Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: December 2017

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. Claudia Goreva and Ivan Kireef Photographs and Other Papers, circa 1902-1993 (MS Thr 1693) – processed by Magdaline Lawhorn Hubert François Gravelot Drawings, 1738-1764 (MS Typ 404-MS Typ 404.2) – […]

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

On “On Pornography”

Here at Harvard we recently concluded Sex Week, an annual week of events focused on issues of sex, sexual health, sexuality, gender, gender identity, relationships, and more. In my capacity as 75th Anniversary Fellow here at Houghton, I brought a Sex Week focus into my work with Houghton and examined the collection for materials related […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: November 2017

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. Eily Beadell Papers circa 1896-1971 (MS Thr 1683) – processed by Melanie Wisner José María Castañé Collection of War-related Photograph Albums, circa 1920-1950 (MS Span 183) – processed by Michael […]

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: October 2017

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. Harvard Theatre Collection of Playbills and Programs Concerning Male “Stars” (TCS 71) – processed by Elizabeth Amos Irene Mikus Photographs and Ephemera, circa 1910-1943 (MS Thr 1690) – processed by […]

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: August 2017

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.  Vera Allen papers, circa 1942-1986 (MS Thr 1670) – processed by Melanie Wisner Harvard Theatre Collection of New York Yiddish Theater Playbills, circa 1880s-1890s (MS Thr 1655)  – processed by […]

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

In Memoriam: John Ashbery

John Ashbery is gone. A pivotal figure in 20th– and 21st-century literature, few poets have been as honored as he: recipient of the Bollingen Prize, the National Humanities Medal, a MacArthur “genius” grant, and numerous other awards. His 1975 collection, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, won the American book world’s triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Proto-Maus

This post is part of an ongoing series complementing the upcoming exhibition Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library on display in the Edison and Newman Room from September 5 – December 16, 2017. Art Spiegelman is best known for Maus, his graphic novel based on interviews with his father, a […]

Monday, July 31st, 2017

All power to the people! Black Panther Party

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select, on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. In September of 1966, Hunters Point, a predominately black neighborhood in San Francisco, erupted after the murder of sixteen-year-old Matthew Johnson by […]

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Hemingway’s Writing Makes a Different Sort of Mark

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select, on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. I’ve consistently been fascinated by traces left behind by producers, owners, and readers of books in the Houghton Library collections. Most famously […]

Monday, July 10th, 2017

From Fan Mail to Farsi: How Fan Support Made A Book Relevant

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the exhibition Open House 75: Houghton Staff Select on display in the Edison and Newman Room from May 8 – August 19, 2017. Fan mail is not usually considered worthy of exhibition. In the Gore Vidal Papers, the letters of celebrities live amongst those of literary […]