Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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May 13, 1958 — On the steps of Widener Library, the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society perform choruses from Bach’s B-minor Mass. Although the groups have performed together for decades, the occasion marks the Choral Society’s first participation in a Glee Club outdoor concert.

May 19, 1959 — To mark the 50th anniversary of A. Lawrence Lowell’s election to the Harvard presidency, the Harvard Corporation renames the New Lecture Hall (1902), henceforth to be known as A. Lawrence Lowell Hall.

June 19, 1725 — The Harvard Corporation elects Benjamin Wadsworth, Class of 1690, as Harvard’s eighth President.

June 11, 1776 — The Provincial Congress grants the College permission to reoccupy its buildings, and Harvard prepares to return from Concord, where it has operated since October 1775.