Update:

We have resumed some on-campus services, including book pickup, virtual consultations, and fulfilling scanning/digitization requests. Many library materials are available online, but our buildings remain closed until further notice.

On exhibit are items from the winning collection of this year’s Philip Hofer Prize, Maps That Tell the Story of Me and My Ancestors, submitted by Asad Ramzanali, Master of Public Policy, 2019, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The Philip Hofer Prize is awarded each year to students at Harvard whose collections of books or works of art best exemplify the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination represented by Philip Hofer, AB ’21, LHD ’67, founder and first Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library and Secretary of the Fogg Art Museum. The prize, which is to encourage student interest in collecting, was established in 1987 by Melvin R. Seiden, A.B. ’52, LLB ’55. Students competing for the prize submit an annotated list or bibliography and an essay describing the scope, contents, and goal of the collection.