Entries Tagged as 'Acquisitions'

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

New on OASIS in October

Finding aids for two collections have been added to the OASIS database this month: Minimally Processed by: Melanie Wisner Opera Boston records, circa 2003-2013 (MS Thr 1536) Minimally Processed by: Dana Gee with assistance from Andrea Cawelti and Adrien Hilton Edward C. Vose collection of sheet music, 1870-1950 (MS Thr 1546)

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Top Secret Weapons Systems of 1792

In late 1792, most of Europe was becoming increasingly troubled by the aggressive actions of France’s revolutionary First Republic, which had declared war on Austria and Prussia in April 1792. The War of the First Coalition (1792–1797) was the first attempt by the European monarchies to defeat the French in their political ambitions. The Austrian […]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Houghton Incunable finds its Mate after Two Centuries

Not long ago, Houghton Library acquired a copy of the first half of an edition of the works of Thomas Aquinas printed in Basel by Michael Wenssler in 1485 (Inc 7508) – the first half, I say, because the collection was issued in three parts, of which the second itself consisted of two parts, and […]

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Babar Comes to Houghton Library

Houghton Library is pleased to announce two important new acquisitions associated with the iconic children’s book character Babar the elephant. The first of these, thanks to a generous gift from Laurent de Brunhoff and his wife Phyllis Rose, is the complete archive of preparatory materials for the book ABC de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

New on OASIS in May

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month:   Processed by: Michael Austin Progressive Party records, 1908-1920 (MS Am 3078)   Minimally Processed by: Adrien Hilton Christopher Durang papers, 1957-2013 (MS Thr 1379)   Processed by: Erin Mernoff with assistance from Andrea Cawelti Sheet music by performer, circa 1800-2000 […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Epithalamion for Bianca Maria Sforza

Houghton Library recently acquired a rare copy of one of the first independently printed wedding orations.  Ad Serenissimum Maximilianum inuictissimu[m] Romanoru[m] rege[m]: in auspicatissimis eius & Augustæ Blanche mariæ nuptiis: Epithalamion. [Milan, Leonardus Pachel after 8 April 1494]. (ISTC im00401800) was written by Giasone del Maino (1435-1519) and delivered in praise of the couple at […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Print, Manuscript and the Education of Women in Renaissance Italy

Houghton Library has recently acquired a copy of an important book in the history of the education of women, Annibale Guasco’s Ragionamento. Annibale Guasco (1540-1619) composed this educational treatise for his eleven-year-old daughter, Lavinia, as she entered the service of the Duchess of Savoy. Annibale recorded her humanist education at home and under his direction […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Xenophobia and the rise of Dr. Fu Manchu

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Among recently-cataloged volumes in the Santo Domingo Collection is this small gathering of works by Sax Rohmer (1883-1959), an English novelist whose signal creation is the villainous crime lord Dr. Fu Manchu. Born Arthur Henry Ward, Rohmer […]

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in December

Finding aids for two newly cataloged collections and a preliminary box list for a recent acquisition have been added to the OASIS database this month. Processed by: Christine Jacobson and Irina Klyagin Nicholas Daniloff papers (MS Am 2933) Processed by: Kristin Alexander Julia Marlowe collection of letters and photographs (MS Thr 1175) New preliminary box […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

New on OASIS in November

The finding aid for one newly cataloged collection, and preliminary box lists for two recent acquisitions, were added to the OASIS database this month. For more on Houghton’s acquisition of the Maurice Blanchot papers, see here. Processed by Irina Klyagin: Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929, recipient. Letters to Serge Diaghilev from various correspondents, 1916-1929 (MS Thr 1140) […]