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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 3, 2014—John Keats may have believed that “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”—but, ironically, he regularly discarded and gave away drafts of his own poems. Most of his original, handwritten works were preserved by friends in the... Read more

September 11, 2014—Houghton Library celebrated the opening of a new exhibit, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” at an event on Wednesday evening. Harvard Library officials also took the opportunity to introduce Tom Hyry,... Read more

September 8, 2014—John James Audubon’s growth into an expert ornithologist and artist is evident in a Houghton Library collection of 114 drawings, one of only two such extensive... Read more

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

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