Archives News: Cambridge Open Archives Tour 2014

Harvard Union Dining Hall, 1936. HUV 144 (2-4) Harvard University Archives

Tour registration required

The Cambridge Historical Society is hosting its sixth annual Open Archives Tour July 14-17, 2014. This year's theme is Adventures in Gastronomy. Each of the ten tour sites will display unique materials, including photographs, correspondence, ephemera, and more, offering a rare look inside some of Cambridge’s most fascinating archives.

The Harvard University Archives tour takes place on Tuesday, July 15.

For more information and reservations, contact the Cambridge Historical Society: 617-547-4252 or








Rebelliad illustration: Battle in Commons Hall, drawing, 1819, by William Henry Furness. HUD 2818.75.45A

At the time of the food fight depicted in this drawing, the College commons, or dining hall, was located in University Hall.  This particular food fight was the subject of a satirical four-canto poem, "The Rebelliad" by Augustus Peirce. Both Peirce and Furness were members of the Harvard College Class of 1820.