Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Psychic TV

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. On Easter Sunday in 1984, English experimental video art and music group Psychic TV conducted a performance at the Massachusetts College of Art. Physic TV members Genesis P-Orridge and John Gosling were interviewed after this performance, […]

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Drug Demon

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Published in 1940, Narcotics: Destroyer of Mind and Body or The Drug Demon warns Americans about the dangers of drug addiction “found not only in the large cities…but also in towns, villages and isolated spots.” The […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016

William King Richardson, Part I: Diplomas and Certificates

William King Richardson (1859–1951) was a member of the Harvard College Class of 1880. Just two years later he earned a double first at Balliol College, Oxford University (purportedly the first American to obtain this distinction at Oxford). His library was begun at the Lord Amherst of Hackney sale in 1908. For more than forty […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Is that a dewberry?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Going for a hike in France?  Be sure to bring your favorite pocket atlas!   Atlas de poche des plantes des champs, des prairies et des bois : a l’usage des promeneurs et des excursionistes was probably […]

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

School-to-Work program helps with Charles S. Peirce project at Houghton.

A Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School student helped re-house the Peirce papers. For the fourth consecutive year, we have had the opportunity to hire a paid intern from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School (CRLS) to learn about our work by helping end-process our collections. Through the School-to-Work program, (STW), the Harvard Union […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

New on OASIS in May

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month:   Processed by: Michael Austin Progressive Party records, 1908-1920 (MS Am 3078)   Minimally Processed by: Adrien Hilton Christopher Durang papers, 1957-2013 (MS Thr 1379)   Processed by: Erin Mernoff with assistance from Andrea Cawelti Sheet music by performer, circa 1800-2000 […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Champion of counterculture

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Actuel may just be the magazine equivalent of a cat with nine lives. This French publication has seen some three iterations, beginning as a jazz and alternative music review in 1967. Taken over by Jean-François Bizot […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Flying carpet

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Richard Halliburton was an American adventurer, journalist, and travel writer who may be best remembered as swimming the length of the Panama canal and only paying 36 cents for his toll.  He apparently caught the travel bug while in […]

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Free love, free land

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Free love and communal living dominated the Counterculture Movement throughout the United States, nowhere as widespread as in San Francisco, California. Young people fled to the Haight-Ashbury district in the late 1960s and early 1970s, seeking […]

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

How to Kiss Right

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This collection includes a lot of erotica, particularly from the 19th-century, but it also includes a lot of sex humor books including this one titled How to do sex properly by Bruce Aiken, Bridgid Herridge and Colin Rowe. […]