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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

Read a Harvard Gazette article about two Library digital projects that aim to bring... Read more

November 8, 2013—Thousands of Harvard students and alumni have served and sacrificed in the military from the 1600s to the current day. The slideshow below explores veterans and Harvard, using material from the Harvard University Archives, the... Read more

October 27, 2013--Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the US and a member of Harvard's Class of 1880, was born on October 27, 1858 in New York, NY. The slideshow below (scroll down for captions) explores his early life and his time at... Read more

October 14, 2013--Before he returned to the European shore in 1493, Christopher Columbus drafted a letter capturing his "discoveries," which was sent upon landing to Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella and to Ferdinand's treasurer. The latter... Read more

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August 2013—In 1945, even before WWII ended, Harvard published “What... Read more

August 27, 2013—“It gives one chills to see [Dickinson’s] original manuscripts—to be able to picture where her eccentric and significant dashes were originally placed,” said Elisa New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature. New’s... Read more

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September 2013—John F. Kennedy, future US senator and president, entered Harvard in 1936 as a member of the Class of 1940. He earned a spot on the freshman football squad,... Read more

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