July 15, 2014—A single photograph may capture a moment; a collection can provide a window to the past.
Earlier this year, photograph conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia visited Harvard and shared some... Read more
Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of... Read more
May 20, 2014—A March 17 or December 24 birthday often meant that the woman did not know her real birthday or perhaps even her age. She perhaps adopted a date significant to Irish Catholicism as a memory aid and as a link to home. A patient who... Read more
May 6, 2014—Electronic images can be poor substitutes for images in print—one reason why art and architecture scholars continue to rely heavily on print publications despite a shift to digital.
Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art and... Read more
May 6, 2014—During Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3), the Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care unit welcomed over 75 visitors to learn more about methods, tools and materials.
Presses, cutters, solvents, brushes,... Read more
March 4, 2014—Gesturing at a map, crudely drawn with colorful markers, anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster was particularly captivated by a bright, yellow sun in the corner.
That sun prompted the... Read more
March 4, 2014—It’s a full week across the Harvard Library! Check out the exhibitions, presentations, discussions and film screenings scheduled this week.
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I am looking forward to sharing some updates with you at our all-staff meetings scheduled for 10am and 3pm on Thursday. Both will be held in Langdell Hall, and since seating is limited, you can sign up... Read more