Entries Tagged as 'Digitization'

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part V

Another batch of new digitization has us nearly caught up! This week’s highlights include an illuminated medieval manuscript, early printed music, and the biography of a 19th century tattooed sideshow performer.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part IV

Highlights in this installment of newly digitized works include a manuscript J.E. Bach sonata, the original drawings for woodcuts in a 1550 book, a 1785 treatise on ballooning, and a detailed 16th century map of Constantinople.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part III

More newly digitized complete works and substantial collections. Highlights this week include a 1485 hunting manuscript with beautiful miniatures, compositions by Pauline Viardot-García, and biographies of sideshow performers.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Emily Dickinson’s Music Book (EDR 469)

In her formative years, the American poet Emily Dickinson’s interests centered on the study of voice and especially piano, for which she displayed considerable accomplishment and ambition. Her correspondence supplies the background for these activities while the contents of her music book provides a revealing perspective on just how assiduously and enthusiastically she collected, listened […]

Friday, August 30th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part II

This week’s roundup includes an unfinished manuscript by Alexandre Dumas, a 1609 Shakespeare quarto, and the uncut 7-volume manuscript of an early-20th century utopian novel.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part I

It’s been a while since we updated you on the new digitization activity that is constantly going on here at Houghton, so here is a sampling of some of the items we’ve recently digitized in their entirety. This batch includes papers from the Dreyfus Affair, a Tchaikovsky score, and letters from the journalist and radical […]

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Reading Ira Aldridge

Readers of The New Yorker may have noticed the recent article by Alex Ross on the great 19th century African-American actor and expatriate Ira Aldridge and his daughter Luranah. An abundance of related material (printed books, ephemera, manuscripts – even an entire extra-illustrated album devoted to Aldridge and formerly owned by Augustin Daly) can be […]

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Here at Houghton we are constantly digitizing new material. We’ll continue to post about larger items and collections and collections here on the Houghton Blog under the digitzation tag. But there are also so many interesting and beautiful single images that we wanted to find a home for as well, so we’ve created a new […]

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A Very Historic Moment in Caribbean Studies: Boisrond-Tonnerre’s Mémoires (1804) online

[Thanks to Jean Jonassaint, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Syracuse University, for contributing this guest post about a recently digitized Houghton item.] Although originally published in 1804 in Dessalines (then capital of Hayti), it is with their second edition by Saint-Remy (Paris, 1851), that Boisrond-Tonnerre’s Mémoires were passed on to posterity. Until […]

Friday, March 29th, 2013

What’s New: Edward Lear Online

Houghton Library holds the largest collection anywhere of original works by the English author and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). For the past two years the library has been engaged in a project to digitize all this material. The first phase of the endeavor included Lear’s natural history drawings, which were also the subject of an […]