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.

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Thomas Hyry

Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library; Director of Arts and Special Collections of Harvard College Library
Houghton Library

As Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, I provide overall leadership and direction for the collections, services, and programs of Harvard's distinguished repository of rare books and manuscripts, which date from antiquity to the present day. I also serve as Director of Arts and Special Collections of Harvard College Library, a unit comprised of the Fine Arts Library, the Harvard Film Archive, Houghton Library, and the Eda K. Loeb Music Library.  My interests include the administration of special collections and archives; born digital archives; archival appraisal; diversity, equity, and inclusion in archives and libraries; and the history of radical social and political movements.  I have a passion for connecting rare and unique materials held in libraries and archives to anyone who can make productive use of them and am proud of the work we do in the Harvard Library to foster advanced research, teaching and learning, and community enrichment and engagement.