Houghton Library

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Christine Jacobson, Assistant Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at the Houghton Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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On August 9 at 4pm, Harvard’s Houghton Library will close as part of a yearlong renovation project that will increase accessibility and refresh existing academic and research space.

The renovation will be overseen by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Ann Beha Architects, the

A landmark anniversary calls for a landmark celebration. The Houghton Library at Harvard University delivers in grand fashion with Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Apollo 11 at Fifty, an exhibition that focuses on the first moon landing. The semi-chronological exhibit

As we countdown to the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing this July, several libraries and museums are setting their sights on lunar topics.

Symposium_banner.jpgCambridge, MA (July 2017) - Houghton Library, Harvard College’s

Emily Dickinson would have been 185 on December 10, and institutions across America have been marking the occasion with various public programs and, of course, poetry readings. But the Emily Dickinson Museum, located in the poet's Amherst, Massachusetts home, takes the cake.

eliot.jpgThis year marks the one hundredth anniversary of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J.

May 2, 2013 — The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, marked by tragedy, are also known for being the first to incorporate a brand across all aspects of the games.


“The Munich games were really the first games to create a visual identity. And it was a visual and graphic identity that spoke to the new identity of West Germany,” said Matthew Gin. “This was important because it