Curated by Houghton Library staff members, “Recent Acquisitions” features ten recent additions to Houghton’s collections, from a 16th century scientific textbook printed on vellum to a 1949 edition of The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Other items include

  • The dance score for Merce Cunningham's How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (around 1965);
  • The sound recordings and performance notebooks of poet Anne Sexton's rock ensemble, Anne Sexton and Her Kind (around 1968);
  • A 17th century Italian board game themed around love, marriage, and family;
  • Alice B. Toklas' copy of Gertrude Stein's novel Lucy Church, Amiably (1930) and a personal letter from Toklas to Harvard College student, Themistocles G. Michos ('54).

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