A Westerly View of the Colleges in Cambridge New England

Title

A Westerly View of the Colleges in Cambridge New England

Description

An engraving of Harvard College.

Harvard University was the first college in the U.S., and was also the first to be used as a corporation. It was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard, and was originally a very religious institution. After the American Civil War, it began to branch out into a research university, and opened itself up to student self-direction. This scope continued to expand into the 20th century, and more institutions were necessary for the ever-growing population of students. This included graduate schools, an undergraduate program, and the creation of the sister school, Radcliffe College.

Creator

Paul Reverse Sr.

Date

1767

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/A_Westerly_View_of_the_Colledges_in_Cambridge_New_England_by_Paul_Revere.jpeg

Rights

Publisher

Yale University Art Gallery

Contributor

Yale University Art Gallery

Format

Medium: Wood Engraving

Language

English

Type

Drawing

Identifier

Harvard, Harvard University, Schools, Colleges, Civil War, New England

Coverage

Massachusetts

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/A_Westerly_View_of_the_Colledges_in_Cambridge_New_England_by_Paul_Revere.jpeg

Reference

Paul Reverse Sr., A Westerly View of the Colleges in Cambridge New England, Yale University Art Gallery, 1767

Cite As

Paul Reverse Sr., “A Westerly View of the Colleges in Cambridge New England,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/342.