Entries Tagged as 'Announcements'

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

2019 Philip Hofer Prize Winners

On April 5, 2019, three Harvard students were named winners of the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art. The Hofer Prize was established by Melvin R. Seiden, A.B. ’52, L.L.B. ’55, to encourage student interest in collecting. It is awarded annually to a student or students whose collections of books or works of […]

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Houghton Library Renovation

A message from Thomas Hyry, Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library. I am pleased to announce that we will undertake a major renovation of Houghton Library with the goals of modernizing our research and teaching facilities, expanding our exhibition and display capabilities, and improving physical accessibility and visibility. Enhancements will include a new gallery space […]

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Announcing Houghton Library Visiting Fellows 2018-2019

Each year, Houghton Library awards visiting fellowships to support scholars whose research requires extensive use of the library’s collections. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 awards, including two inaugural fellowships: the Maryette Charlton Fellowship for the Performing Arts, and Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship for Research in Early Modern Black Lives, including […]

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Join Us for Houghton Library’s 75th Anniversary Symposium: Who Cares?

October 5-6, 2017 Cambridge, Massachusetts Free to register The symposium is limited to 200 participants to encourage productive and dynamic dialogue in a more intimate setting. We expect demand to exceed our supply of seats, so please register early to secure your spot. This year Houghton Library, Harvard College’s primary rare books and manuscripts library, […]

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Julian I. Edison in Memoriam

Houghton Library is saddened to learn that Julian I. Edison (AB ’51, MBA ’53) of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. With Mr. Edison’s death, both Houghton and Harvard University have lost one of their most distinguished and generous supporters. Julian was the former CEO and chairman of Edison Brothers Stores, […]