Entries Tagged as 'Publications'

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

“The Study of Books by a Scholar of Matchless Authority”

G. Thomas Tanselle delivered the 100th George Parker Winship Lecture on 1 April 2014 at Harvard University.  “A Bibliographer’s Creed” was published afterwards in Volume 25, Number 1 of the Harvard Library Bulletin.  It was also “handsomely republished” in the same year and this publication has been noticed recently in The Book Collector 64.3 (2015), […]

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The Book: Histories Across Time and Space

Did you know that this week, nine modules of “The Book: Histories Across Time and Space” launched on HarvardX? If you didn’t, but are interested in learning about scrolls, manuscripts, books, marks and marginalia, book sleuthing, and many other fascinating topics (featuring items from Houghton Library collections), head over to edX to see all nine modules. […]

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Reconstructing Gallenberg

Wonderful news: my predecessor as Ward Music Cataloger here at Houghton, Morris S. Levy, has just published a modern edition of the full score to Furio Camillo, one of the manuscript Wenzel Robert von Gallenberg ballets in the Ward Collection, which Morris researched under the auspices of a Houghton Visiting Fellowship. He has been working […]

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 […]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Harvard Library Bulletin

The new year is getting off to a good start. Three issues of the Harvard Library Bulletin will be mailed to subscribers in the next few weeks and this will go a long way to getting it up to date. Volume 24: Number 2 (Summer 2013) includes three articles. Michael Winship is the author of […]

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Lakota War Book Named One of “48 Books to Read”

Each year the staff of the Kenyon Review select a number of recent books as suggestions for their readers summer reading. This year among the 48 Books to Read is Castle McLaughlin’s A Lakota War Book from Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon.” A Lakota War Book was selected by Natalie Shapero, Kenyon […]

Friday, March 21st, 2014

“A Book Notable for its Breadth of Knowledge and its Stunning Presentation”

The Houghton Library Studies series was established to provide a forum for the scholarly analysis of the wide-ranging materials in the collections of Houghton Library. The fourth and latest volume in the series is Castle McLaughlin’s A Lakota War Book from Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon” which appeared in 2013. While earlier volumes […]

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Where can you purchase a handsome notecard for $2?

Houghton Library, that’s where! 10 new notecards added in the lobby carousels Staff, Readers, Fellows and Friends… in your travels through the Houghton collections, please keep images (this can be images of text too) in mind as possible candidates for future notecards. Dark images tend to not reproduce well and we try to pick images […]

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Houghton publications noted in TLS

Two recent articles in the Times Literary Supplement highlight the two Houghton journals, Harvard Review and Harvard Library Bulletin. A piece in the April 5th issue discusses Anne Fadiman’s essay in the current Harvard Review on the South Polar Times, a hand-illustrated magazine produced by Robert Scott’s Polar expeditions. For more information, see the full […]

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

What Would Thomas Hollis Do?

The Liberty Fund is following a plan first devised by Thomas Hollis over 200 years ago and making available “once again a selection of titles originally distributed to the colonies by one of the most remarkable philanthropists and supporters of American independence, the eighteenth-century Englishman Thomas Hollis.” Hollis (1720-1774) distributed books and pamphlets, to Harvard […]