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Harvard Commencement
Harvard Commencement
TitleHarvard Commencement
Date of Original1906?
DescriptionHarvard Commencement is taking place in this photograph. Several students in graduation gowns can be seen in the lower half of the photograph. In the upper half, family and friends watch the ceremony.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
Colleges and universities
Subject (LCTGM)Graduation ceremonies
Families
Students
Organization NameHarvard University (Cambridge, M.A.)
LocationCambridge (M.A.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number10190-81-01-22
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original25 x 30 cm
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGeorge Francis Will, Sr. was born on November 8, 1884. He was the son of Oscar H. Will, owner of the Oscar H. Will & Company. George graduated from Bismarck High School in 1902 and Harvard in 1906 then took over his father's business in 1917. Throughout his lifetime, George was considered an archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, naturalist, nurseryman, seedsman, and historian. He worked with the Mandan and Arikara tribes to learn about crossbreeds of corn for his seed business. In addition, he was president of the State Historical Society of North Dakota between 1942 and 1955.
Bibliographic ReferenceHarlow Leslie Walster, George Francis Will: Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Naturalist, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Historian (Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune, 1956), 3-17.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWill Family Collection MSS 10190
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10190.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10190-81-01-22)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10190-81-01-22
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