Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

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) – […]

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 30th, 2017

A Long Whip with a Snapper

As a cataloger at Houghton, I am frequently tasked with correcting minor errors or otherwise improving particular catalog records in response to suggestions from readers or fellow staff. Edits as simple as fixing a typo nonetheless have an immediate and positive effect, and so I always take satisfaction in these easy victories. As an added […]

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 […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017

What Do Those Archivists Do? An Inside Look at Creating Titles

This post is part of a new series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton” giving an glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Adrien Hilton, Head, Manuscript Section, for contributing this post. I started as the Head of the Manuscript Section at Houghton Library in February 2016. […]

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: July

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. Alan Ansen Papers, circa 1938-2006 (MS Am 3104) – processed by Adrien Hilton Duke Atteberry Joke Collection, 1920-1960 (MS Thr 1627) – processed by Melanie Wisner Emerson Family Photographs and […]

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Collections Now Available for Research: June 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. American Repertory Theatre Records, 1979-2012 (MS Thr 1605) – processed by Adrien Hilton, Jennifer Lyons, and Dale Stinchcomb Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Costume Designs for Theater, Musical Comedy, Pantomime […]

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

New on OASIS in April

Three finding aids for newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month: Processed by: Michael Austin José María Castañé Collection of Autographed Portraits of Political Leaders, circa 1906-2005 (MS Span 180) Processed by: Irina Klyagin José María Castañé Collection of Political Broadsides from Revolutionary Russia, 1917-1920 (MS Russ 135) Processed by: […]

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The [n.d.]s of March, or, Recataloging Julius Caesar

A few weeks ago I was in the stacks on some bibliographical errand relating to modern acting editions of Julius Caesar, when I took a moment to appreciate that nearby on the shelf were several seventeenth-century quarto editions of the play. One was dated 1684, another 1691, and between them, intriguingly, were four undated editions. […]