February 11, 2014—Explore Valentine's Day through the Harvard Library collection:
The Valentine's Day card Julia Child and her husband Paul sent to friends in the 1950s, part of the Julia Child Papers at Schlesinger Library.
“Reading improves the mind, they say. Are you fond of reading, pray?” A pick-up line from a 19th-century parlor game at Houghton Library.read more
February 11, 2014—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, will hold two all-staff meetings on February 27 to update staff members on current and future library activities.
Space is limited, so RSVP to a session at a link below.
Thursday, February 27:
There will be an opportunity for questions, and staff members may also send questions and/or topic suggestions in advance...read more
February 11, 2014—Harvard’s libraries and staff members were recently featured in the Boston Globe, in the Harvard Crimson and on Slate.com.
January 22, Boston Globe, Adventures of a Medieval Manuscript Expert
January 28, Boston Globe, Harvard Photo Conservator Sees the Big Picture
February 2, Harvard Crimson,...read more
February 11, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Administrative Coordinator—Harvard College Library (Grade 54, Req# 31690BR)
Digital Library Software Engineer—Library Technical Services, HUIT (Grade 57, Req# 31591BR)
Library Assistant IV—Harvard College Library (Grade 51, Req# 31631BR)
Manager, Information & Technical Services—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 30955BR)
Manager of Desktop Support—Library Field Support Group, HUIT (Grade 58, Req# 3903BR)
Senior Photograph Conservator—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 31720BR)
February 11, 2014—In 1958, Erwin Griswold, dean of Harvard Law School (HLS), was invited to observe a South African treason trial of more than 100 anti-apartheid activists and leaders who had been charged with “a conspiracy to use violence” in overthrowing the government.
Among the names of defendants was Nelson Mandela.
While Mandela and all other defendants were eventually acquitted three years later, the experience led Griswold to pen an op-ed to Africa Today in late 1958.
“There are aspects about the case which are disturbing,” Griswold wrote. “Should there be such a case at all? Is it feasible to try ninety-one persons at once on a charge of treason? How far is the case in substance and effect a political trial despite protestations to the contrary?”