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An unparalleled collection of scientific antiques



pread through galleries on different floors of a science building, the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is one of the three largest university collections of its kind in the world, with 15,000 items dating from 1450 to the present, including a telescope purchased by Benjamin Franklin and a compass owned by Galileo.



The first black to earn a doctorate at Harvard, NAACP co-founder W.E.B. Dubois lived at 20 Flagg St.