Entries Tagged as 'P&GA'

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

In Memory of Eleanor Garvey

Houghton Library has published Eleanor M. Garvey: Friends, Family, and Colleagues Remember Her, a booklet reprinting the texts of recollections read at a memorial service for Ms. Garvey earlier this year. Ms. Garvey, retired Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts at Houghton Library, passed away on February 11, 2013. Anyone who would like […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part VI

With this post we’ve now caught up on Houghton’s digitization for the 2012-2013 fiscal year; look for future updates coming soon, and remember that you can click on the Digitization tag for all our blog posts on the subject. Highlights in this post include an expose of the 19th century impostor known as Princess Caraboo, […]

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part V

Another batch of new digitization has us nearly caught up! This week’s highlights include an illuminated medieval manuscript, early printed music, and the biography of a 19th century tattooed sideshow performer.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part IV

Highlights in this installment of newly digitized works include a manuscript J.E. Bach sonata, the original drawings for woodcuts in a 1550 book, a 1785 treatise on ballooning, and a detailed 16th century map of Constantinople.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part III

More newly digitized complete works and substantial collections. Highlights this week include a 1485 hunting manuscript with beautiful miniatures, compositions by Pauline Viardot-García, and biographies of sideshow performers.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part I

It’s been a while since we updated you on the new digitization activity that is constantly going on here at Houghton, so here is a sampling of some of the items we’ve recently digitized in their entirety. This batch includes papers from the Dreyfus Affair, a Tchaikovsky score, and letters from the journalist and radical […]

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

What’s New: Acquisitions from the Collection of Charlotte and Arthur Vershbow

In the second half of the twentieth century Charlotte and Arthur Vershbow of Boston formed a notable private rare book collection. They were close friends of Philip Hofer, founding curator of Houghton Library’s Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, and their collecting was deeply influenced by Hofer’s collection and attitude toward collecting. After the deaths […]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

What’s New: A Collection of Bookbindings

For over 20 years, the bookseller David Block and his wife Shiu-min Block assembled a personal collection of bookbindings produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Their choice was guided by the condition of the books and the range of bindings they wished to include in their collection. In 2008, the David and Shiu-min Block […]

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

New on OASIS in June

Finding aids for six newly cataloged collections have added to the OASIS database this month, among them a number of Edward Lear collections, including the illustrations for his beloved “Nonsense” books.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

For Philip Hofer, because he loves Maine

The present book is a copy of the fifth edition of Country By-Ways (Typ 870.87.4665) a collection of stories about life and nature in Maine, written by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). Its green and brown cloth cover, for the dominant colors of Maine in Jewett’s sketches, was designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, a close friend […]