The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest and largest in the world, with more than 500,000 cartographic items. Every year, students in Professor Stephen Prina’s “Lay of the Land” Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) course take full... Read more
December 3, 2013—In 2008, approximately 200 densely packed boxes arrived at Harvard from Germany—the contents of which had been crammed into Lothar and Eva Just’s apartment in Munich. After almost five years, staff from across many Harvard... Read more
November 21, 2013—The first printing press in what would become the United States of America set sail for Boston Harbor in 1638 with the Rev. Joseph Glover and his family on board. Joseph died on the journey; his widow Elizabeth and Stephen Day (... Read more
The Woodberry Poetry Room in Lamont Library holds one-of-a-kind recordings of some of the 20th century’s most important poets — Auden, Eliot and Frost, to name a few — reading their work. Those voices will soon reach a wider audience thanks to... Read more
Read a Harvard Gazette article about a new initiative to preserve rare recordings in the Woodberry Poetry Room.
November 18, 2013--In celebration of American Education Week, November 18-22, this slideshow (scroll down for captions) explores a chief educational tool for teaching of literacy: the reading textbook, often known as a reader. Readers are usually... Read more