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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Houghton Library Fellowships for Harvard Undergraduates

Last summer we hosted the first three Houghton Library undergraduate fellows in their work as they wrote an opera, recorded podcasts, and filled gaps in the literature with archival research. Now, in partnership with the Harvard Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and their Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP), we are looking forward to a new cohort […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

A Collection of Skulls

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Ludovic Burel’s book Page_Sucker_Numero_Un_Skull.JPG is a collection of pictures of skulls.  From humorous pictures like skulls on socks and action figures to scientific photographs, this book shows every kind of skull imaginable.  Although there is no text written […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

A Theory of Communication

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Counterblast by Marshall McLuhan is a unique book with insights into human interaction with new technologies and media.  A Canadian communication theory philosopher, McLuhan investigates the way new media has changed the world, with an interesting focus on […]

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Mustachioed villan?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Or perhaps a giant winged insect?  As always the truth lies in the interpretation of the viewer.  Bruce Connor was a renowned American artist who worked in a variety of media including film, collage, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, […]

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Nostalgia for the 20th Century

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. At the end of every year, while preparing for the new one, people are often struck with nostalgia.  This feeling, not just for the past year, but of past eras, is evoked in David Seidman’s book All Gone: […]

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Myths of London

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Although at first glance London Walkabout by Andrew Collins looks like a typical pamphlet for a tourist it actually is much more unusual.  Subtitled “Your guide to discovering the myths and legends of ten mystical sties in and […]