Harvard College Library deposit cards for special gifts
Collection includes index cards listing contents of materials deposited, and sometimes also donor information, restrictions, notes, and often includes letters relating to the collection. Many collections and books listed in these entries eventually became part of Houghton library when the Widener Library Treasure Room collection was transferred to Houghton; some of the materials were transferred elsewhere.
- circa 1900-1943
- Harvard College Library (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Extent.25 linear feet (1 box)
- Harvard College Library. Harvard College Library deposit cards for special gifts, circa 1900-1943 (79M-51): Guide
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- November 16, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA