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Lists of donations to the Harvard College Library, [1782]-1863

Collection Identifier: UAIII
Overview: Consists of manuscript lists of donations to the Harvard College Library from 1782 to 1863. Also includes scattered correspondence with donors offering books and other items to the Harvard College Library, and a compilation of donations to the Harvard College Library from 1770 to 1840 that was printed in Josiah Quincy's The History of Harvard University, published in 1840.

Bookplates, approximately 1897-approximately 1932.

Series Identifier: HUF 523.406
Overview: Bookplates designating book funds and collections from some of Harvard University's libraries.  Bookplates are chiefly from libraries that are administrative units of the Harvard College Library.

Harvard College Library deposit cards for special gifts

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection — Box: 1Identifier: 79M-51
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.

Early Catalogs and Shelflists of the Harvard College Library

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Overview: This collection of early catalogs and shelflists of the Harvard College Library includes both printed and manuscript material. It contains at least one copy of each of the three printed library catalogs published in the eighteenth century, with related supplements; two sets of library alcove shelflists; numerous manuscript catalogs of the library, arranged either alphabetically or by subject, including one believed to have been in use during the College's evacuation to Concord during the...

Early Harvard College Librarian's papers

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.27.14
Overview: This collection contains an assortment of ten administrative records related to the Harvard College Library and the College Librarian (known in the 18th century as the Library Keeper), dating from 1715 to 1727. The documents consist of two payment orders for the salary of the library keeper in 1715 and 1721; a 1720 list of books sent by English merchant and Harvard benefactor Thomas Hollis; six financial records related to the preparation and printing of the 1723 printed catalog of the Library;...

Harvard College Library bills and list of books purchased, 1877-1971

Collection Identifier: UAIII
Overview: This collection belongs to a group of records called Library routine records, which generally includes ongoing series of records pertaining to day-to-day operations of the Harvard College Library, such as job applications, charging records, shelf lists, and bills. This collection contains invoices, bills, and other material presumably related to the purchase of books in the Harvard College Library from 1877 through 1971. Material is arranged chronologically in groups, and alphabetically...

Harvard College Library Catalogue Department subject files: Thomas Franklin Currier, 1894-1952

Collection Identifier: UAIII
Overview: Thomas Franklin Currier (1873-1946), Harvard A.B. 1894, began his career as an assistant in the Harvard College Library's Catalogue Department in 1894, and was placed in charge of cataloging in 1902. Currier organized the Library catalog in preparation for the opening of Widener Memorial Library in 1915 and continued to refine the classification process throughout his career, uniting the tasks of shelf classification and cataloging. This collection is comprised of correspondence, a card catalog...

Harvard College Library Circulation and Reference letters, 1919-1976

Collection Identifier: UAIII
Overview: This collection is comprised of correspondence of the Circulation and Reference Department of the Harvard College Library from 1919 to 1976. Correspondence is arranged in groups by academic year, and within groups, alphabetically by last name of correspondent. Topics presumably reflect the reference inquiries of particular correspondents.

Harvard Library Director Records: Alfred Claghorn Potter general files

Series Identifier: UAIII
Overview: Alfred Claghorn Potter became Director of the Harvard Library in 1928. These records date from his administration of the Harvard libraries.

Harvard College Library letters

Collection Identifier: UAIII 50.8
Overview: This collection documents the operation, growth, and professionalization of the Harvard College Library during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Records chiefly consist of bound scrapbooks of correspondence produced by or during the everyday functions of Harvard librarians and other library staff, regarding library building conditions (especially overcrowding in Gore Hall), acquisition and collection development, library finances, new policies for patron services and library...