November 18, 2013--In celebration of American Education Week, November 18-22, this slideshow (scroll down for captions) explores a chief educational tool for teaching of literacy: the reading textbook, often known as a reader. Readers are usually compilations of fiction and/or nonfiction, and have been authored and printed in the US for centuries. This slideshow gives a glimpse to ongoing development of readers, their authors and reading education from the late 18th to the first decades of the early 20th century.
The materials selected for this slideshow were digitized and are part of the Harvard Library digital collection Reading: Harvard Views of Readers,...read more
Read a Harvard Gazette article about a new initiative to preserve rare recordings in the Woodberry Poetry Room.
With our first snowfall yesterday, it is a fitting time to think about the Harvard Library Holiday celebration. We are looking into an afternoon in mid-December for the festivities and are seeking volunteers to help plan the event.
If you would like to be part of the holiday party committee please email Coleen Burgess<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sarah E. Thomas
Vice President for the Harvard Library
Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Six Harvard Library staff members participated in the New England Archivists (NEA) Fall 2013 Symposium “Giving Color to Ideas." Kate Bowers, collections services archivist for metadata, systems and standards for the University Archives, and Robin McElheny, associate university archivist for collections and public services for the University Archives, both presented. Colin Lukens, holdings management associate for the University Archives, and...read more