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April 22, 2015—Universities are well-known as places that gather experts, all in the pursuit of generating knowledge. Along the way, they also gather historical artifacts. This Friday, April 24, the Radcliffe Institute's "... Read more

April 7, 2015—National Poetry Month has kicked off, and the Harvard Library has a variety of events and activities coming up to celebrate “the best words in the best order.”

Events include:

The George Parker Winship Lecture: "The Muse in... 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, 2015—The new term brings with it a host of exhibitions; make sure to stop by!

Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries at... Read more

January 13, 2015—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will hold two all-staff meetings in late February to update staff members on current and future library... Read more

November 25, 2014—November marked the close of Library Lab, one of the Harvard Library’s more inventive programs from recent years. Participants and supporters from across the University recently... Read more

November 18, 2014—In many volumes, the meaning of a book comes solely from the ideas conveyed by the printed text it contains, but other tomes invite more interpretation from the reader. Pages in Keith Smith’s Book 91 are punched with holes and... Read more

November 18, 2014—The Harvard Library convened scholars and experts for a series of discussions, films and panels inspired by the Blavatnik Archive exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War... Read more

November 11, 2014—“Don't throw the past away / You might need it some rainy day,” sang Peter Allen. “Everything old is new again.”

The adage has certainly proven true for libraries’ special collections. Their transformation from untapped... Read more

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