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July 22, 2014—A film by pioneering director Robert J. Flaherty—which film historians believed to have been lost—was rediscovered at Harvard's Houghton Library. The short film... Read more

Scholars who work with historical objects may think of those objects as worlds apart from emerging technology, but students in two courses — one offered through the Committee on Medieval Studies and Harvard Divinity School, the other through the... Read more

Vice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Sarah Thomas announced today that Tom Hyry will lead Houghton Library as Florence Fearrington librarian starting this September. Hyry... Read more

May 13, 2014—The Harvard Library will launch the Pforzheimer Fellows program this summer, which will bring together humanities graduate students who will have the opportunity to learn in-depth about the work of libraries today, especially about... Read more

In the April 3, 2014 issue of The New York Review of Books, Thomas Powers reviews a Houghton Library publication, A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon” by Castle McLaughlin.... Read more

Yahoo’s social networking website and micro-blogging platform Tumblr honored Houghton Library’s blog as one of its "New and Notable Blogs of 2013." Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University... 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