House Rules of the Harvard Club


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The Club House shall be open at 7:30 o'clock a.m., and shall be closed at 1 o'clock a.m., except on evenings when meetings of the Club shall be held. Members shall no be admitted to the Club House after 1 o'clock a.m. Members remaining in the general rooms after 1 o'clock a.m., except on Club nights, shall pay a charge each of one dollar per hour.


The Card Room shall be closed from 12 o'clock on Saturday nights until 8 o'clock on Monday mornings.


The tariff and regulations for the use of the Billiard and Card Rooms shall be under the control of the House Committee.


Private dinners may be served in the Club to members and their guests, under the control and at the discretion of the House Committee.

A private dinner given at the Club must be paid for upon presentation of the bill, which will be mailed upon the day following the dinner.


The Committee on Literature shall have charge of the Reading Room and Library, and shall make the proper regulations for the general convenience of members.


The Committee on Art shall have general supervision over all matters of an artistic nature and shall cooperate with the House Committee and the Committee on Literature.


No newspapers, magazines, books or other articles, the property of the Club, shall be removed from the Club House.


Newspapers, magazines and books belonging to the Club shall not be cut, marked or otherwise injured.


No member or visitor shall give, under any pretense whatsoever, money or any gratuity to any person employed in the Club.


Members shall not send the servants out of the Club House.


Members introducing guests shall be responsible for them and for any indebtedness which such guests may incur.


All requests and complaints shall be made in writing, signed, addressed to the House Committee and deposited in the locked box provided for that purpose.


Dogs shall not be allowed in the Club House.


Applications for bedrooms in the Club House will be placed on file for the dates applied for in the order in which they are received, and rooms in the Club House will be assigned to the members so applying in the same order. If cancellation of a reservation is not received before three o'clock p.m., on the date applied for, the account of a member to whom a room has been assigned will be charged with the expense of the room for the ensuing night, unless the room is occupied by another member.


No child under the age of fifteen shall be allowed in the Club House, except in the visitors' room, without the consent of the House Committee.                           


Website: The History
Article Name: House Rules of the Harvard Club
Researcher/Preparer/Transcriber Miriam Medina


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Harvard Club of New York City : constitution, by-laws, rules and list of officers and members. New York: The Club, 1927.
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