Tour of HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library

Date: 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:30pm

Repeats every month on the 18 of April until Tue Apr 18 2017

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: The tour is free and open to the public. 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
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Tour of the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library Please join curator James Capobianco for a tour of the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library which sees Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections. 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.