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Harvard Library Worker Recalls Occasional Bi-racial Ball Play in Harvard Yard

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Tags African Americans, College, Harvard College
City/State/Country: Cambridge, MA, United States
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"During my employment at Cambridge [MA] the College yard continued without gates. The Stage passed through it; and though I was very attentive to the hour, I could not always avoid injury from the Stage horn. Blacks and Whites occasionally played together at ball in the College yard."



William Croswell, letter drafted to the Harvard Corporation, December 1827. Papers of William Croswell, Call number HUG 1306.5, Harvard University Archives.

Supplied by Kyle DeCicco-Carey, 8/8/2007.


Finder Kyle DeCicco-Carey notes that Croswell was an 1780 Harvard graduate who worked in the college library 1812-1821.

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Submitted by Kyle DeCicco-Carey
Submission Note August 8, 2007


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