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Artemas Ward House and Its Collections

This collection provides online access to over 6,000 images of the house, furnishings, manuscripts, photographs and related published sources, providing the opportunity

Chinese Rubbings Collection

More than 2000 digital images of Chinese rubbings that capture Buddhist and Daoist scriptural texts dating from the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BCE) to the Ming Dynasty


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.

Expeditions and Discoveries

Expeditions and Discoveries delivers maps, photographs, and published materials, as well as field notes, letters, and a unique range of manuscript materials on selected

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

This collection documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the start of the Great Depression. By incorporating

Iranian Oral History Project

The Iranian Oral History Project (IOHP) is a unique resource for the study of modern Iranian history. The collection consists of the personal accounts of 134

Islamic Heritage Project

A multi-disciplinary digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, published texts, and maps from across Harvard's libraries and museums.

Jacques Burkhardt Scientific Drawings

Illustrations of fishes and miscellaneous vertebrates and invertebrates drawn by Louis Agassiz’s personal artist, Jacques Burkhardt, mostly produced during the Thayer

Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection

This collection contains more than 5,000 scarce and unique pamphlets, primarily from Chile, Cuba, Bolivia and Mexico, published during the 19th and early 20th

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,

Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature

The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature (MPCOL) provides a guide the heroic songs, conversations, and stories in the Parry Collection (1933-35), and the entire


This collection explores the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard's libraries.

Scanned Maps

This collection includes thousands of the Harvard Map Collection's maps and atlases from around the world in hi-res, many of which are georeferenced.

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

Women Working, 1800-1930

This collection is an exploration of women's impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression.

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.

Archived Harvard University Online Course Catalogs (A-Cats) - Courses

This database lists courses taught at Harvard from Fall 2005 forward.

Index to Ming Dynasty Chinese Paintings

The Ming dynasty Chinese painters and paintings index is a searchable dataset that continues James Cahill's print publication "An index of early Chinese painters and

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Terms of Use for Harvard Digital Collections.

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