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Against All Odds: The Legacy of Students of African Descent at Harvard Medical School Before Affirmative Action, 1850-1968 (Find It @ Harvard) by Nora N. Nercessian. Boston: Harvard Medical School, 2004.

And Mark an Era: The Story of the Harvard Business School (Find It @ Harvard) by Melvin T. Copeland. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958.

The Centennial History of the Harvard Law School, 1817-1917. [Boston]: Harvard Law School Association, 1918.

 A Century to Celebrate: Radcliffe College, 1879-1979  by Dorothy Ella Howells. Cambridge:  Radcliffe College, 1978.

A Delicate Experiment: The Harvard Business School, 1908-1945 by Jeff Cruikshank. Cambridge:  Harvard Business School Press, 1987.

The Development of Harvard University Since the Inauguration of President Eliot, 1869-1929 (Find It @ Harvard) edited by Samuel Eliot Morison. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1930.

The Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University: A Fifty Year History, 1955-2005 (Find It @ Harvard) by Ronald Suleski. President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2005.

The Forging of an Aristocracy: Harvard and the Boston Upper Class, 1800-1870 (Find It @ Harvard) by Ronald Story. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1980.

Founders of the School of Public Health, with Biographical Notes, 1909-1946 (Find It @ Harvard) by Jean Alonzo Curran. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 1970.

The Half-Opened Door: Discrimination and Admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, 1900-1970 (Find It @ Harvard) by Marcia Graham Synnott. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.

The Harvard Book: A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches..., edited by Henry Clark and F.O. Vaille. Two volumes. Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow and Company, 1875.

The Harvard College Observatory: The First Four Directorships, 1839-1919 (Find It @ Harvard) by Bessie Zaban Jones and Lyle Gifford Boyd. . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.

The Harvard Divinity School: Its Place in Harvard University and in American Culture (Find It @ Harvard) edited by George Huntston Williams. Boston: The Beacon Press, 1954.

The Harvard Medical School: A History, Narrative and Documentary, 1782-1905 by Thomas F. Harrington. New York, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1905.

Harvard University Handbook: An Official Guide to the grounds, buildings, libraries, museums, and laboratories, with notes on the history, development and activities of all departments of the University. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.

Harvard University Press: A History (Find It @ Harvard) by Max Hall. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.

A History of Music at Harvard to 1972 (Find It @ Harvard) by Elliot Forbes. Cambridge: Department of Music, Harvard University, 1988.

A History of the Germanic Museum at Harvard University (Find It @ Harvard) by Guido Goldman.  Cambridge: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 1989.

The John F. Kennedy School of Government: The First Fifty Years (Find It @ Harvard). Cambridge: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1986.

The Law at Harvard: A History of Ideas and Men, 1817-1967 (Find It @ Harvard) by Arthur E. Sutherland. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Medicine at Harvard: The First Three Hundred Years (Find It @ Harvard) by Henry K. Beecher and Mark D. Altschule.. Hanover, N.H.: The University Press of New England, 1977.

Moral Philosophy at Seventeenth-Century Harvard: A Discipline in Transition (Find It @ Harvard) by Norman Fiering. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 1981.

Music at Harvard: A Historical Review of Men and Events (Find It @ Harvard) by Walter Raymond Spaulding. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1935. Reprint, New York: DeCapo Press, Inc., 1977.

Reading the Shape of Nature: Comparative Zoology at the Agassiz Museum  (Find It @ Harvard) by Mary P. Winsor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

The Rise of American Philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930 (Find It @ Harvard) by Bruce Kuklick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Science at Harvard University: Historical Perspectives (Find It @ Harvard) edited by Clark A. Elliott and Margaret W. Rossiter. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 1992.

Social Sciences at Harvard, 1860-1920: From Inculcation to the Open Mind (Find It @ Harvard) edited by Paul H.Buck. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965.

Some Early Tools of American Science: An Account of the Early Scientific Instruments and Mineralogical and Biological Collections in Harvard University (Find It @ Harvard) by I. Bernard Cohen. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950. Reprint. New York: Russell and Russell, 1967.

Two Astronomical Anniversaries: The Harvard College Observatory Sesquicentennial [and] The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Centennial (Find It @ Harvard) by Owen Gingerich. In Journal for the History of Astronomy 21, part 1, 1990.

The Unitarian Conscience: Harvard Moral Philosophy, 1805-1861 (Find It @ Harvard) by Daniel Walker Howe. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1970. (Check HOLLIS for other editions.)

Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.