Entries Tagged as 'P&GA'

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) – […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Soldier-Poets of World War I

Announcing the Summer Spotlight Series     I am a recent graduate of Harvard College, and I began working as a library assistant at Houghton in May.  Mostly, that means I hunt down books for patrons and return them to the shelf when they’re done.  An indelible part of my subterranean stack-roaming has been a whole […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Aspects of Edward Lear (Part IV)

‘Never was there a luckier piece of work!’, remarked Philip Hofer when recalling W. B. O. Field’s gift of over 3,500 of Lear’s pictures to Houghton in 1942. In recent years a comprehensive online finding aid has been created, which includes high-resolution images of the drawings and detailed transcriptions of the annotations Lear made on […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Aspects of Edward Lear (Part III)

‘Verily, I am an odd bird’, Lear once confessed. He was also a superb illustrator of odd birds, as his Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots attests. Working from live models in the gardens of the newly established Zoological Society in London the 18-year-old Lear produced his book without any formal training, independent […]

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 […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Aspects of Edward Lear (Part II)

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word backstories enters the language in 1982. But it would seem that Edward Lear invented the word over a century earlier (it appeared in his diary entry for 19 March 1876). The diaries themselves—a mixture of confession, bewilderment, recollection, and fantasy—contain a range of backstories that take us […]

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) – […]

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Aspects of Edward Lear (Part I)

Houghton Library at Harvard has an incomparable set of materials relating to Edward Lear—the largest, most diverse collection in the world: his natural history illustrations, thousands of landscape paintings, travel journals, diaries, letters, nonsense books and manuscripts, and personal documents including musical scores. This is the first of four blogs by Matthew Bevis, Professor of English Literature […]

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 […]