Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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A prestigious private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, Harvard was the original institution in the U.S. Ivy League, a group of socially and academically elite institutions in the northeastern U.S. Harvard was also the first university founded in the U.S.

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"Leverett House from Weeks Bridge, Harvard University, circa 1930-1945" by Tichnor Bros. Inc., Boston Mass. (06_10_000915), Boston Public Library.

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