In 2016, the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard celebrated its 60th anniversary with "Treasures of the Last Ten Years," a cross-section of its new acquisitions over the previous decade. The 19 items on display in the Richard F. French Gallery were a testament to the Music Library's scope, evolution, and diversity in terms of genre, period, identity, geography, and more.
This site adapts "Treasures of the Last Ten Years" to serve as an introduction to the Music Library's rich holdings. From the homepage, you can view a gallery of all the exhibition's items, travel to the introductory message for the original 2016 exhibition, and explore the digital exhibition.
This online exhibition was designed and written by Leo Sarbanes, Ph.D. candidate in Harvard University's Department of Music, with assistance from Kerry Carwile Masteller, Reference and Digital Program Librarian, and Liz Berndt, Music Reference and Research Services Librarian in the Loeb Music Library.
It builds on the physical exhibition Treasures of the Last Ten Years: A Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration, curated by Kerry Carwile Masteller.
We are grateful to the Harvard Library's May-Crane Fellowship program and the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library for funding Leo's work on this project.