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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Harvard_University

Harvard College, around which Harvard University eventually grew, was founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. For centuries, its graduates dominated Massachusetts' clerical and civil ranks and beginning in the 19th century its stature became ...

www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history

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. 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 ...

www.amazon.com/Founding-Harvard-College-foreword-Hawkins/dp/0674314514

This is a reprint of a 1935 classic history of the early years of Harvard College, which is now available in paperback. The author, Samuel Eliot Morison, was professor of history at Harvard University and winner of two Pulitzer prizes. Aside from the history of Harvard College, this book is important for its focus on the European ...

cambridgehistoricaltours.org/the-founding-of-harvard-college

The Founding of Harvard College. Recommended Reading. August 8, 2017. The Founding of Harvard College by Samuel Eliot Morison. Colleges were a very different animal 400 years ago. Learn about the academic traditions and standards that made the first American university what it is today. Buy at Harvard Book ...

www.bestcollegereviews.org/history-behind-harvard-university

Harvard University possesses the title of America's oldest learning institution, founded in 1636. At its inception, this university's name was “New College,” and its purpose was mainly to educate clergy. In 1639, the school's name became Harvard University, so named for the Rev. John Harvard. Harvard bequeathed half of ...

www.celebrateboston.com/cambridge/harvard-college-founded.htm

Harvard University Founded. "One of the most remarkable facts of the early history of New England is that the colonists of Massachusetts, only six years after the founding of Boston [in 1630], should have set about establishing a college. Perhaps the New England historians, however, boast somewhat too much of this.

www.allabouthistory.org/history-of-harvard.htm

The history of Harvard is grounded in one of its earliest supporters, Rev. John Harvard. Harvard donated books and money for the founding of the new Puritan college in the Boston area, but died young of tuberculosis. Even today, there is a large statue in the school's quad of Rev. Harvard seated with a gigantic book open ...

www.britannica.com/topic/Harvard-University

Harvard's history began when a college was established at New Towne, which was later renamed Cambridge for the English alma mater of some of the leading colonists. Classes began in the summer of 1638 with one master in a single frame house and a “college yard.” Harvard was named for a Puritan minister, John ...

www.worldbook.com/blog/This-Week-in-History-Harvard-University-was-founded-in-1636

Nov 2, 2015 ... Harvard College (now Harvard University) founded, 1636 (Oct. 28). Harvard University was founded at Newtowne (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, on Oct. 28, 1636, just 16 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. It is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, one of the richest ...