Entries Tagged as 'Acquisitions'

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) […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Classical Tradition V

A group of four pen, ink and wash drawings by the English artist William Henry Brooke (1772-1860) was recently acquired from the English antiquarian bookseller, Christopher Edwards. Brooke is primarily known as a portrait painter, book illustrator and satirical draftsman. He was recording the results of an archaeological dig at Brome Hall, Eye, Suffolk, the […]

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Maurice Blanchot papers acquired by Harvard

Houghton Library has acquired the archive of French writer, literary theorist, and philosopher Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) from his daughter, Cidalia Blanchot. Christie McDonald, Smith Professor of French Language and Literature at Harvard University, said, “I am thrilled by Houghton’s acquisition of this important archive.  Scholars will have unprecedented access to material that will give us […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in September

Finding aids for 16 newly cataloged collections were added to the OASIS database this month. This marks the last time this list will be compiled by Senior Manuscript Cataloger Bonnie B. Salt, who created more than 580 of these finding aids in the course of her distinguished career at Houghton. We are sorry to see […]

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Early Home Entertainment: Engelbrecht’s Miniature Theatres

The Harvard Theatre Collection has recently acquired three works by Martin Engelbrecht, an eighteenth-century engraver and printer. He is perhaps best known for the series of intricate, hand-colored prints he created, designed to form theatrical scenes when viewed in peepshows. A form of entertainment very popular in Europe by the mid-18th century, peepshows could be […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015

“Shine on my love in all her ways”

This intriguing piece of vernacular art, recently acquired by Houghton, tells a tale of heartsick woe from late 18th century New England. We know little about the author beyond his initials, E.W., and that he apparently created this piece after the object of his affections turned down his proposal of marriage. This item, known as […]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Ginsberg for sale

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. The Beats continue their expansion onto Houghton’s shelves by means of Santo Domingo Collection accessioning; Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) is the most recent author to attain fuller representation in our catalog. Ginsberg books in the collection range from the slightest volume […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Morbid beauty

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Of the many altered states of consciousness chronicled in the Santo Domingo Collection, death may be merely the most permanent; as a subject often circumnavigated out of discomfort, fear, superstition, or propriety, it takes its place alongside sexuality and drug […]