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May 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

With excitement, I write to announce that the reopening of the renovated Tozzer Library at 21 Divinity Avenue is scheduled for Monday, June 9.

In preparation for the reopening, Tozzer Library staff will be relocating to the new building during the week of June 2. Please note that as part of this move:

  • The last day that Tozzer Library will be open in William James Hall is Friday, May 30, 2014
  • The library will be closed Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 8 and will reopen at 21 Divinity Avenue on Monday, June 9

Please let me know if you have questions, and we look forward to welcoming you to the new Tozzer Library space.

Thank you.


Lynne M. Schmelz
Librarian for the Sciences...

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May 20, 2014

Beautiful photographs from the Schlesinger Library collection are available to purchase online. Visit the store.




File Under: Collections, Schlesinger
May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Dear colleagues,

You have sent in some great thoughts and ideas in response to our call for comments on possible library priorities and projects for 2014-15 and beyond. If you haven’t yet submitted yours, I hope you will do so!

Please ...

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May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014—Conservators and preservation specialists from across Harvard gathered to learn about the projects and challenges faced by several interns and fellows working across Harvard, in the museums and libraries.

“It was a great learning experience,” said Kelli Piotrowski, a Kress Fellow working at Weissman Preservation Center. “My background is in rare books, and I got to branch out and work with materials ranging from 14th-century manuscripts to mid-20th-century architectural drawings.”

The Harvard Library hosts up to two graduate level conservation interns each year at the Weissman Center. This year, the Library received a grant from the American Institute for Conservation to support a Kress Fellowship in post-graduate conservation work.  

Brenda Bernier, head of the Weissman Preservation Center, observed...

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May 20, 2014

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 listed two addresses usually worked in service as a maid or cook. They dealt with prejudice and poverty, frequently alone, and often earned a living without education.

These are among the findings of Dr. Ciara Breathnach, the 2013-14 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellow who spent a year looking for clues about impoverished Irish women in the US between 1860 and 1913 in medical records of the New England Hospital for Women and...

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File Under: Events, Countway (Medical)


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