Harvard veterans who bring to the task over 125 years of experience within the university. The entries range from essential facts to no less interesting ephemera, from the Arnold Arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to the peculiar medical specimens of the Warren Museum; from Arts and Athletics to Towers and Tuition: from the very real environs (Cambridge, Charles River, and Quincy Street) to the Harvard of Hollywood and fiction.

Harvard A to Z is a browser's delight, offering readers the chance to dip into the history and lore, the character and culture of America's foremost institution of higher learning.



Table of Contents:

Preface
Map of Harvard

Aab
Admissions
Adolphus Busch Hall
Affirmative Action
Alpha-Iota of Massachusetts
Allston
Alumni
American Repertory Theatre
Architecture
Archives
Arms
Arnold Arboretum
Art Museums
Arts
Athletics
Bells
Brattle Theatre
Business School
Cambridge/Boston
Cantab
Carpenter Center
Characters
Charles River
Clocks
College Pump
Commencement
Consulting
Continuing Education
The Core
Crimson
Crimson Key
Dance
Deans
Degrees
Dental School
Dining Services
Diplomas
Discipline
Divinity School
Diversity
Dropouts
Dumbarton Oaks
Ed School
Elmwood
Endowment
ETOB
Extinct Harvard
Faculty Club
"Fair Harvard"
Fashion
Fictional Harvard
Film Archive
Final Clubs
Fire
First Year
Firsts (Men)
Firsts (Women)
Fountains
Fundraising
Gates
Gay and Lesbian
Gazette
Gilbert & Sullivan
Glass Flowers
God's Acre 00 "Godless Harvard"
Gold Coast
Governance
Grade Inflation
GSAS
GSD
Great Salt and Other Relics
Guardhouse
Harvard Advocate
Harvard College
Harvard Crimson
Harvard Elsewhere
Harvard Forest
Harvard Foundation
Harvard Hall
Harvard Heroes
Harvard Hill
Harvard Magazine
Harvard Neighbors
Harvard Student Agencies
Harvard Union
Harvard University Press
Hasty Pudding Show
Hillel
Holden Chapel
Hollywood's Harvard
Honorary Degrees
Houghton Library
Houses
Information Technology
International Outreach
Ivy League
Jazz
John Harvard--and His Statue
Kennedy School of Government
Lamont Library
Lampoon
Law School
Lectures
Libraries
Life Raft
Maps
Medical School
Memorial Church
Memorial Hall
Music
Native American Program
Nieman Fellows
Nobel Laureates
Observatory
Ombuds
Outings and Innings
Phillips Brooks House
Portrait Collection
Presidents
Prodigies
School of Public Health
Public Service
Quincy Street
Radcliffe
Rebellions and Riots
Regalia
Research Centers and Institutes
Reunions
Rhodes Scholars
ROTC
Sanders Theatre
Sardis
Science Museums
Scientific Instruments
Signet Society
Society of Fellows
Soldiers Field
Songs and Marches
Statues and Monuments
Theatre Collection
Towers
Trademark Licensing and Protection
Tuition
Underground
UHS
University Professors
Vanserg Hall
Villa I Tatti
Virtual Harvard
Wadsworth House
Warren Museum
WHRB
Widener Library
Wireless Club
X Cage
The Yard
Z Closet
Zeph Greek

Appendix: Harvard Lingo
Acknowledgments
Index


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