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Houghton Library

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(617) 495-2440
Type: Literary Archive
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The primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University, the Houghton Library houses collections that focus on the study of Western civilization. Materials relating to American, Continental, and English history and literature comprise the bulk of these collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre. Contained within the library are the papers of Samuel Johnson, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Margaret Fuller, John Keats, Gore Vidal, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Theodore Roosevelt, T.S. Eliot, E.E. Cummings, Henry James, William James, James Joyce, John Updike and many others. The library also hosts a variety of exhibitions and readings, which are available to the general public.

Address: Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Upcoming Events
Poetry
Reading
Jamaica Plain Branch Library
October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading
Jamaica Plain Branch Library
October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
Conference
Hyannis, Massachusetts United States
Residency
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts United States
Writing Contests
Harvard University
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Alice James Books
Magazine Articles

by Staff

July/August 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Off the Grid Press, which publishes books exclusively by poets over the age of sixty.

by Alex Dimitrov

May/June 2012

Started by husband-and-wife writers Stona and Ann Fitch, Concord Free Press is using a philanthropic publishing model to successfully distribute limited-edition books at no cost, upon request.

by John Stazinski

January/February 2012

The Grub Street literary center has created a long-form fiction class that might offer a cure for the novel-writing anxiety that the traditionally story-centric MFA workshop isn’t equipped to resolve.

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