Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds, Early Locations. Images, ca. 1824-1975

Description

Images in this finding aid are organized into 7 subseries by building; within each subseries similar photographs are organized into image groups. Subseries are arranged chronologically by the date Harvard Medical School first made use of the building. Within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by the date of the original image represented.
This finding aid describes prints, photographs, and negatives portraying the exteriors and grounds of buildings in which Harvard Medical School classes were taught prior to the opening of the Longwood Avenue campus. Included are buildings in Cambridge on the Harvard College campus and in Boston on Marlborough Street, Mason Street, North Grove Street, and Boylston Street. Described elsewhere are images of building interiors as well as the Longwood Avenue Quadrangle, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Seeley G. Mudd Building.

Items in the Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds, Early Locations. Images, ca. 1824-1975 Collection

The Harvard Corporation, at the instigation of the Medical Faculty, petitioned the Massachusetts state legislature for funds to build an adequate home for the Medical School. The Faculty received a grant of $18,000 to obtain land and erect the first…

Students attended lectures in the basement of Harvard Hall, but by 1797, the condition of this facility was described—at least for Aaron Dexter's lectures on chemistry—as "unhealthy, inconvenient, and disgraceful," and new space was then provided…

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