Toy Theatre

pfMS Thr 969 (3) Germany, late 19th-century Reassembled briefly prior to permanent storage by Patrick McAndrews, Graduate Student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Advanced Studies Program. Music provided by Clip Art audio. Enjoy the show. Submitted by Vicki Denby, Curatorial Assistant.          

Where’s Waldo?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) and Daniel Chester French, (1850-1931) Ralph Waldo Emerson sits silently as a dark bronze statue, watching young Harvard scholars travel in and out of their classrooms. He sits majestically as a marble sculpture, overseeing readers at the Concord Free Public Library. He sits coyly as a forest sprite, in a corner Read More

Virtually Dickinson

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Emily Dickinson Archive,, an open-access site that brings together nearly all of Emily Dickinson’s extant poetry manuscripts. A collaborative effort across many institutions, the resource provides readers with images of manuscripts held in multiple libraries and archives, and also offers an array of transcriptions Read More

Pot o’ Pudding

This image comes from a collection of souvenir programs from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.  The Hasty Pudding Club was formed in 1795 when twenty-one Harvard students crowded into a dorm room to celebrate the establishment of a new on-campus society.  Along with their goals of cultivating friendship and patriotism a special mandate was made that Read More