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COLLECTION Identifier: Old Widener reproductions

Miscellaneous photostatic and photographic reproductions of manuscripts

Photostatic and photographic reproductions formerly held in the Treasure Room of Widener Library with a few from other sources.


  • 1900-1999

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


12 linear feet (132 volumes and a few separate items)

This list does not include all the photostatic and photographic reproductions of manuscripts at the Houghton Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Widener Library photostatic and photographic reproductions were transferred from the Treasure Room to Houghton Library in 1942. They have traditionally been called the "Old Widener" collection.


Arranged alphabetically by author or main entry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of this material was transferred from Widener Library to Houghton Library. In some cases, specific donor information is listed with the item.

General note

Materials are shelved throughout the library at their original call numbers, shown at the beginning of each entry.
Miscellaneous photostatic and photographic reproductions of manuscripts, 1900-1999: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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