Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

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. […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017

New on OASIS in March

Below are the finding aids for twelve new or newly cataloged collections in the OASIS database. Processed by: Michael Austin José María Castañé collection of 20th-century conflict papers. Autographed portraits of military leaders, circa 1937-1968 (MS Span 177) Processed by: Adrien Hilton Carl Peirce papers, 1883-1907 (MS Thr 1580) Collection of correspondence and ephemera of […]

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

An Actress Prepares

A promptbook I’ve been working on recently, The Amber Heart, by Alfred Calmour (1857?-1912), is bound in tan leather wrappers with its title stamped in gold on cover and spine. Inside, the covers are decorated with gorgeous red-violet marbled endpapers edged with intricate gold stamping. The book resides in a quarter tan calf and cloth […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Climbing that career ladder

Ah, patronage.  That special arrangement, in which a composer or author contacts someone in High Places, and asks them to lend their name (and/or their money) to a publication. No less a luminary then Blackadder has struggled with its complexities. Scholars today are particularly interested in those little dedications often found at the head of […]

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Washington the Great, Chief of the Columbians

Alfred the Great drove the invading Danes out of England and coins from his reign dub him “King of the English” in tribute to this victory. In the centuries following his death, he gained a reputation as the monarch who did much to create not only the new nation of England, but also the mythology […]