Entries Tagged as 'Fellows'

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, February 17th, 2016

Houghton Library Fellowships for Harvard Undergraduates

Last summer we hosted the first three Houghton Library undergraduate fellows in their work as they wrote an opera, recorded podcasts, and filled gaps in the literature with archival research. Now, in partnership with the Harvard Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and their Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP), we are looking forward to a new cohort […]

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:

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Apply now for a Houghton Library Fellowship

The deadline is January 18th to apply for a $3000 research fellowship in one of a number of areas: • Beatrice, Benjamin, and Richard Bader Fellowship in the Visual Arts of the Theatre • W. Jackson Bate/ Douglas W. Bryant, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship Successful applicants must either be an ASECS member […]