Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Skills for Kids

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Although most of the items in the Santo Domingo Collection are geared towards adults there are some great exceptions.  Discover Skills for Life is a teaching tool for elementary schools that addresses wide ranging topics from building self-esteem […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The Sarah Orne Jewett library project

The following is the fifth part in a series on books from the library of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) and her family. Houghton Library is home to many author’s libraries or portions of libraries—Bronson Alcott, William James, Thomas Carlyle, the Dickinson family, John Keats, and more. Houghton “inherited” a number of these author libraries from […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Go ahead, judge these books by their covers!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. One of the many pleasures of working with this collection is the amazing graphic nature of the cover art on books, newspapers, and magazines that we encounter on a daily basis.  After seeing the success of Scanning Key […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

A Guide to Hipsters

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. The Hipsters, a book by Ted Joans, is a collection of collages of paintings that depicts Greenwich village and the types of people that lived there.  He explains many types from the Folknik to the Hipper-than-thounik. The folkniks “carry […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Would Don Draper have done enamel sign advertising?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. If you have been reading this blog consistently then you probably know that we never quite know what we might come across as we unpack a box from this collection.  A case in point would be this […]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

New on OASIS in March

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections were added to the OASIS database this month, including the letters from a Turkish prison that formed the basis of the film Midnight Express. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Documents Concerning Citizens and Town of Medway, Massachusetts, 1762-1798 (MS Am 628) Programs and Playbills from Boston-area Theaters and […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A Beatnik Refuge

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Greenwich Village by Fred McDarrah is a history of the New York City neighborhood from its inception as Old Green Village through the 1960s.  A detailed account from its time as a Dutch Colony to its incarnation as […]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

The Two Guildford Mathematicians

The charming town of Guildford, 40 minutes southwest of London on South West Trains, is associated with two famous British logician-mathematicians. Alan Turing (on whom I seem to perseverate) spent time there after 1927, when his parents purchased a home at 22 Ennismore Avenue just outside the Guildford town center. Although away at his boarding […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

American Paintings at Harvard

The recent publication of American Paintings at Harvard, Volume 1: Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels by Artists Born Before 1826 (Harvard Art Museums, 2014) is a monumental achievement and makes fascinating reading. Theodore Stebbins, Jr., and Melissa Renn have led a distinguished team of scholars and curators and they are all to be congratulated on the […]

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Medicine for the masses

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Ever wondered where to buy first aid supplies, medical equipment, or prescriptions if you lived in 19th-century Europe?  Look no further than Guide Medical, translated as a Medical Guide to aid recovery in case of accidents or illness : instructions on performing medical prescriptions.  Authored by H. […]