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Priscilla Anderson and Lauren Telepak presented "Ready for Reaction: Harvard’s Library Collections Emergency Team” at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works annual meeting. Priscilla was also appointed chair of the... Read more

Brenda Bernier was recently appointed head of Collections Care in Preservation Services. In addition to consultation and training, Collections Care provides quality treatments, protective enclosures, and commercial library binding for actively... Read more

Harvard Library is pleased to announce the release of a significant set of upgrades to the Class Request Tool (CRT), an open-source application with broad utility to archives and special collections with active teaching programs. Over the past... Read more

The 2016 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art has been awarded to two Harvard graduate students during a ceremony preceding the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture.

First-place winner Helen Yang graduated from Harvard College in 2012... Read more

At the first film festival sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, Harvard Library took first place for Best Collections... Read more

“Tremendous resource for academics, scholars, and all enthusiastic historical researchers. Just wonderful!”

“Thanks for keeping, preserving, and facilitating all these treasures for all of us researchers.”

“Fascinating to see... Read more

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at... Read more

Photo courtesy of Matthew Wittmann

Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library Thomas Hyry announced today that Matthew Wittmann has been named curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection. In this role, Wittmann will assume... 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 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