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The Frances Loeb Library at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) supports research, teaching, and learning for the GSD, Harvard, and broader international design communities. The library's strengths—20th- and 21st-century architecture, urban... Read more

Current events can transition from the nightly news to libraries and archives in shorter time than ever before, as seen by the creation of such collections as an upcoming Charlie Hebdo Archive at Widener Library, and last year’s... Read more

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February 10, 2014—An unpublished Yiddish translation at Harvard of Nikolai Gogol’s Revizor (The Inspector General) serves as the script for the current production of Revizor by Tel Aviv’s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

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