Entries Tagged as 'Cataloging'

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

What’s New: Feuillet Fandango!

The Harvard Theatre Collection has just acquired a splendid Feuillet dance notation treasure, in the rare first edition of El noble arte de danzar a la francesa, y española, printed by Pablo Minguet circa 1760.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

New on OASIS in August

Twelve finding aids for newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including posters from the May 1968 Paris protests and penmanship specimens from 18th century Boston writing schools. Processed by Susan Wyssen: Claude Farrère Papers, 1896-1957 (MS Fr 590) Marseille Heroin Trafficking Collection, circa 1963-1975 (MS Fr 614)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam to Cambridge

This substantial volume of over 1200 pages was published in Amsterdam in 1693. It is a description and history of that city, replete with engraved views and plans. Though it has been at Harvard for over a century, its notable provenance, evident in a series of inscriptions, has only recently received proper cataloging. An autograph […]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Everything is just a rebus

Advertising was at the heart of Johann Strauss Senior’s Viennese dance empire. Always on the lookout for gimmicks to whet the public appetite for new dances, his grasp of popular culture was brilliant: dance titles made reference to current political, cultural, and scientific events, visiting dignitaries and performers, themes and arias from the most popular […]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

New on OASIS in July

Two finding aids for newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month: the sermons of a Connecticut clergyman at the turn of the 19th century and a collection of portrait prints of theatrical, literary, and historical personalities. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Portrait Prints of Notable 16th – 19th-Century Personalities, 1720-1914 […]

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Jullien, Jullien, Jullien!

When I used to think of “classical” music performances in the 19th century, I imagined sedate concerts in hushed concert halls as we enjoy today. Then I got a crash course in reality by working in music libraries.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Steber and Vanessa

This post is the second in a series on the Eleanor Steber collection to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. The first post can be seen here. Having an opportunity to explore Eleanor Steber’s music collection has been a real treat for me. Way back in another lifetime while studying opera at The Juilliard […]

Friday, June 6th, 2014

New on OASIS in June

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS finding aid database this month, including the diaries of a railroad construction engineer, and a poetry notebook belonging to Sarah Orne Jewett. Processed by Bonnie B. Salt: Sarah Orne Jewett Verse Notebook and Family Autograph Album, 1870-1880 (MS Am 2831) Ernest Lewis […]

Monday, May 5th, 2014

You know where you can go

Today’s cataloging prize is a libretto of L’amore industrioso, text by Ferdinando Casorri. John M. Ward, the collector who donated this item, was particularly interested in the documentary evidence to be found in librettos.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

New on OASIS in May

Finding aids for six newly cataloged collections, and a preliminary box list for one recent acquisition, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a volume of the Virginia Woolf Monk’s House photos, letters of Samuel Beckett, and 19th century photos of Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Theatrical Photographs […]