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  • Houghton Library Book Arts Fellowship for Harvard Undergraduates announced. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 24. See more details here.
  • We’re having a party and you’re invited! In 2017 Houghton Library turns 75. Join us for a year-long series of events, including exhibitions, film screenings, and open houses, in celebration of the library’s 75th anniversary. For further information on how you can celebrate with us, see houghton75.org
  • The 75th anniversary celebrations kick off with the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library (January 10 – April 22, 2017). Nearly 50 Harvard professors reveal Houghton treasures of personal and professional significance, ranging from a wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassins to Charlotte Brontë’s childhood handmade miniature books.
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