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.

Brief biographical information on students enrolled (both graduates and non-graduates) at Harvard Divinity School through the academic year through the class of 1929 was published in 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. Get personalized help.

Note: Andover-Harvard Library is not the repository for Harvard Divinity School student or administrative records. These are kept at the Harvard University Archive.

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