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This month in Harvard history

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Jan. 10, 1921 – In the Music Building’s John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Marian MacDowell, widow of composer Edward MacDowell, gives a lecture on “The MacDowell Colony at Peterborough” (the New Hampshire artist colony that the MacDowells established in 1907).

Jan. 11, 1942 – The 100th birthday of Harvard psychologist-philosopher William James (1842-1910). For weeks beforehand and months afterwards, commemorations take place at the University and at academic and cultural institutions nationwide.

Jan. 1, 1961 – Henrietta Melia Larson becomes the first woman appointed to a full professorship at the Business School. She had begun her career there as a research assistant in 1928. She retires in 1961.

– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower