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Manuscripts (documents)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Handwritten documents, particularly books and other documents created before the invention of the printing press. May also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c16
Overview: The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1738-1955 (inclusive), 1778-1837 (bulk), contain correspondence to Waterhouse from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Edward Jenner, Sylvanus Fansher, Peter Oliver, and others, frequently about smallpox vaccination; copies of Waterhouse's outgoing correspondence; manuscripts containing notes for lectures he delivered at Harvard Medical School and other places; his writings on medicine and botany; and some correspondence and manuscripts...

Byzantine black and white mounted photograph collection

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.001
Scope and Contents: The collection includes over 75,000 mounted black and white photographic prints of Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology, its bulk being from the fourth through the fifteenth century, along with corresponding negatives where available. The emphasis is on materials that originated in the Byzantine empire and neighboring cultures: Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Romania, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia, as well as Greece, Syria,...

C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky Tepe Yahya expedition records

Collection Identifier: 2015.6
Scope and Contents: The Tepe Yahya expedition papers largely consist of field records and publication materials from C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky’s excavations in Tepe Yahya in Southeastern Iran. The expedition took place between 1968 and 1975, although the papers include additional materials from both before and after the excavations. He and his team recorded all items found on small finds cards, including drawings. He also...

Evelyn Childs Rattray papers

Collection Identifier: 2016.27.1

George Grant MacCurdy papers

Collection Identifier: 995-3
Overview: George Grant MacCurdy (GGM) was an American anthropologist. He and Janet MacCurdy founded the American School of Prehistoric Research (ASPR) in 1921, which published Bulletins from 1926 onward, and became the Department of Old World Archaeology at the Peabody Museum as per his bequest in 1954. The records include correspondence; original artwork; postcards; sketch books; travel notebooks; biographical...

Records of Harvard College Observatory Director George Phillips Bond

Collection Identifier: UAV 630.6
Overview: The Records of Harvard College Observatory Director George Phillips Bond, consisting of correspondence and subject files, manuscript drafts, and astronomical data, chiefly document the research activities of the Harvard College Observatory from 1859 to 1865. Chronicled are observations of planets, including Mars and Jupiter; efforts to determine the brightness of stars; and the detection of comets, eclipses, and other astronomical phenomena. George Phillips Bond (1825-1865), an astronomer,...

Karl G. Heider papers on New Guinea

Collection Identifier: 2011.22.1
Overview: Karl Heider was a member of the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea, spending an additional twenty-one months observing the Dani people on his own after the other members had departed. The purpose of the expedition and Heider’s work was to holistically capture the lives of the Dani people before the changes of the modern era began to infiltrate their preliterate, “Stone Age” culture. The records include field notebooks, tape...

Papers of Edwin Crawford Kemble, 1913-1983

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 72
Overview:

The Papers of Edwin Crawford Kemble (1889-1984) document the professional activities of Kemble, an American physicist and professor at Harvard University.

Lyman Spalding papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c2
Overview: The Lyman Spalding papers, 1793-1965 (inclusive), 1793-1820 (bulk), contain correspondence of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, physician Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), his lecture notes on anatomy and surgery, Spalding's patient case histories and case reports, essays on medicine and meteorology, and tickets of admission to medical lectures at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. There are also botanical specimens Spalding collected in Portsmouth, and a small amount of twentieth century...

Manuscripts

Series Identifier: PH.BZ.001, 04
Scope and Contents:

The collection includes images of objects in repositories in the following countries: Armenia, Australia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Papers of Donald Howard Menzel, 1931-1986

Collection Identifier: HUG 4567
Overview: Donald Howard Menzel (1901-1976) taught astronomy at Harvard, and was director of the Harvard College Observatory from 1952 to 1966. According to the National Academy of Sciences' Biographical Memoir, "Menzel was one of the first practitioners of theoretical astrophysics in the United States and pioneered the application of quantum mechanics to astronomical spectroscopy." These papers chiefly document Menzel's professional life of research, writing, and participation in professional...

Morton H. Levine collection

Collection Identifier: 2014.1.29.1-2014.1.29.2
Overview:

This collection contains Levine’s original writings and research materials pertaining to prehistoric art. The collection includes Levine’s original manuscripts, translations, papers and book chapters collected by him, as well as photographs and card files.

Paul Charles Zamecnik papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c352
Overview: The Paul Charles Zamecnik papers, 1910-2013 (inclusive), 1931-2009 (bulk) are the product of Zamecnik's research, writing, publishing, teaching, administrative, and professional activities throughout his career. The materials result from Zamecnik's work at Harvard Medical School, the Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Hybridon, Inc., and ZATA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as well as a brief period working at the...

Arthur Kingsley Porter photographs of architecture and manuscripts

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.007
Scope and Contents: This collection includes selected duplicate photographs from Arthur Kingsley Porter's collection housed in the Fine Arts Library at Harvard University, which is comprised of images of medieval architecture and sculpture taken by Porter and his wife, Lucy. These photos were printed from original nitrate negatives owned by the Fine Arts Library at Harvard University in the 1980s. The nitrate negatives were subsequently destroyed. These duplicate photographs depict Byzantine and Medieval...

William Heberden papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c24
Overview: The William Heberden papers, 1740-1786 (inclusive), contain manuscripts by English physician William Heberden (1710-1801) about the use of amulets and magic in medicine, a lecture on the medicinal uses of plants, and notes and prescriptions. Also includes correspondence addressed to Heberden from Stephen Hales (1677-1761), who reports his successful use of ventilators on ships and discusses the evils of strong liquor; a few letters of others concerning cure for bladder stones; obituaries;...