I am interested in information about a collection of classics that was published as the Harvard Classics Collection.
The Harvard Classics, published in 1910, is a 51-volume anthology of classic literary works, compiled and edited by Harvard president Charles W. Eliot.
The following links take you to good soruces of information about the series: http://www.harvard-magazine.com/on-line/110177.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics
There is a complete set in Widener, call numbers Lit 2020.10-Lit 2020.10.50
It has been referred to as the Harvard "5 foot bookshelf."