Entries Tagged as 'Fellows'

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The one-pull press and printing on half sheets

One of the first things fledging historical bibliographers are taught is to identify formats: take a sheet of paper and fold it once to give folio format, fold again to make a quarto gathering, and once again for an octavo. Then they need to know about chain lines, wire lines and where to find watermarks […]

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Houghton 2016-2017 Fellows Announced

Each year, Houghton Library awards grants to defray the costs of travel and lodging for scholars using our collections. We are pleased to announce the following 21 fellowship awards for the 2016-2017 cycle.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Houghton Offers Fellowship for Visiting Librarian/Archivist

This year we are pleased to be one of the sites selected to participate in Harvard’s Administrative Fellowship Program. Now in its 26th year, the program “seeks to attract talented professionals, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education.” This full-time position, which includes salary and […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

“It was a glorious flowering”

When I arrived at the Houghton Library, it was to do research for a project I am pursuing on Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, and World War II. While naturally the main site of interest for any researcher studying the career of Eleanor Roosevelt is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Within the Cover of a Manuscript

One joy of working with pre-modern manuscripts comes from the process of discovery. These can be great—as the finding of a lost work—and small—an amusing marginal note left by a medieval reader. My discovery came on the first day of the four weeks I spent at the Houghton Library last summer in an unsuspecting manuscript. […]

Friday, July 17th, 2015

REEL WRITING podcast series

Reel Writing: Poems and prose off and on the tape reel, brought to you by Houghton Library and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University, is a podcast series by Virginia Rose Marshall. Virginia is a recent graduate of Harvard University and one of the 2015 recipients of the Houghton Library Undergraduate Fellowship. Three episodes […]

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

David Garrick’s “Inscription for Wolf[e]”

Inscription for Wolf   [first four lines struck out: What Epitaph, or Monumental Pile, Sacred to Gratitude, and Martial Fame, Worthy of Wolf, & worthy of this Isle, Shall tell his Actions, & record his name? ]   The Nation’s Glory is [struck out: the Wolf’s his] My Monument, The Adamantine Pillars, Publick Good, The […]

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Two Recently Identified Sketches by Edwin Austin Abbey

American painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey offered the following counsel to aspiring young artists: You should be sketching always… Draw the dishes on the table while you are waiting for breakfast. Draw the people in the station while you are waiting for your train… It is all part of your world. You are going […]

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships

Each year Houghton Library awards a number of short-term visiting fellowships in support of scholarly use of our collections. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Houghton Visiting Fellowship Recipients, 2013-14

Each year, Houghton awards visiting fellowships to support scholars whose research requires the use of Houghton collections. We are pleased to announce the awarding of 26 fellowships for the 2013-14 fiscal year: