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The search for something beyond the limits of ordinary experience—for transcendence—has preoccupied humanity for millennia. Religion, the occult, music, drugs: various paths have been taken in the hope of achieving it. In... Read more

On Friday, November 4, 2016, around 566 family members of students in the Class of 2020 connected with Harvard Library as part of Freshman Family Weekend, meeting library staff and exploring library resources at Lamont Library, Harvard University... Read more

Harvard Library has acquired pianist and composer Randy Weston's personal archive of musical scores, recordings, correspondence, posters, and other materials that offer a rare glimpse into the world of an artist, an ambassador, and a businessman... Read more

Brenda Bernier was recently appointed head of Collections Care in Preservation Services. In addition to consultation and training, Collections Care provides quality treatments, protective enclosures, and commercial library binding for actively... Read more

The 2016 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art has been awarded to two Harvard graduate students during a ceremony preceding the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture.

First-place winner Helen Yang graduated from Harvard College in 2012... Read more

At the first film festival sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, Harvard Library took first place for Best Collections... Read more

Who they are:  Library Collections Emergency Team

Priscilla Anderson, co-chair, senior preservation librarianLauren Telepak, co-chair, collections conservatorCatherine Badot-Costello, book conservator for special collectionsKatherine Beaty,... Read more

The Harvard Map Collection has had many homes since its founding almost 200 years ago. The Map Room has previously been housed in Widener and Lamont before relocating to Pusey, where it has remained since the building opened in 1976. Even with... Read more

Marc McGee, part of the metadata creation unit of the Information and Technical Services department, has received the 2015 Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service.

“Marc contributes wherever he is asked, and gives his full attention... Read more

Press coverage from local and international outlets highlighted Harvard's Colonial North American Project exhibition and digital archive, and the efforts of library staff to... Read more

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