ad U.S. Heraldic Registry � Registrations/Harvard Divinity School?




The Divinity School, Harvard University

Registration number 20060927P

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The Divinity School, Harvard University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a chevron Azure between three holly sprigs proper three martlets Argent, on a chief Gules three open books Argent, edges, covers, and clasps Or, on the books the letters VE RI TAS Sable.


Joo-Hee Chung, "What are the meanings of the house and graduate school shields?", Harvard Crimson 11/01/2001

Design rationale

The Divinity School’s shield is based on the arms of Thomas Hollis. The three sprigs of holly are presumed to refer to his last name.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, D, H

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