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Harvard University Library Notes / January 2006 / No. 1329
William H. Bond
William H. Bond, the former librarian of Houghton Library, died on November 18 following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
In 1946, Houghton's first librarian, William A. Jackson, hired Bond as his assistant. In 1948, Bond became curator of manuscripts, and in 1965, on Jackson's death, he took over as librarian. He stepped down from that post in 1982, continuing to serve as professor of bibliography in the English department, a position he had held since 1967. He retired from the Harvard faculty in 1986.
A memorial service was held at the First Parish Church, Concord, on December 7. Gifts in Bond's honor may be made to Orchard House, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742; Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742; or to the organization of your choice.
Paul Manodakis, who had served for more than 12 years as evening circulation supervisor in the Kennedy School of Government Library, died on December 1 following a lengthy illness. According to KSG Library Director Ellen Isenstein, "Paul loved Greek art and culture—he was a collector of Greek popular music, an avid reader of Greek history and politics, and used his annual pilgrimage to the Mediterranean for spiritual renewal. He had a deep respect for human and democratic rights around the world and at home. His KSG colleagues and patrons at the Circulation Desk will remember him as a caring, serious, and committed friend who will be deeply missed."
Mary Sullivan Smith
Mary Sullivan Smith, a reference librarian in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library and a member of the Harvard library community since 1985, died on December 17. Services were held at the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian, on January 7. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Dana-Farber Women's Cancer Program, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
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