Houghton Library Excursion
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Curators from the Houghton Library of Harvard University have invited MLA convention attendees to explore the library’s nonpublic areas and to view selections from the five main curatorial departments (Early Books and Manuscripts, the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Johnson and Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Modern Books and Manuscripts, Printing and Graphic Arts, and the Harvard Theatre Collection) that are not normally on view. More information about this excursion can be found here.
3:00 p.m. – Shuttle bus departs from the John B. Hynes Convention Center (Hynes)
4:00–4:30 p.m. – Introduction to the Houghton Library, by William Stoneman, Houghton librarian, including a discussion about the library’s special exhibition on the poet and major collector of literature Amy Lowell
4:30–6:00 p.m. – Excursion participants can explore the various rooms on the second floor that house the collections and specially curated displays and talk with the curators, who will be on hand to talk about their collections.
6:15 p.m. – Shuttle bus departs from the Houghton Library to return to the Hynes by 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to stay and explore Harvard Yard on their own and take public transportation back into Boston.
Cost: $45 per person (donation to the library is included); up to two paid guests allowed per convention registrant
Registration deadline: 3 December 2012
There is a twenty-five-person minimum for this event. If fewer than twenty-five people register by 3 December, this event will be canceled and all payments refunded.
Preregistration is required; attendance is limited to fifty people.
Cancellations received after 3 December will not be refunded.