President Pusey is among 63 men and women from the Boston area who are new contributors to the 1961 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Pusey's article concerns the life and times of Abbot Lawrence Lowell.

Among other new Harvard contributors are F.A. McClure, consultant on Tropical Forestry for the Maria Moors Cabot Foundation, writing on bamboo: and Ruth Dixon Turner, research associate in Malacology, dealing with the piddock, periwinkle, quahog, teredo, and whelk.