Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation and Freedom
Rare and unique materials from Houghton library by and about Black people in the Americas, from the 18th through the beginning of the 20th century.
Explore items related to the life and work of Supreme Court Justice and Harvard Law School Professor Joseph Story (1779-1845).
The beauty of botany and the importance of scientific accuracy come together at the Harvard University Herbaria.
Baker Library’s collection of over 700 pieces of paper money ranging in date from 1709 to 1878.
Andrew Garrett, Early Naturalist of Polynesia
This exhibit showcases a selection of Andrew Garrett's (1823-1887) drawings and manuscript specimen sheets of Pacific Ocean region mollusks, fish, corals, echinoderms …
Artemas Ward House and Its Collections
The first commander-in-chief of the Patriot forces.
Chinese Rare Books
With over 9,600 items, Harvard-Yenching's rare book collection is one of the largest of its kind in the Western world.
City Maps and Urban Environments
Cities and city maps have changed dramatically over the last 500 years. Explore maps of urban design and urban planning for cities around the world from the 16th …
This online collection offers important historical perspectives on the science and public policy of epidemiology today and contributes to the understanding of the …
Daguerreotypes at Harvard
Introduced by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first publicly announced photographic process. This digital collection provides access to …
Digital Scores and Libretti
Loeb Music Library's digital collection of scores and libretti, selected for their rare or unique natures and their popularity as objects of research and teaching.
English Crime and Execution Broadsides
This collection of nearly 600 broadsides highlights crime and capital punishment, primarily in England, as seen through the popular press in the 18th and 19th century.
France in the Americas
A collection documenting the French presence in the Americas from the early 16th century through the 19th century.
Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography
Discover the history and science of early photography through a collection of photographs and other materials.
Iranian Oral History Project
A unique resource for the study of modern Iranian history.
Islamic Heritage Project
A digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, published texts, and maps from across Harvard's libraries and museums.
Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection
Scarce and unique pamphlets, primarily from Chile, Cuba, Bolivia and Mexico, published during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Houghton Library's collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts represents a significant resource for the study of the literature, art, history, music, …
Glimpse U.S. history through Harvard's collection of political buttons featuring candidate campaigns, political demonstrations, and social movements.
Exploring the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard's libraries.
The South Sea Bubble, 1720
Explore the rich resources of Baker Library, which holds one of the most extensive collections in the world relating to the first international stock market crash.
Studies in Scarlet
Drawn from the Harvard Law School Library’s extensive trial collections, Studies in Scarlet features over 420 trial narratives involving the crimes and passions of both …
Archived Harvard University Online Course Catalogs (A-Cats) - Calendars
This database lists the academic calendars for Harvard schools from Fall 2005 forward.
Archived Harvard University Online Course Catalogs (A-Cats) - Faculty
This database lists faculty who taught courses from Fall 2005 forward. It is not a comprehensive list of all faculty at Harvard.
Index to Ming Dynasty Chinese Paintings
A database containing over 9,000 records of Chinese artwork and artists from the Ming Dynasty.