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Taking the stairs

In an age of accessibility, we often gloss over the strange beauty of stairwells

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Testament to Manchukuo

Growing Harvard collection details life and propaganda alike in controversial, short-lived Asian state

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Harvard University has veritas shields on display in every corner of the campus. A veritas shield is pictured on the exterior of Austin Hall at Harvard Law School. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Seal of approval

Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long, swirling history — including two centuries of invisibility

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The tower of Adolphus Busch Hall is pictured at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Vertical Harvard

For two centuries, the University hugged the ground; then, its buildings began to soar

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History by degrees

In all shapes and sizes, diplomas of the 17th and 18th centuries provide glimpses of their eras

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The trademark bow ties worn by architect Walter Gropius are housed in the Special Collections of Frances Loeb Library at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. One from the set of six is pictured. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Ties to the past

Six cravats of Walter Gropius reflect the famed modernist architect and his love of joy

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A signature by John Hancock is pictured from the collections at Harvard Archives at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Signature signatures

Harvard’s archives, guest albums contain signatures of the great, the known, the revered

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