Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

New Pages to Turn: Recent Additions to Houghton’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection

By Gregory Wynn In his recently published memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert Caro recounts that an early career admonishment from an editor to “turn every page” while investigating a story was one of the best pieces of advice he had ever been given (Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, 2019, p. 11). This call to thoroughness and […]

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The Castañé Collection Series: “Two: Officer’s Photo Album”

By Michael Austin, Manuscript Cataloger, Houghton Library In my first post on Houghton Library’s holdings from the Castañé collection of documents and objects relating to European conflicts of the 20th century, I focused on two particularly poignant items: a ration card issued to a young Polish girl early in the Second World War and an […]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Collections Now Available for Research: December, 2018 and January, 2019

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Carl Chiarenza papers (MS Am 3177) – processed by Adrien Hilton Nabokov family papers (MS Russ 140) – processed by Magee Lawhorn and Irina Klyagin Harvard Theatre Collection dance scene photographs (TCS 36) – processed by […]

Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Castañé Collection Series: “One: ‘Miscellaneous Items’”

By Michael Austin, Manuscript Cataloger, Houghton Library The Castañé collection, donated to Houghton Library in 2015 by Spanish businessman and collector José María Castañé, comprises over 10,000 items documenting the major conflicts of the 20th century involving European powers. Papers, photographs, and realia from the Second World War are most strongly represented, followed by material […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Surprises and Suddenness in Edward Lear

By Noreen Masud, 2018–2019 Houghton Library Visiting Fellow/Eleanor M. Garvey Fellow in Printing and Graphic Arts, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Durham University. She works on topics including aphorisms, culinary leftovers, flatness, and hymns in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. Owls and Pussycats going to sea, Old Men with beards full of birds, Pobbles […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: November

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Moll Flanders Memorial Collection of Trade Cards of Enterprising London Businesswomen, circa 1980-2018 (MS Eng 1801) – processed by Melanie Wisner Collection of Marbled Papers, circa 1945-2005 (52L-1152) – processed by Melanie Wisner Hermann Hagedorn Papers, […]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: September & October, 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Ruthanna Boris Papers, 1929-2003 (MS Thr 1850) – processed by Adrien Hilton Collection of French Booksellers’ Catalogs and Prospectuses circa 1769-1799 (MS Fr 693) – processed by Magee Lawhorn Harvard Theatre Collection Photographic Postcards of Groups and […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: August 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Collection of Anderson Entertainment Bureau Printed Ephemera, circa 1900-1910 (MS Thr 1844) – processed by Melanie Wisner Boyle Family Papers, 1657-1903 (MS Eng 218) – processed by Michael Austin British Prompt Book Collection and Theatrical Manuscript […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: July 2018

Houghton Library is pleased to announce the following collections are now described online and accessible in the reading room. Dyke Benjamin Collection of John Ruskin and His Circle, 1815-1916 (MS Eng 1812) – processed by Magee Lawhorn José María Castañé Collection of 20th Century War-related Manuscripts, Photographs, and Objects, circa 1898-1990 (MS Span 185) – […]

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Collections Now Available for Research: June 2018

In surveying our collections for born-digital materials while also committing two staff to processing backlog collections and providing access at point of accession, we are excited to announce the following 22 collections are now more fully described and discoverable online. Russell Ball Photographs, circa 1920-1930 (MS Thr 1792) – processed by Betts Coup Lucia Berlin […]