Entries Tagged as 'ReadingRoom'

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Houghton Incunable finds its Mate after Two Centuries

Not long ago, Houghton Library acquired a copy of the first half of an edition of the works of Thomas Aquinas printed in Basel by Michael Wenssler in 1485 (Inc 7508) – the first half, I say, because the collection was issued in three parts, of which the second itself consisted of two parts, and […]

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

A pair of impostors

[Thanks to Renzo Baldasso, Oliver Duntze, and John Lancaster for contributing this collaborative post about a discovery made at Houghton, with additional assistance from Daniel De Simone, Eric White, and Robert Betteridge.] A recent discovery of facsimile leaves, printed on vellum in the 1560s to supply a lack in an incunable, nicely illustrates the benefits […]

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 […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Our Two-Year Aeoniversary

It’s the two-year anniversary of the online Special Collections Request Account system (Aeon) at Harvard! Aeon is being used many in Harvard special collections including those at the Fine Arts Library, Loeb Music Library, and Harvard-Yenching. Here at Houghton Library, the largest Aeon user at Harvard, we moved completely into the world of electronic requests […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

New Special Collections Request Accounts

Today, Houghton Library introduces a new special collections request system that allows patrons to register and place requests for materials online. This system replaces paper registration and paper forms to request materials to use in the library, and because it will eventually be HCL-wide, will eliminate the need for patrons to register separately at each […]