Primary Sources

Annual Reports of the President and Treasurer of Harvard College, 1826-1995. Sever Hall is mentioned in the following:


Bequest of Mrs. Anne Sever, notes re, ca. 1871. Corporation Papers, 2nd series. Call number UAI 5.130 Box 15.

Buildings records for Sever Hall: drawings and plans, [ca. 1878]. (11 items in 1 folder) Elevations, sections and floor plans of Sever Hall, on linen. Buildings Papers, Corporation Records. Call number UAI 15.82 pf. Researchers must use microfilm; call number UAI 15.82.2 mf. 

Contracts Papers. Sever Hall, 1904-[1906]. Records of the Treasurer of Harvard University (Find It @ Archives). Call number UAI 50, Box 70, Folder 5. 

Correspondence regarding Sever Hall benches, 1949-1955. Records of the Harvard Alumni Association (Find It @ Archives).

General information about Sever Hall (Find It @ Archives). 

“Report on Sever 11” (Find It @ Archives) by Arthur Hendricks Brooks. Undergraduate paper, 1891.

Sibley's private journal, 1846-1882. Transcription. Journal kept by Harvard librarian John Langdon Sibley includes references to Sever Hall. 

Will of Anne E.P. Sever, 1877. Corporation Records (Find It @ Archives).

Will of Anne Sever. Printed copy. Records of President Charles W. Eliot (Find It @ Archives). Call number UAI 5.150 Box 192 Folder "Sever, Anne E.P."