In 1862, Civil War correspondent and illustrator Frank Vizetelly was finding it increasing difficult to secure access to the Union front lines, so he decided to cross into enemy territory. The English reporter secretly slipped out of Washington, making his way south to Richmond. From that point on, his heart and soul belonged to the Confederate cause. More…

Amy Gray joined the University Archives and Records Management Office as Senior Records Analyst in May. In this position, Amy provides guidance and assistance to staff in University offices in developing, implementing, and improving record keeping systems and practices. She develops and maintains records schedules, and provides training and leadership to staff in the Records Management Office. More…


The Warren E. Miller Prize is awarded every two or three years for an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the political science profession in the elections, public opinion, and voting behavior field. This year the Prize was awarded to Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library. More…


This summer Dr. Sarah Adams, Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library in Loeb Music Library, was appointed Director of the U.S. Office of Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM).

RISM, which is housed at Loeb Music Library, a unit of the Harvard College Library, is an international inventory of musical sources, dedicated to identifying, cataloging and describing musical manuscripts from the earliest times through about 1850. The responsibility of director of the U.S. office, Adams says, is an exciting challenge. More…


The conversion of bibliographic records and headings from Wade Giles romanization to pinyin romanization will have a widespread impact on library catalogs. The conversion will affect online searching for materials. Anyone doing research, cataloging or acquisitions who deals with materials by Chinese authors or about China will be affected. More…


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