Clark A. Elliott

Bibiliography on the History of the sciences at Harvard (1636-1945)

in "Science at Harvard University: historical perspectives, Editors: Clark A. Elliott and Margaret W. Rossiter, Associated University Presses, 1992"
The following is a selective bibliography of titles available as of 1989.

Aronovitch, Isaac Lawrence "Towards a New Knowledge of Nature: Physics at Harvard University, 1870-1910." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1983. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Aronovitch, Lawrence "The Spirit of Investigation: Physics at Harvard University, 1870-1910." In The Development of the Laboratory: Essays on the Place of Experiment in Industrial Civilization, edited by Frank A.J.L. James, 83-103. Basingstoke and London: Macmillan Press, 1989.
Barbour, Thomas Naturalist at Large. Boston: Little, Brown, 1943. A Naturalist's Scrapbook. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, l946
Baxter, James Phinney 3rd. Scientists against Time. Boston: Little, Brown, 1946.
Beecher, Henry K., and Mark D. Altschule Medicine at Harvard: The First 300 Years. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1977.
Birkhoff, Garrett "Mathematics at Harvard, 1836-1944." In A Century of Mathematics in America, part II, edited by Peter Duren, 3-58. Providence, R. I.: American Mathematical Society, 1989.
Bjork, Daniel W The Compromised Scientist: William James, in: the Development of American Psychology. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
Boring, Edwin G Psychologist at Large: An Autobiography and Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books, 1961.
Bork, Kennard B "Kirtley Fletcher Mather's Life in Science and Society." The Ohio, Journal of Science 82 (June 1982): 74-95.
Brew, J. 0 "Introduction." In One Hundred Years of Anthropology, edited by J. 0. Brew, 5-25. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968.
Brewster, Edwin Tenney Life and Letters of Josiah Dwight Whitney. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1909.
Buck, Paul ed. Social Sciences at Harvard 1860-1920: From Inculcation to the Open Mind. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965. See especially: "Introduction," pp. 1-17; Robert L. Church, "The Economists Study Society: Sociology at Harvard, 1891-1902," pp. 18- 90; David B. Potts, "Social Ethics at Harvard 1881-1931, A Study in Academic Activism," pp. 90-128; and Sheldon M. Stern, "William James and the New Psychology," pp. 175-222.
Casler, Patricia Joanne "Personalities, Politics and Patrons of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, 1866 1896." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1976. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Caullery, Maurice Universities and Scientific Life in the United States. Translated by James Haughton Woods and Emmet Russell. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1922.
Ceruzzi, Paul E Reckoners: The Prehistory of the Digital Computer, from Relays to the Stored Program Concept, 1935-1945. Contributions to the Study of Computer Science, no. 1. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. See especially pp. 43-72.
Chorley, Richard J., Robert P. Beckinsale, and Anthony J. Dunn The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology, Vol. 2: The Life and Work of William Morris Davis. London: Methuen; distributed in the United States by Harper & Row Publishers, Barnes & Noble Import Division, 1973.
Cohen, I. Bernard "The Beginning of Chemical Instruction in America: A Brief Account of the Teaching of Chemistry at Harvard prior to 1800." Chymia 3 (1950): 17-44.
Cohen, I. Bernard "The Compendium Physicae of Charles Morton." Isis 33 (1942): 657-71. "Harvard and the Scientific Spirit." Harvard Alumni Bulletin 50 (7 February 1948): 393-98.
Cohen, I. Bernard "A Harvard Education." Isis 75 (March 1984): 13-20.
Cohen, I. Bernard Some Early Tools of American Science: An Account of the Early Scientific Instruments and Mineralogical and Biological Collections in Harvard University. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950.
Cohen, I. Bernard ed. Benjamin Peirce: "Father of Pure Mathematics" in America. Three Centuries of Science in America. New York: Arno Press, 1980. A reprint anthology.
Combs, Preston Craig "Harvard College, 1846-1869: An Age of Transition." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1950. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Conant, James B My Several Lives: Memoirs of a Social Inventor. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
Cosman, Bard C "The Human Factor: The Harvard Fatigue Laboratory and the Transformation of Taylorism." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1983. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Curran, Jean Alonzo Founders of the Harvard School of Public Health, with Biographical Notes, 1909-1946. New York: Maey Foundation, 1970.
Dettelbach, Michael S "The Harvard University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1882-1901: Veterinarians and the Professional Vision of Charles W. Eliot." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1986. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
DeVorkin, David H "The Harvard Summer School in Astronomy." Physics Today 37, no. 7 (July 1984): 48-55.
Dexter, Ralph W "F. W. Putnam's Role in Developing the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology." Curator 23, no. 3 (September 1980): 183-94.
Dupree, A. Hunter Asa Gray. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959.
Edsall, John T "Lawrence J. Henderson and George Sarton." Isis 75 (March 1984): 11 13.
Edsall, John T "Some Personal History and Reflections from the Life of a Biochemist." Annual Review of Biochemistry 40 (1971): 1-28.
Ellen, David Edward "Darwin in the Nineteenth Century Harvard Classroom: From the Old to the New Curriculum." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1987. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Elliott, Clark A "Sources for the History of Science in the Harvard University Archives." Harvard Library Bulletin 22, no. 1 (January 1974): 49-71.
Evans, Mary Alice, and Howard E. Evans William Morton Wheeler, Biologist. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970.
Frondel, Clifford "The Geological Sciences at Harvard University from 1788 to 1850." Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society, 7, no. 1 (1988): 1-22.
Frondel, Clifford "An Overview of Crystallography in North America." In Crystallography in North America, edited by Dan McFachlan, Jr. and Jenny P. Glusker, 1-24. New York: American Crystallographic Association, 1983.
Gould, Ernest Morton Fifty Years of Management at the Harvard Forest. Harvard Forest Bulletin no. 29. Petersham, Mass.: Harvard Forest, 1960.
Graustein, Jeannette E "Natural History at Harvard College, 1788-1842." Publications of the Cambridge Historical Society 38 (1961): 69-86. Thomas Nuttall, Naturalist: Explorations in America, 1808-1841. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.
Grey, Robert M Report of the Harvard Botanical Gardens, Soledad Estate, Cienfuegos, Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1900-1926. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1927.
Hale, Matthew, Jr Human Science and Social Order: Hugo Munsterberg and the Origins of Applied Psychology. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980.
Haramundanis, Katherine ed. (ecilia Payne-Gaposc/zkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Harper, Robert S "The First Psychological Laboratory." Isis 41 (1950): 158-61. "Harvard and Radar Countermeasures: The First Story of Scientific Research in Harvard's Wartime Laboratories." Harvard Alumni Bulletin 48 (1945 46): 239-44.
Hawkins, Hugh Between Harvard and America: The Educational Leadership of Charles W. Eliot. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. "Helping Fighting Man to Hear: A Post-war Report on the Electro-Acoustic Laboratory." Harvard Alumni Bulletin 48 (1945-46): 331-33.
Herrick, John Subsurface Warfare: The History of Division 6, NDRC. Issued for the Office of Scientific Research and Development. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, Research and Development Board, 1 January 1951.
Hinsley, Curtis M "From Shell-heaps to Stelae: Early Anthropology at the Peabody Museum." In Objects and Others: Essays on Museums and Material Culture, History of Anthropology, vol. 3, edited by George W. Stocking, Jr., 49-74. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
Holden, Edward S Memorials of William Cranch Bond, Director of the Harvard College Observatory 1840-1859, and of His Son George Phillips Bond, Director of the Harvard College Observatory /859-1865. San Francisco: C. A. Murdock and Co.; New York: Lemcke and Buechner, 1897.
Holton, Gerald "How the Jefferson Physical Laboratory Came to Be." Physics Today 37 (December 1984): 32-37.
Horvath, Steven M., and Elizabeth C. Horvath The Harvard Fatigue Laboratory: Its History and Contributions. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1973.
Johnston, Barry "Sorokin and Parsons at Harvard: Institutional Conflict and the Origin of a Hegemonic Tradition." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 22 (April 1986): 107-27.
Jones, Bessie Zaban, and Lyle Gifford Boyd The Harvard College Observatory: The First Four Directorships, 1839-1919. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.
Kellogg, Frederic Rogers "A Man and a Method: John Winthrop, Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Harvard, 1738-1779." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1964. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Kidwell, Peggy "E. C. Pickering, Lydia Hinchman, Harlow Shapley, and the Beginning of Graduate Work at the Harvard College Observatory." Astronomy Quarterly 5 (1986): 157-71.
Kilgour, Frederick G "The First Century of Scientific Books in the Harvard College Library." Harvard Library Notes no. 29 (1939): 217-25.
Kilgour, Frederick G "Thomas Robie (1689-1729), Colonial Scientist and Physician." Isis 30 (1939): 473-90.
Kohier, Robert E From Medical Chemistry to Biochemistry: The Making of a Biomedical Discipline. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. See especially pp. 176- 82, 313-18.
Kopperl, Sheldon J "The Scientific Work of Theodore William Richards." Ph. D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1970. See Dissertation Abstracts International 31, no. 6-B (1970): 3218-19.
Kopperl, Sheldon J "T. W. Richards' Role in American Graduate Education in Chemistry." Ambix 23 (1976): 165-74.
Kuklick, Bruce The Rise of American Philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860 1930. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1977.
Leonard, David C "Harvard's First Science Professor: A Sketch of Isaac Greenwood's Life and Work." Harvard Library Bulletin 29, no. 2 -(April 1981): 135-68.
Livingstone, David N Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the Culture of American Science. History of American Science and Technology Series. University: University of Alabama Press, 1987.
Love, James Lee The Lawrence Scientific School in Harvard University, 1847-1906. Burlington, N.C., 1944.
Lurie, Edward Louis Agassiz: A Life in Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.
Mark, Joan "Frederic Ward Putnam (1839-1915)." In Four Anthropologists: An American Science in Its Early Years, chap. 2. New York: Science History Publications, 1980.
McCaughey, Robert A "The Transformation of American Academic Life: Harvard University 1821-1892." Perspectives in American History 8 (1974): 237-332.
Merton, Robert K "George Sarton: Episodic Recollections by an Unruly Apprentice." Isis 76 (1985): 470-86.
Morison, Samuel Eliot Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century. 2 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.
Morison, Samuel Eliot "The Harvard School of Astronomy in the Seventeenth Century." New England Quarterly 7 (1934): 3-24.
Morison, Samuel Eliot Three Centuries of Harvard 1636-1936. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.
Morison, Samuel Eliot ed. The Development of Harvard University Since the Inauguration of President Eliot 1869-1929. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1930.
Morris, Rita Mary "An Examination of Some Factors Related to the Rise and Decline of Geography as a Field of Study at Harvard, 1638-1948." Ed.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1962. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Morton, Charles Charles Morton's Compendium Physicae. With a Biographical Sketch of Charles Morton, by Samuel Eliot Morison; and an Introduction to the Compendium Physicae, by Theodore Hornberger. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 33. Boston: The Society, 1940.
Moyer, Albert E "Edwin Hall and the Emergence of the Laboratory in Teaching Physics." Physics Today 14 (1976): 96-103.
O'Donnell, John M The Origins of Behaviorism: American Psychology, 1870-1920. New York and London: New York University Press, 1985. See especially pp. 92-105, 191-95.
Orcutt, William Dana Wallace Clement Sabine: A Study in Achievement. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1948.
Parker, George Howard The World Expands: Recollections of a Zoologist. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946.
Pauly, Philip J "The Appearance of Academic Biology in Late Nineteenth-Century America." Journal of the History of Biology 17, no. 3 (Fall 1984): 369-97. See especially pp. 373-78, 392.
Plimpton, Pauline Ames ed. Oakes Ames: Jottings of a Harvard Botanist, 1874-1950. Cambridge: Botanical Museum of Harvard University, distributed by Harvard University Press, 1979.
Plotkin, Howard "Edward C. Pickering, the Henry Draper Memorial, and the Beginnings of Astrophysics in America." Annals of Science 35 (1978): 365-77.
Price, Alfred The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare. Vol. 1, "The Years of Innovation-Beginnings to 1946." Arlington, Va. The Association of Old Crows, 1984.
Quincy, Josiah The History of Harvard University. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: John Owen, 1840.
Rossiter, Margaret W "Giessen on the Charles." In The Emergence of Agricultural Science: Justus Liebig and the Americans, 1840-1880, chap. 5. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1975.
Rossiter, Margaret W "Louis Agassiz and the Lawrence Scientific School." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1966. Copy available in the Radcliffe College Archives.
Rossiter, Margaret W "Women and the History of Scientific Communication." Journal of Library History 21 (Winter 1986): 39-59. See especially pp. 43-47.
Sax, Karl "The Bussey Institution: Harvard Graduate School of Applied Biology, 1908-1938." Journal of Heredity 57 (1966): 175-78.
Schiff, Gordon Joseph "The Efforts and Accomplishments of Samuel Williams." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1981. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Schmidt, Patrick L "Towards a History of the Department of Social Relations, Harvard University, 1946-1972." Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1978. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Schultes, Richard E., and William A. Davis The Glass Flowers at Harvard. New York: Dutton, 1982.
Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate The Autobiography of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler. With a supplementary memoir by his wife. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1909.
Shapley, Harlow Through Rugged Ways to the Stars. New York: Scribner, 1969.
Simons, Lao Genevra "Algebra at Harvard College in 1730." American Mathematical Monthly 32 (1925): 63-70.
Simons, Lao Genevra "Short Stories in Colonial Geometry." Osirtc 1 (1936): 584-605. (see Collection).
Simons, Lao Genevra "Some of Harvard's Endowed Professorships." Harvard Alumni Bulletin 29 (1926-27): 65-69, 145-50, 387-93, 1026 28; 30 (1927-28): 138-40.
Sopka, Katherine Russell Quantum Physics in America 1920-1935. Three Centuries of Science in America. New York: Arno Press, 1980.
Stearns, Raymond Phineas Science in the British Colonies of America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1970.
Stone, Bruce Winchester "The Role of the Learned Societies in the Growth of Scientific Boston 1780-1848." Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University, 1974. See Dissertation Abstracts International 35, no. 4-A (1974): 1606-7.
Suits, C. G., and George R. Harrison eds.; and Louis Jordan. Applied Physics. Electronics: A History of Divisions 13 and 15 and the Conimitte on Propagation, NDRC, edited by C. G. Suits. Optics: A History of Divisions 16 and 17, NDRC, by H. Kirk Stephenson and Edgar T. Jones, and edited by George R. Harrison. Metallurgy: A History of Division 18, NDRC, Louis Jordan. Boston: Little, Brown., 1948.
Sutton, Stephanne B Charles Sprague Sargent and the ArnoldArboretum. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970.
Tachikawa, Akira "The Two Sciences and Religion in Antebellum New England: The Founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978. See Dissertation Abstracts International 39, no. 9-A (1979): 5368.
Terman, F. E Administrative History of the Radio Research Laboratory. 21 March 1942-1 January 1945. Radio Research Laboratory, Harvard University; Division of Radio Coordination (15), National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development. OEMsr-41 1-299. 21 March 1946.
Thackray, Arnold, and Robert K. Merton "On Discipline Building: The Paradoxes of George Sarton." Isis 63 (1972): 473-95.
Triplet, Rodney Glenn "Henry A. Murray and the Harvard Psychological Clinic, 1926-1938: A Struggle to Expand the Disciplinary Boundaries of Academic Psychology." Ph.D. dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 1983. See Disseration Abstracts International 44, no. 11-B (1984): 3512.
Underwater Sound Laboratory Final Report for Contract OEMsr-58 and Contract OEMsr-287, 1941-1946: Applied Acoustics in Subsurface Warfare. Submitted for the President and Fellows of Harvard College by Frederick V. Hunt. Division 6, Section 6.1, National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development. Cambridge, Mass., 31 January 1946.
Walter, Maila L. K "Science and Cultural Crisis: An Intellectual Biography of Percy Williams Bridgman." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1985. See Dissertation Abstracts international 47, no. 1-A (1986): 294.
Weir, J. A "History of the Bussey Institution of Harvard University (report on research activities under a grant from the Penrose Fund) " American Philosophical Society Yearbook 1969, 684-85. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1970.
Welch, Gregory W "Computer Scientist Howard Hathaway Aiken: Reactionary or Visionary?" Undergraduate thesis, Harvard University, 1986. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Wheatland, David P with Barbara Carson. The Apparatus of Science at Harvard 1765-1800. Cambridge: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, 1968.
Williams, Carroll M The Jubilee of the Harvard Biological Laboratories: Retrospections by Carroll M. Williams. Cambridge, Mass., October 1982. Copy available in the Harvard University Archives.
Wilson, B. Bright, and John Ross "Physical Chemistry in Cambridge, Massachusetts." Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 24 (1973): 1-27.
Zaidenberg, Arthur "From Reforms to Professionalization: The Transition of Attitudes toward Scientific Education in Harvard." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974. See Dissertation Abstracts International 35, no. 9-A (1975): 5890.

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