Collection of visual material relating to the Woodberry Poetry Room
Scope and Contents
Drawings and photographs portraying the Woodberry Poetry Room and its staff and other significant figures received from various sources at various times.
- circa 1960s-1980s
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Extent.08 linear feet (1 box)
Biographical / Historical
The Woodberry Poetry Room is a special collections reading room and audio-visual archive at Harvard University, located in Lamont Library in a room designed by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
Arranged in series by format; in no order within series.
Gift of various sources at various times.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2018M-31. Received from various sources at various times.
Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner.
- Collection of visual materials relating to the Woodberry Poetry Room (MS Am 3147): Guide.
- Melanie Wisner
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Updated 2017 September 21.
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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