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Q: What interested you in the Julio Santo Domingo collection?

JD: I was initially interested in studying the War on Drugs through the Santo Domingo collection. But when I actually started looking through the archive, I found hundreds of... Read more

The search for something beyond the limits of ordinary experience—for transcendence—has preoccupied humanity for millennia. Religion, the occult, music, drugs: various paths have been taken in the hope of achieving it. In... Read more

This year, Harvard Library awarded Pforzheimer Fellowships to five graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The fellowships were established in 2014 to honor Carl H. Pforzheimer III for his generous contributions to Harvard Library... Read more

Julie Goldman is the new Countway Research Data Services Librarian with the Harvard Library. This new position is a dual role involving program development activities and providing data-related services directly to researchers. Julie will be... Read more

On Thursday, April 20, Houghton Library launched a new publication entitled Houghton Library at 75: A Celebration of Its Collections. The book launch was a high point in a... Read more

The winner of the 2017 competition for the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art is Gregory Joseph Logan, fourth-year student in architecture at the Graduate School of Design, for his collection “Japanese Architecture and Design, 1868–... Read more


Ceilyn Boyd is the new Research Data Program Manager for the Harvard Library. As the Research Data Program Manager, Ceilyn will be spearheading initiatives to increase the library’s participation in Research Data Management across the... Read more

In a surprise announcement during a staff meeting on January 19, Heather Cole and Emilie Hardman were presented with the 2016 Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service by Sarah E. Thomas.

Cole, Assistant Curator of Modern Books and... Read more

Anne-Marie Eze has recently been appointed Houghton Library’s first Director of Scholarly and Public Programs. In this new role, Eze (pronounced Ez-ay) assumes leadership for coordinating and implementing a dynamic vision for Houghton Library’s... Read more