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Announcing the 2017 Pforzheimer Fellows

This year, Harvard Library awarded Pforzheimer Fellowships to five graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The fellowships were established in 2014 to honor Carl H. Pforzheimer III for his generous contributions to Harvard Library. FAS professors Ann Blair and Jonathan Bolton served as this year’s faculty committee and the students they selected will spend two months working and researching at libraries across campus.

Hannah Weaver, one of this year’s Fellows, applied to the program to work with illuminated manuscripts as part of the ongoing Beyond Words project. “As a scholar whose work deals with manuscript studies, I'll greatly benefit from the chance to dig into the data accumulated by this historic exhibition and make more of it available to the public through the online catalogue,” she said.

The other fellows and their respective projects are as follows: Samantha Payne will be working at the Baker Library Special Collections on “The ‘Business’ Of Slavery,” Veronica Kusumaryati will be working at the GSD’s Frances Loeb Library on “Aerial Photo Digitization,” Eleanor Goerss will be working at the Harvard Law School Library Historical and Special Collections on “English Manor Rolls,” and Bradley Bolman will be working at the Harvard University Archives on “Samuel Eliot Morison Personal Archives.”

Harvard Library congratulates these students and looks forward to what they will discover during their two-month fellowships this summer. Those interested in applying to be a Pforzheimer Fellow next summer may visit

By Robert Kim, Class of 2017.

Published on May 24, 2017.