Harvardiana

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Harvardiana was a periodical published in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States by James Munroe and Co. from 1835 to 1838. It was a literary journal administered by Harvard University undergraduates. It contains the first recorded use (1835) of the phrase "middle name" referring to a second forename.[1]

"Harvardiana" is also the title of a march song of Harvard University written by Raymond G. Williams (1887-1981) and Sanger B. Steel (1889-1927), both members of the Harvard class of 1911. The song uses the name "Eli" to refer to athletic rival Yale. In recent years it has become the tradition for women to shout "Radcliffe!" between the repetitions of "Harvard!" in the chorus of the song.

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  1. ^ "middle name". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. (draft revision March 2002)

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