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July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013—Winifred J. Campbell died July 11 of heart failure at Emerson Hospital. She was 94.

Campbell was born Winifred Johanna Culik in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived most of her childhood in Detroit, Michigan. Musically precocious, she studied piano as a young child at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. As a teenager she lived in Switzerland for two years with her mother’s relatives. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1939 with an A.B. in government and later that year married Robert Van Duyne Campbell. They moved to New York City where she received a master’s degree in 1941 from the School of Library Service at Columbia University. The couple then lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in 1949 moved to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. While in Cambridge Ms. Campbell worked at the Widener Library at Harvard and when...

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July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013—Lorna Daniells, a prominent research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School (HBS)’s Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985, died on June 11 in Bloomfield, CT, at the age of 94. During her nearly 40 years at HBS, she served as chair of the Library’s reference department from 1970 to 1974, as head of the department from 1974 to 1979, and as bibliographer from 1979 to 1985.

According to Stephen A. Greyser, the Business School’s Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, “Lorna was a rare combination—very knowledgeable about all facets of her work and very supportive in all her interactions with faculty, always providing service with a smile and often guiding researchers in directions they may not have considered before meeting with her. She represented the best tradition...

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July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Acquisitions Archivist—Countway Library (Grade 57, Req# 30068BR)

Librarian—Philosophy Department (Grade 56, Req# 29994BR)

Library Assistant V—Access Services (Grade 52, Req# 30004BR)

Organizational Performance Reporting and Assessment Librarian—Library Finance (Grade 59, Req# 30056BR)

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July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013—The Association of Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) granted the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) the 2013 Best Online Resources Award. The award committee emphasized the value of the MHL’s content and the innovative collaborative nature of the organization’s structure.

The MHL is a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the National Library of Medicine and the New York Public Library. It promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. “This is an important award because ALHHS consists of discerning experts, the most active librarians and archivists in the history of medicine in the United States and Canada,” said Kathryn Hammond...

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July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013—Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, honorary curator of the culinary collection at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, led a week-long seminar, “Reading Historic Cookbooks: A Structured Approach,” at the Schlesinger from June 2 through 7. Sixteen participants from as far away as Australia and Germany attended the seminar, which used Schlesinger’s robust collection of cookbooks to analyze ingredients, preparation, utensils and even language.

Laura Richardson, a retired journalist from Wyoming, found out about the course as she was conducting her research for a book on the history of the layer cake at a local library. “One of the most thrilling aspects of being here is being in the same room with so many international cookbook readers and writers,” she said.

Wheaton began exploring cookbooks more than 50 years ago in Widener...

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