Current Exhibition in the Gallery

JFK's Harvard | Harvard's JFK exhibition poster

Just as Harvard shaped “Jack” Kennedy during his time as a student, John Fitzgerald Kennedy influenced Harvard during his political career, first as US senator, then as President of the United States.

This year, a century after the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the nation will reflect on the life and legacy of the man who became the 35th President of the United States. The objects in this exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Harvard University Archives, are presented as evidence of the important relationship between Kennedy and Harvard University. Kennedy, as a young politician, was in some ways shaped by his experience at Harvard before World War II; in turn, the policies he pursued as President would have an influence on Harvard as well.

JFK’s Harvard | Harvard’s JFK is a collaborative effort of the Harvard University Archives, Harvard Library Preservation Services, Harvard Library Communications, and Harvard Public Affairs & Communications.

Open through late Fall 2017 in the Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery, Pusey Library, Harvard Yard

The exhibit gallery in Pusey Library is located in the southeast corner of Harvard Yard. Pusey Library may be entered via the below-grade entrance facing Widener Library. (Map)

Access for visitors with disabilities only is via the entrance of Lamont Library, located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street, east of Harvard Square.

Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Saturday, 10am–2pm
Open through late fall 2017
Free and open to the public

The gallery is closed during all University holidays and special events as well as Veteran’s Day (Saturday, November 11) and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 24–25). Please follow @HarvardArchives on Twitter for up-to-date information on exhibition news, closings, and special events.