December 3, 2013—In 2008, approximately 200 densely packed boxes arrived at Harvard from Germany—the contents of which had been crammed into Lothar and Eva Just’s apartment in Munich. After almost five years, staff from across many Harvard libraries have finished processing the more than 500,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters and other ephemera originally amassed by film publicist Lothar Just. All of the items have now been rehoused in 932 archival boxes and sent to the Harvard Depository. The collection is searchable through HOLLIS and OASIS, and all the materials are available for research use.
The Just Collection contains holdings from the...read more
Please see a note below from Harvard’s Campus Services regarding a storm approaching Eastern and Southeastern New England. Heavy rain and winds are expected.
Weather hazards are expected for the upcoming storm. Here are the highlights:
Strong and gusty winds:
Gusts up to 50 mph will be possible, mainly around midday Wednesday across portions of Eastern and Southeastern New England. Wind advisories and gale warnings posted.
Storm total accumulations of 2 to 3 inches will be possible across Western and Central portions of New England, with locally higher amounts. Rain totals could all fall within a 6-hour window on Wednesday.
Mainly urban and poor drainage, especially where leaves clog drains....
Harvard’s Schlesinger Library holds the Papers of Julia Child, which include many personal photos taken by her husband Paul Child.
For a Thanksgiving treat, check out ten pictures of Julia filming the “To Roast a Turkey” episode of The French Chef, taken by Paul in 1971.
The finding aid for the collection can be viewed here.
November 26, 3013
I am looking forward to my first Thanksgiving in the United States for many years. In 2010, Oxford's students picked Thanksgiving eve to take over the Bodleian's historic Radcliffe Camera, and I spent the night with them, making sure the library went unscathed. At one point the revolutionaries, who were protesting a rise in tuition, discussed my presence, asserting that I was there at the behest of the administration. "No," I protested, "I'm here because I love our library." To my surprise, 70 arms stretched out in jazz hands to signify agreement. At dawn I was relieved from my shift and went home, telling my family to wake me up when the turkey was ready at 2 pm. During our apple pie, the vice-chancellor called to let me know that security was entering the building. The students were let...read more
November 26, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Evening Coordinator—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 30945BR)
Head of Metadata Creation, Information and Technical Services—Harvard Library (Grade 59, Req# 31248BR)
Managing Director, Principal Gifts, University Initiatives—Alumni Affairs and Development (Grade 59, Req# 30638BR)
Project Manager for NDSR Boston, Preservation, Conservation and Digital Imaging Services—Harvard Library (Grade 57, Req# 31249BR)