I think my ancestor went to Harvard Divinity School. How can I verify that?

In general, the library is the repository for historical information on the Harvard Divinity School. For information on living alumni, contact the Office of Development and External Relations.

Research librarians will supply brief biographical information on students enrolled (both graduates and non-graduates) at Harvard Divinity School through the academic year 1919-20 from the General Catalogue of the Divinity School of Harvard University, 1920. Note: Because this work was not updated after 1920, information on those in classes closer to the 1919-20 academic year are often incomplete. There are several editions in Google Books. Use the Advanced Search and type in "General Catalogue Harvard Divinity" (no quotes) in the title box. Click on the latest full-text edition and search within the book. If you are unable to access this in Google Books, contact a research librarian on this site.

In addition, very brief information about graduates only through the class of 1929 is found in the 1930 online edition of the Quinquennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates, 1636-1930.

If we do not find someone in a Harvard listing, we can look in the equivalents to our General Catalogue for those listed as attending Andover Theological Seminary (1808-1927), Meadville Theological School (1844-1944), Newton Theological Institution and Andover Newton Theological School (1826-1943), Pacific Unitarian (now Starr King) School for the Ministry (1904-1929), Princeton Theological Seminary (1815-1996), and Union Theological Seminary (New York, 1836-1970), and can direct your inquiry to those institutions.

Note: Andover-Harvard Library is not the repository for Harvard Divinity School student records and files. These are kept at the University Archives. Note their policies and contact information.

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