- circa 1880-2020
- Majority of material found within 1930-1990
Language of Materials
In English, with a small amount of French, German, Spanish, and Swedish.
Conditions Governing Access
The bulk of this collection is open for research; specific parts are restricted because they are unprocessed, fragile, or there are donor-imposed stipulations. See specific details in the description of the affected series, sub-series, or files.
Researchers should note that keyword searching will be useful in using this finding aid.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent51 linear feet (73 boxes)
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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