Exhibition: HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library, and Houghton75

Date: 

Tue - Sat, Jan 10 to Apr 22, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: January 10 - April 22, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
Reception & Podcast Launch: Februrary 13, 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP to houghtonlibrary_events@harvard.edu

Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections. 

Houghton75 is a new podcast series that presents different voices and perspectives on Houghton Library in its seventy-fifth year. Learn more>

Nearly 50 academics in fields ranging from astronomy to government reveal Houghton treasures of personal and professional significance. From a wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassins to Charlotte Brontë’s childhood handmade miniature books, the assembled objects represent formative encounters from their student days and careers at Harvard, and the inspiration behind countless publications, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.

Each year, Harvard faculty lead hundreds of class sessions at Houghton, introducing generations of students to the learning and research potential of the university’s rich and varied special collections. Their ever-evolving perspectives constantly invigorate collections in the library’s care.

Houghton Library invites you to take part in this masterclass with Harvard's world-renowned teachers and scholars by choosing your own track through this exhibition. We hope they inspire you to have your own encounters with the collections in the reading room, seminar rooms and online.

New Podcast Series: Houghton75

Houghton75 is a new podcast series that presents different voices and perspectives on Houghton Library in its seventy-fifth year.

The series kicks off with over a dozen Harvard faculty members sharing their thoughts on the collection item they chose for the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library. The chosen item acts as a springboard for a broader conversation about their research and teaching at Houghton-based research and teaching. The interviews cover topics as varied as Theodore Roosevelt as a symbol of masculinity and the history of race in American music, and will be released throughout 2017.