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100 years of Widener

The massive library rose after the Titanic sank and remains a linchpin of learning and conservation at Harvard



Detail from an ancient Egyptian sandstone temple relief (photo 1) at the Harvard Semitic Museum. Harvard Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian (photo 2) outlines the life of museum founder David Gordon Lyon, pictured far right. Manuelian’s co-lecturers Adam Aja (left, photo 3) and Joseph A. Greene.

The old, made new

Refurbished Semitic Museum celebrates the past while reorienting for the future



Seniors pose for the 1914 Harvard Class Album. Those sweet Commencement days marked a last, soon-lost innocence for Harvard, for Radcliffe, and for students everywhere. The world was on the verge of the first global war, which killed 16 million people and lit the fuse on wars to follow.

In 1914, poised for war

Many of the joyous students graduating a century ago would later be drawn into a rising world conflict, in which some of them would die