Houghton Library.

Alternative names
Dates:
US
English

Biographical notes:

In 1938 Keyes D. Metcalf, Librarian of Harvard College and Director of the Harvard University Library (1937-1955), proposed a separate library building for rare books and manuscripts. Through the generosity of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Harvard Class of 1929, Harvard became the first American university to construct a separate research facility for the housing and study of rare books and manuscripts. The Houghton Library, dedicated and opened in 1942, won major architectural awards and became a model for other such research libraries.

From the description of General information by and about Houghton Library. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77066330

This index originated as a card file maintained at the Library from 1942 to 1992. The card file was then closed, and information on ownership/provenance was entered only into the records in HOLLIS. As older records are updated in HOLLIS (Harvard's online catalog), provenance information is added, resulting in some overlap of ownership information in this file and in HOLLIS.

From the description of Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612249862

From the description of Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612249854

From the description of Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612249846

From the description of Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612849414

Houghton Library, part of Harvard library system, is the main repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts; it opened in February 1942. Jackson was the founding librarian of Houghton Library.

From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werfel, 1942. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863505

This index originated as a card file maintained at the Library from 1942 to 1992. The card file was then closed, and information on ownership/provenance was entered only into the records in HOLLIS. As older records are updated in HOLLIS (Harvard's online catalog), provenance information is added, resulting in some overlap of ownership information in this file and in HOLLIS.

The card file consists of both typed and handwritten cards. The handwritten cards are often difficult to read, and errors of transcription are undoubtedly present.

From the guide to the Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

This index originated as a card file maintained at the Library from 1942 to 1992. The card file was then closed, and information on ownership/provenance was entered only into the records in HOLLIS. As older records are updated in HOLLIS (Harvard's online catalog), provenance information is added, resulting in some overlap of ownership information in this file and in HOLLIS.

The card file consisted of both typed and handwritten cards. The handwritten cards are often difficult to read, and errors of transcription are undoubtedly present.

From the guide to the Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)



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Subjects:

  • Manuscripts, Syriac--Facsimiles
  • Mary--Blessed Virgin, Saint
  • Maps--Bibliography
  • Books--Owners' marks--Catalogs
  • Libraries
  • Manuscripts, Welsh
  • Welsh poetry--Manuscripts

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  • Massachusetts--Cambridge (as recorded)