Western Languages Collection

Harvard-Yenching Library's Western Languages Collection complements its East Asian language collections.
Drawing a woman in front of a screen
Harry Hussey’s “A Venerable Ancestor: The Life and Times of Tz’u Hsi 1835-1908, Empress of China,” 1949.
Harvard-Yenching Library

Materials in Harvard-Yenching Library's Western Languages Collection complement those in the East Asian language collections.

The collection acquires all Western-language course reserves, reference works, scholarly monographs and journals (primarily in English), historical newspapers (in micro and electronic formats) and academic titles, and has particularly strong holdings of newspapers and association publications.

The collection focus is on the social sciences and humanities generally, with emphasis on history, language, and literature.

Accessing These Materials

All items in this collection are cataloged and searchable via HOLLIS.