Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Unmodified sexuality

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. We return to the occult in this week’s feature from the Santo Domingo Collection. Today’s author is Austin Osman Spare, an English artist, writer, and occultist active in the first half of the twentieth century. While Spare’s finely-wrought [...]

Friday, April 4th, 2014

New on Oasis in April

Finding aids for eight newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of rebuses created by Dorothea Dix, and a bit of Houghton history which marks our 2500th online finding aid.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Explosive Opera

In September, 1662, the Elector of Bavaria and his wife celebrated the christening of their infant son with eight days of public and private festivity. The squares and streets of Munich were lit up, gold coins and commemorative medals struck and bread and wine freely distributed to the populace. Meanwhile, a trilogy of interwoven operas [...]

Friday, March 7th, 2014

New on OASIS in March

Finding aids for eight newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including ballet ephemera, letters of the German scientist Helmholtz, and a collection of 17th century English poetry.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

New on OASIS in February

Finding aids for nine newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of letters by Johann Strauss, scrapbooks from the Theodore Roosevelt collection, and decorative tiles depicting scenes from Shakespeare.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

New on OASIS in January

Finding aids for four newly cataloged collections, and a preliminary box list for one recent acquisition, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of materials from the architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller. Processed by Bonnie B. Salt: Marcus Lee Hansen Lecture Notes and Research Notes on Immigration, 1928-1938 (MS [...]

Friday, December 20th, 2013

What’s New: annotated Lully score

The Harvard Theatre Collection has recently acquired a sensational annotated Jean Baptiste Lully score of Proserpine. Printed in 1680, this score was the second partition générale (full orchestra score) printed by Christophe Ballard (1641-1715), following Bellérophon, which was printed in 1679. These luxurious large folio scores broke out of the previous French printing tradition of [...]

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

New on OASIS in December

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of documents on the history of Cambridge High School. Processed by Clinton Johnson (Simmons intern with Suzanne Sutherland): Hester Lynch Piozzi, Samuel Johnson, Anna Seward letters, and other letters, 1758-1820 (MS Eng 1755) Processed by Ashley [...]

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

When a Tums simply won’t do

Oils of rosemary, lavender, thyme, marjoram, hyssop, rue, oranges, lemons …. Wait a minute, what is this doing in my ca. 1650 manuscript of country dance steps? Paper was scarce, and I frequently discover odd things written into the margins of early printed and manuscript books and scores. People doodled, tested their quills, and jotted [...]

Friday, November 1st, 2013

New on OASIS in November

Finding aids for eleven newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for two recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of rare early jigsaw puzzles, theatrical costume and set designs, and the papers of reporter Nicholas Daniloff.