(Rare Books & Manuscripts) The Boston Latin School, founded in 1635, is the oldest educational institution in continuous existence in the United States.
Comprising approximately 5,000 items, this collection documents the history of the school during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Printed materials consist of works published by and for the Boston Latin School: yearbooks, invitations, programs, student publications, periodical articles, works by classical authors, Latin and Greek grammars, and materials donated by the Boston Latin School Alumni. Manuscripts and unprinted works include mostly letters and correspondence. Highlights include orders of exercises, annual prize drills, attendance records, public declamations, books and memorabilia of the Boston Latin School Association.