Entries Tagged as 'HydeEarlyModern'

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in April

Finding aids for 13 newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for three recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including toy theaters and set designs, Colonial U.S. manuscripts, and a collection of science fiction fanzines. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Andrew Eliot Letters, 1767-1776 (MS Am 882.5) Processed by Rebekah […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Venom for Luther, Spectacles for Calvin

A Poet and Scourge of Heretics Collects His Verses, Binds Them for Presentation, Tidies Up His Texts, and Touches Up the Illustrations. Houghton Library’s excellent Neo-Latin poetry collection (thank you, Roger Stoddard) received a notable and rare addition this month when Bill Stoneman, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, purchased a sammelband of more than […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Night of a Thousand Stars

Our current exhibition, “Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies,” will be having its (slightly weather-delayed) opening reception on Tuesday March 10 at 5pm. The exhibition focuses on a series of astronomical events, such as comets, meteors, and supernovas, and shows how these events were viewed by scientists, writers, soothsayers, and others. As the […]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

New on OASIS in March

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections were added to the OASIS database this month, including the letters from a Turkish prison that formed the basis of the film Midnight Express. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Documents Concerning Citizens and Town of Medway, Massachusetts, 1762-1798 (MS Am 628) Programs and Playbills from Boston-area Theaters and […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

American Paintings at Harvard

The recent publication of American Paintings at Harvard, Volume 1: Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels by Artists Born Before 1826 (Harvard Art Museums, 2014) is a monumental achievement and makes fascinating reading. Theodore Stebbins, Jr., and Melissa Renn have led a distinguished team of scholars and curators and they are all to be congratulated on the […]

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Two of One Hundred!

Houghton Library has loaned two books to an important exhibition at New York City’s Grolier Club. One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature is the sixth in a notable series of “Grolier Hundred” exhibitions.  The Grolier Club previously has organized only five such exhibitions in its 130-year history, focusing on English literature (1902), American literature (1946), science (1958), […]

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in January

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month: Processed by Irina Klyagin: Lincoln Kirstein Correspondence, 1905-1995 (MS Thr 1045) Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Correspondence, Signatures, and Other Materials from Notable Theater, Art, and Literary Personalities, 1718-1972 (MS Thr 1046) Processed by Bonnie B. Salt: James Prince […]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

New on OASIS in December

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, most notably the John Updike Papers, a major collection of some 300 linear feet, which has been under way since its acquisition in 2009. Photo © Martha Updike Processed by Jennifer Lyons and others: John Updike Papers, 1940-2009 (MS […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Demons and devils

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.   Though outnumbered by books on drugs and sexuality, the Santo Domingo Collection’s occult works are nonetheless considerable in number. Featured today are two early works on demonology, one by a French political philosopher and statesman, and the other by […]

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Creepy-crawlies and their tell-tale traces

Unsurprisingly, some of the centuries-old books now in Houghton’s library stacks have fared better over time than others.  There are many factors that impact the breakdown of codex materials, including (but not limited to) natural elements like water, heat, and either too much, or too little, humidity.  All of these deteriorate the components of the […]