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Honoring the Crimson Line
Reception at ongoing exhibit salutes Harvard’s military past, present.
Inaugural DataFest Reflects A Growing Interest
Conference builds awareness of data science resources at Harvard.
An 'Enchanted Palace'
A humanistic "masterclass" for Houghton Library's 75th anniversary.
'To Pimp A Butterfly' Joins Harvard Library’s Archives Along With Three Other Classics
9th Wonder chooses four albums to immortalize in Harvard Library's new Hip Hop archive.
Setting the Standards for Saving Email
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the UK-based Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives.
Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Will Be Archived at Harvard Library
9th Wonder, who is curating Harvard’s These Are the Breaks project, chose Kendrick’s 2015 LP as one of the first four hip-hop albums to be archived in the University’s library.
WhiteHouse.gov: The Case of the Broken Links
Adam Ziegler of HLS's Library Innovation Lab is quoted in this piece on the National Archives' archiving of the Obama Administration's website.
First Albums Entered into Hiphop Archive
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, Nas’ Illmatic, A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly were selected by hip-hop producer 9th Wonder.
The Long Crimson Line
An exhibition from the University Archives depicts Harvard's military history.
Poet Emily Dickinson Was A Much Loved Baker
NPR Morning Edition
Librarians from Houghton discuss Emily Dickinson's black cake and her history with cooking on NPR's Morning Edition.
Looking at the Stars
The work of the ladies team of the Harvard Observatory.
The Glass Universe
In a new book, Dava Sobel brings the women "computers" of the Harvard Observatory to light.
Turning the Page
The Harvard Crimson
Harvard's library digitization efforts present new opportunities as well as challenges.
Four Centuries of Honor and Prestige
“To Serve Better Thy Country” assembles letters, photographs, and objects that show Harvard affiliates’ tradition of military service from the earliest years of our country to today.
The Sweep of Jazz History
Pianist and composer Randy Weston visited campus on the eve of Harvard acquiring his personal archive.
E-Mail Gets Archivist Attention
Harvard is participating in a new "Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives" that will develop methodology for preserving personal digital correspondence.
1916 Trolley Disaster: The Accident and the Era
A Boston Globe story on the century-old tragedy features images drawn from the Countway Library of Medicine.
Harvard Portrait: Matthew Wittmann
A Harvard Magazine profile on Matthew Wittmann, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection.
Devils in the Details
For the Harvard Law School Library team digitizing the Nuremberg documents, some have had "a haunting effect."
"Presenting Jane" at Harvard
On October 17, author Karin Roffman and the Woodberry Poetry Room held a screening of the short film by poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and Kenneth Koch.
An Artist in the Lightbox
A reading by poet William Bronk, recorded in 1956 at the Woodberry Poetry Room, accompanies "The Shape of Things," an installation by artist Ben Rivers in the Harvard Art Museums' Lightbox Gallery space.
Houghton Expands Offerings With Spanish Collection
Houghton Library has expanded its historical documents collection with the donation of the José Maria Castañé collection, which features artifacts from the 20th century.
Libraries Look to Collaboration in Digital Era
Yale Daily News
Yale’s library system has begun to deepen partnerships with peer institutions, including Harvard, to address upcoming challenges.
Illuminating Illuminating Manuscripts
The Boston Globe states that Beyond Words "will leave you astonished."
You Could Get Lost in the History
A write-up of Houghton Library's Beyond Words exhibition emphasizes the awe-inspiring nature of the manuscripts.
A Trove of Beautiful Books
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal reviews the "extraordinary new exhibition" Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, now on view at Houghton Library.
Preserving Harvard's Intellectual History
Office of the Executive Vice President
A profile of Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Sarah Demb and Virginia Hunt of Harvard's University Archives.
To Image or Not?
Harvard Medical School
To help clinicians choose the most appropriate imaging test for each patient, HMS is launching a publicly accessible digital repository of medical evidence.
Bringing Life to Characters in Tennessee Williams' Plays
Harvard Extension School
Michelle Mount’s research led her to Houghton Library's collection of original Tennessee Williams manuscripts—and to a new approach to incorporating autobiography into performance.
Unbinding the Law
A WBUR story examines the Harvard Law School Library's digitization of nearly 40 million pages of case law.
'Beyond Words' Showcases Greater Boston Illuminated Manuscripts
A Harvard Magazine write-up on the soon-to-open Beyond Words exhibition.
Beauty Inside and Out
At Dumbarton Oaks, a new book spotlights "The Botany of Empire."
Pentecostal Collection Offers Up ‘Gold Mine’
The Boston Globe covers Andover-Harvard Theological Library's acquisition of Bishop Carlton Pearson's archive, which will offer scholars a glimpse inside the world of evangelical religious broadcasting.
Pranks in Pusey Library
Memorabilia, magazine covers, and a cow? A Harvard Magazine story looks at the Lampoon exhibition.
Museums Team Up to Display Rare Medieval Manuscripts
The Boston Globe covers the collaborative exhibition Beyond Words, a section of which will be on display at Houghton Library.
A Family of Common Zeal
A new Schlesinger Library exhibition shines light on the reform-minded Blackwells.
Memorabilia featured in the Harvard Lampoon exhibition tells the story of the publication throughout its 140 years.
Snake-Hatted Woman and Elastic Skin Man
Atlas Obscura takes a look at some of the more unusual items in the Harvard Theatre Collection.
Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America's National Parks
A National Geographic story on the Harvard Map Collection's latest exhibition.
Widener's Growing South Asia Collection
South Asian Institute
"The sky is the limit" for the team of librarians working to make the collection accessible to scholars all over the world and usher in a new era of South Asian studies at Harvard.
Babar, Back at Harvard
The Boston Globe covers Houghton Library's new exhibition Babar Comes to Harvard.
Babar Comes to Harvard
A new exhibition at Houghton celebrates the beloved elephant of children’s literature.
Guarding the Dazzle of the Past
Protecting Harvard’s collections of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, photographs, and other treasures is the mission of Harvard Library Preservation Services.
Talk focuses on art form and its place in academic collections.
Speaking Up Through Shakespeare
African-American voices give a Houghton exhibit an extra layer of complexity.
Pinning Their Hopes on Buttons
Radcliffe Institute’s collection of nearly 1,000 political buttons tell stories of social change.
Bard in the Yard
Harvard Magazine reports on "Shakespeare: His Collected Works," a quartercentenary celebration at Houghton Library.
Guardians of the Sky
When flooding threatened 100-plus years of astronomical data, fast action was the only option.
A Look Inside: Undergraduate House Libraries
Each of Harvard’s 12 undergraduate residential Houses has a library, and despite their rich histories and outward grandeur, these are intimate spaces.
Colonial North American Project on PBS NewsHour
Public Broadcasting Service
University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff is featured in a NewsHour segment covering Harvard's digitization of its colonial materials.
A Playful Turn for Libraries
A new initiative is underway to use gaming and crowdsourcing to speed the massive task of transcribing handwritten documents, at Harvard and around the world.
Colonial Map of New Jersey a Reminder of Border Wars
New York Times
The New York Times reports on John Overholt's discovery of a historically important map among Houghton Library's holdings.
Internet-Era Students, Meet Rare Books
Harvard Magazine on Houghton's undergraduate fellowship program, which enables students to work on a self-designed project.
Harvard Digitizes Colonial-Era Documents, Letters
The Boston Globe takes a look at Harvard's Colonial North American Project.
A Revitalized Science Center
The main floor of the Science Center will be transformed to create a dynamic, 24-hour student commons and a technology-integrated Cabot Library.
A Digital Portrait of Colonial Life
A wealth of detail is found in the wide-ranging Colonial North American Project and the accompanying exhibition Opening New Worlds.
Occupied Cuba, drawn from the holdings of the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, holds up a pertinent and disorienting mirror to history, reports Harvard Magazine.
Lessons of the Brain: Phineas Gage
In 1848, an iron bar pierced Gage's brain. His case continues to provide new insights on trauma and recovery.
HLSL Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age
The New York Times
"An obligation and an opportunity": The New York Times reports on the Harvard Law School Library's digitization initiative.
Into the Archives
The Crimson takes a close look at Harvard's archival collections.
Tozzer Receives LEED Gold Certification
The recent renovation of the home to the one of the largest and most comprehensive anthropology collections in the world has achieved LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.
Harvard Launches User Research Center
Library Journal covers the opening of the new User Research Center, where library staff can discuss, design, and implement in-person and device-based user experience research.
The Book: Histories Across Time and Space
HarvardX’s free online course "The Book" bridges the modern and the medieval, and highlights some of the extraordinary works inside Harvard's libraries.
A Childlike Vision, Artfully Refined
A Houghton Library exhibition spans the many pursuits of illustrator, painter, writer, poet, and designer Walter Crane.
Testament to Manchukuo
A growing collection at Harvard-Yenching Library details life and propaganda alike in a controversial, short-lived Asian state.
History in the Making
Donated to Houghton Library last year, the José María Castañé Collection is focused on major conflicts and transformative events of the 20th century.
Strokes of Brilliance
An out-of-the-blue phone call led Schlesinger Library to the acquisition of six Corita Kent prints.
100 Years of Widener
The Harvard Gazette examines the history and the present of Widener Library’s first 100 years as the largest university repository of books and manuscripts in the world.