Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: March 2018

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. Anne Barry correspondence with Norman Mailer and related papers, circa 1961-2009 (MS Am 3159) – processed by Melanie Wisner Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. Window Cards, 1941-1979 (MS Thr 1752) – processed […]

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The Origins of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

Today, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, America’s oldest symphony orchestra, will perform its annual Junior Family Weekend concert in the university’s Sanders Theatre. The HRO began life in 1808 as the quirkily named Pierian Sodality, founded by six Harvard students seeking to further their shared interest in serenading and socializing. The original Pierian Sodality  appears to have […]

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: February 2018

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. Francis C. Browne Journals and Ephemera, 1840-1895 (MS Am 3156) – processed by Magdaline Lawhorn Filipino American Performing Arts Broadsides and Posters, 1979-2002 (MS Thr 1724) – processed by Magdaline […]

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 a 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 […]