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May 12, 2015—The third and final war of Cuban independence from Spain ended in 1898, but the end of the fighting only gave rise to a new kind of turbulence. From that year until the Cuban republic was proclaimed in 1902, the United States... Read more

April 10, 2015


Dear colleagues,

One of the objectives of the Harvard Library is to enable effective access to the world of knowledge and data through intuitive discovery, networks of expertise, and global collaborations. An... Read more

March 24, 2015—This spring break, Harvard patrons had a new avenue to find their latest literary love via the “Spring Fling with a Book” display at Lamont Library.

Inspired by public libraries’ “Blind Date with a Book” initiatives around... Read more

March 10, 2015—Space may be the final frontier, but its exploration has long been one of man’s pursuits, as shown in Houghton Library’s current exhibition Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies. Books and manuscripts display the... Read more

March 10, 2015—The Russian word samizdat comes from the combination of sam- or “self” with izdatel’stvo, “published house,” and roughly translates to “I publish myself.”

The word and the practices it describes both emerged in the 1950s in... Read more

February 24, 2015—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured in campus and external media publications.

December 24: A Harvard... Read more

February 10, 2014—An unpublished Yiddish translation at Harvard of Nikolai Gogol’s Revizor (The Inspector General) serves as the script for the current production of Revizor by Tel Aviv’s YidiShpil Theater, the Yiddish theater of Israel. The... Read more

January 27, 2015—Michael Hart may not be a household name, but in 1971, he made history when he hand-keyed the text of the Declaration of Independence into a computer mainframe and made it available for public download. The act was arguably the... Read more

January 20, 2015—Houghton Library has seen a 200% rise in demand for object-based teaching with its special collections since 2000, a trend that is mirrored to some degree across the University and educational institutions around the country.... Read more

January 20, 2015—This year, you can add an even more personal touch to your sweet nothings by nominating images to be used on the Harvard Library’s Valentine’s Day e-cards. We’re crowdsourcing beautiful, creative and quirky representations of... Read more