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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3147

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.


.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.

Physical Location


Custodial History

Gift of various sources at various times.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018M-31. Received from various sources at various times.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner.

Collection of visual materials relating to the Woodberry Poetry Room (MS Am 3147): Guide.
Melanie Wisner
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Edition statement
Updated 2017 September 21.

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.

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