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COLLECTION Identifier: 79M-51

Harvard College Library deposit cards for special gifts

Summary

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.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1943

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 box)

Arrangement

Unprocessed.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from Widener Library, date unknown.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Title
Harvard College Library. Harvard College Library deposit cards for special gifts, circa 1900-1943 (79M-51): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
November 16, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou04770

Repository Details

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.

Contact:
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Harvard University
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