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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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. Established originally by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for clergyman John Harvard ...

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.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.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 ...

www.britannica.com/topic/Harvard-University

Harvard University, oldest institution of higher learning in the United States ( founded 1636) and one of the nation's most prestigious. It is one of the Ivy League schools. The main university campus lies along the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a few miles west of downtown Boston. Harvard's total enrollment is ...

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.

albertmohler.com/2006/02/22/harvard-universitys-founding-vision-and-mission-a-timely-reminder

Feb 21, 2006 ... The tumult at Harvard University that culminated in the resignation of the university's president Lawrence H. Summers yesterday, provides a good opportunity to be reminded of that university's founding vision and mission — and for a reflection on how far it has strayed from that vision. Here is the text of ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Harvard_University

Harvard's founding, in 1636, came in the form of an act of the Massachusetts Bay colony's Great and General Court. The institution was named Harvard College on March 13, 1639, after its first principal donor, a young clergyman named John Harvard. A graduate of Emmanuel College, University of ...