Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: September & October, 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Ruthanna Boris Papers, 1929-2003 (MS Thr 1850) – processed by Adrien Hilton Collection of French Booksellers’ Catalogs and Prospectuses circa 1769-1799 (MS Fr 693) – processed by Magee Lawhorn Harvard Theatre Collection Photographic Postcards of Groups and […]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Opening the Drawers of the Harvard Theatre Collection

This post, by Project Archivist Betts Coup, continues the series “Behind the Scenes at Houghton,” giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. When processing a collection, the ultimate goal is to make the materials discoverable by researchers and easily accessible by library staff. When I started […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: August 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Collection of Anderson Entertainment Bureau Printed Ephemera, circa 1900-1910 (MS Thr 1844) – processed by Melanie Wisner Boyle Family Papers, 1657-1903 (MS Eng 218) – processed by Michael Austin British Prompt Book Collection and Theatrical Manuscript […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: July 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Dyke Benjamin Collection of John Ruskin and His Circle, 1815-1916 (MS Eng 1812) – processed by Magee Lawhorn José María Castañé Collection of 20th Century War-related Manuscripts, Photographs, and Objects, circa 1898-1990 (MS Span 185) – […]

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: June 2018

In surveying our collections for born-digital materials while also committing two staff to processing backlog collections and providing access at point of accession, we are excited to announce the following 22 collections are now more fully described and discoverable online. Russell Ball Photographs, circa 1920-1930 (MS Thr 1792) – processed by Betts Coup Lucia Berlin […]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: May 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce that the following collections now have descriptive finding aids and are available for research in the library’s reading room. José María Castañé Collection of German Wartime Propaganda Flyers in Russian, 1942-1944 (MS Russ 144) – processed by Irina Klyagin Angna Enters Collection, 1929-1962, and undated (MS Thr 1784) – […]

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Langdon Warner through his Archive

In 2016, I stumbled across a surprising body of materials at Houghton Library while conducting research for my dissertation project on the establishment of East Asian art history as a discipline in the United States, circa 1900-1960. I had been aware for some time of the life and legacy of Langdon Warner (1881-1955)—the first curator […]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

More Mystery Film Stills

We received an enthusiastic response to our first post on uncaptioned film stills in our Ludlow-Santo Domingo Collection, including a very nice writeup in the Boston Globe. Thanks to all who posted comments to help us identify those mystery movies. It seemed like readers had fun with the process, so we’ve asked the cataloger of […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Calling All Movie Buffs!

UPDATE: The response to this post was so great we’ve posted 25 new unidentified movie stills–let us know if you can help! We recently cataloged a collection of several hundred film stills as part of the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library. Many identify the film or actor depicted, but to make this collection as useful as possible […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: April 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce that the following collections now have descriptive finding aids and are available for research in the library’s reading room. Richard Baldridge Manuscripts and Letters, 1927-1964 (MS Thr 125) – processed by Irina Klyagin Boris Bilinsky Costume Designs for Cinema, Theater and Ballet, 1924-1943 (MS Thr 317) – processed by […]