Selected Primary and Secondary Sources
This list includes both primary and secondary sources. Contact the Archives reference staff with any questions!
Sibley’s Harvard Graduates (See also HOLLIS)
Additional years and versions (see also HOLLIS and CNA)
The Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts include transcriptions of many Harvard records and information about people and events associated with Harvard in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Harvard College. "Dorm History Search." Website managed by the Freshman Dean's Office. Covers 1741-2008.
The Calendar of Harvard History (requires Harvard network connection) provides access to information about people, events, policies, academic and extracurricular student life, and other activities at Harvard from 1636 to the present. It is searchable by date and keyword.
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
A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall. Cambridge, Mass.: J. Bartlett, 1851
The History of Harvard University by Josiah Quincy. Cambridge: Published by John Owen, 1840
The Harvard in the 17th and 18th Centuries website (Note that links to HOLLIS searches do not work, but they do suggest terms and keywords to use in your own HOLLIS searches.)
Harvard University Archives research guides provide sources for a variety of topics, some of which cover the 17th and 18th centuries.