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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3272

Roger E. Stoddard papers

Roger E. Stoddard's personal and professional correspondence, lectures, and topical files for publications.


  • circa 1960-2016


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


23 linear feet (19 boxes)

Includes correspondence, topical files for publications, slides, photographs, posters, awards and certificates, and lecture materials.

Biographical / Historical

Roger Eliot Stoddard (1935—) was a librarian and author. Stoddard was the Assistant Curator of the Harris Collection (1963-1965) at Brown University, and held several positions at Houghton Library at Harvard University as the Assistant to the Librarian (1958-1961), the Assistant Librarian (1965-1969), the Associate Librarian (1969-1985), and Curator of Rare Books (1985—). One of his most well known publication is "A Library-Keeper's Business".


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged into nine series: Awards and Certificates; Biographical Files; Correspondence; Institutional Notes; Lectures and Teaching Materials; Offprints; Photographs and Images; Posters; and Publication Notes.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-062. Gift of Roger E. Stoddard in 2018 June.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.
Link to catalog
Stoddard, Roger E. (Roger Eliot). Roger E. Stoddard papers, circa 1960-2016 (MS Am 3272): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
February 12, 2019
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

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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