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Widener Library manuscripts

Widener Library manuscripts: Index.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Widener Library manuscripts
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Widener Library manuscripts.
Date(s): 1553-1936
Quantity: 1 collection
Quantity: 1 collection
Abstract: Manuscripts, both single codices and collections, that were transferred from the Treasure Room in Widener Library to Houghton Library in 1942. They have traditionally been called the "Old Widener" collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

All this material was transferred from Widener Library to Houghton Library. In some cases, specific donor information is listed with the item.

Processing Information:

Much of this material still has the old Widener Library call numbers. As this material is recataloged by the Houghton staff into new classification numbers, the item will be deleted from this list and will be found in OASIS and/or HOLLIS.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Scope and Contents

The Widener Library manuscripts, both single codices and collections, were transferred from the Treasure Room to Houghton Library in 1942. They have traditionally been called the "Old Widener" collections. As time and resources permit, they are being recataloged [the first stage of this recataloging was completed in December 2006]. While those with call numbers beginning MS (e.g. MS Pers 14) will retain those numbers, those with Widener classifications (e.g. 27271.37*) will be reclassified into the Houghton manuscript classes. As items and collections are recataloged, they will be deleted from the finding aid for this "collection."
The following four finding aids comprise all materials transferred from the Treasure Room to Houghton Library in 1942, but not yet fully cataloged as of January 2007:
There remains a card file for all these materials that duplicates these four finding aids. This card file is housed in the Houghton Reading Room. Cards for materials that have been fully cataloged have been discarded.

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