On Friday, November 4, 2016, around 566 family members of students in the Class of 2020 connected with Harvard Library as part of Freshman Family Weekend, meeting library staff and exploring library resources at Lamont Library, Harvard University... Read more
Harvard Library has acquired pianist and composer Randy Weston's personal archive of musical scores, recordings, correspondence, posters, and other materials that offer a rare glimpse into the world of an artist, an ambassador, and a businessman... Read more
Brenda Bernier was recently appointed head of Collections Care in Preservation Services. In addition to consultation and training, Collections Care provides quality treatments, protective enclosures, and commercial library binding for actively... Read more
The 2016 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art has been awarded to two Harvard graduate students during a ceremony preceding the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture.
First-place winner Helen Yang graduated from Harvard College in 2012... Read more
Who they are: Library Collections Emergency TeamPriscilla Anderson, co-chair, senior preservation librarianLauren Telepak, co-chair, collections conservatorCatherine Badot-Costello, book conservator for special collectionsKatherine Beaty,... Read more
The Harvard Map Collection has had many homes since its founding almost 200 years ago. The Map Room has previously been housed in Widener and Lamont before relocating to Pusey, where it has remained since the building opened in 1976. Even with... Read more
Marc McGee, part of the metadata creation unit of the Information and Technical Services department, has received the 2015 Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service.
“Marc contributes wherever he is asked, and gives his full attention... Read more
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Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library Thomas Hyry announced today that Matthew Wittmann has been named curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection. In this role, Wittmann will assume... Read more