Houghton Library has expanded its historical documents collection with the donation of a collection that features new historical artifacts from the 20th century.
Despite the wholly secular environment of the library, the vaguely religious murals covering the ceiling did not feel particularly out of place. Rather, they complemented the near-evangelical enthusiasm of the book devotees in the room beyond the atrium.
The Houghton Library exhibit “Shakespeare: His Collected Works,” which features a wide array of collections about the playwright from Harvard and around the world, will come to and end this month.
Muddy water from a burst pipe rushed through the Harvard College Observatory, placing a collection of more than half a million photographic plates at risk, some which are more than 120 years old.