Harvard Digitizes Colonial North America Archives

A decade-long project to digitize every 17th- and 18th- century manuscript and archive in Harvard’s collections relating to North America will be finished this semester, according to University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff.

Marylene Altieri

Marlyène Altieri is the curator of Books and Printed Materials at The Schlesigner Library on the History of Women in America, including its culinary collection, which makes up about 20 percent of the library’s volumes.

Blue Grass Cookbook

The Blue Grass Cookbook was the first book to directly acknowledge African American cooks for creating recipes that came to be known as Southern hospitality. Many of the cooks were not named even though the cookbook contains their portraits; however, Marcellus’s ice cream recipes were properly attributed.

Culinary Pamphlets

The collection of culinary texts at The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America contains culinary pamphlets, which often came with new appliances or food innovations containing recipes and instructions.

Eskimo Cookbook

The Eskimo Cookbook was created by Inupiat of the Shishmaref Day School in Shismaref, Alaska. Students were tasked with bringing family recipes to school, where they produced this cookbook with hand-drawn images and attributions to specific students by name.

Project Information Literacy Scholars Discuss Information in an Age of Big Data

Fewer than 40 percent of college students trust news sources, according to Project Information Literacy researchers who presented on the relationship between students and digital media at an event held Thursday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Whitehead Appointed New Head of Harvard Library

Her selection comes after an international search conducted by a committee comprising University faculty members, administrators, and library leaders. The search process also included two town-hall meetings.

'Not Just a One-Way Street:' Harvard Partners With Local High Schools

For some local students, Harvard programs have given them a glimpse of research and academics on a college campus. Some students from groups underrepresented on college campuses say the experience of working with Harvard students and faculty influenced their academic plans.

Houghton Renovations

Houghton Library, located in Harvard Yard, is set to undergo renovations.

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