Harvard Pledges $6 Million for Joint Project to Digitize African American History Collections at HBCUs
Harvard pledged $6 million to finance a project between Harvard Library and the HBCU Library Alliance that will digitize and preserve African American history collections held at historically Black colleges and universities, the University’s library system announced Wednesday morning.
Harvard West Stacks Reading Room Reopened with Artwork to Celebrate Diversity and Intersectionality
Harvard Library hosted an event celebrating the reopening of Widener Library’s West Stacks Reading Room as a space with new artwork devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism on Tuesday morning.
Harvard Law School Graduates Discuss Careers in Death Penalty Defense
Harvard Law School graduates discussed working in death penalty defense at a virtual event hosted by the HLS library on Tuesday evening.
Houghton Library Features Editor of Underground Queer Magazine at Fall 2022 Hofer Lecture
Linda Simpson, editor and publisher of My Comrade, spoke about her experience running the queer magazine during this fall’s Hofer Lecture on Thursday.
Schlesinger Library Opens Exhibit on the History of Abortion in America
The Radcliffe Institute opened its new exhibit last Monday, presenting the history of abortion in the United States spanning the decades prior to the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade to this year’s reversal of the 1973 decision.
Students Trick-or-Treat in Lamont at First-Ever ‘Lamonster Mash’
Students made dolls, trick-or-treated, and watched old black-and-white films at Lamont Library on Friday at the library’s first-ever Lamonster Mash to celebrate Halloween weekend.
Houghton Library Opens Exhibition on Drag in America
Houghton Library opened on Tuesday an exhibition on the history of drag in America, organized by Matthew Wittmann, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection.
From The Archives — Flyby Tries: Sleepover in Cabot Library
Raymond and Annette are two students who are taking multiple p-set classes. As a result, they spend most of their time grueling over their homework at Cabot Library. In fact, they probably spend more time at Cabot than they do in their own dorms. One day, they had a groundbreaking idea to hold a Sleepover in Cabot™ because… why not? They were young, naive, and excited to make memories in their dorm away from dorm.
Filmmaker Mira Nair Donates Archive Collection to Harvard's Schlesinger Library
Filmmaker and director Mira Nair ’79 donated her professional archive — including photographs, film scripts, and journals — to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library.
Mira Nair Archives
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America is housed at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Harvard Library Reopens Physical Spaces to Non-University Affiliates
The Harvard Library reopened its physical spaces to visiting researchers and special borrowers last week for the second time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The special collections held in Harvard's libraries reopened to researchers not affiliated with the University at the end of February.
Karly Y. Hou
Karly Y. Hou ’23-’24 sits in Cabot Library. Hou was a frequent visitor to Cabot Library during her first year.
Schlesinger Library Expands #MeToo Data Collection
The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will expand its “#metoo Digital Media Collection,” a project that began in 2017 to cumulate the digital footprint of the social media driven #MeToo movement.
Houghton Library Presents New Exhibition on Animal Anthropomorphism
After remaining closed for nearly two years, Houghton Library premiered its exhibition “Animals Are Us” — which explores the use of animal anthropomorphism in literature — to the public this semester.