Celebrating Harry Widener: Collectors, Their Collections, and the Harvard Library

Event Date: Thursday, April 16
Event Time: 4:oo PM Lamont Library Forum Room

Celebrating Harry Widener:
Collectors, Their Collections, and the Harvard Library

Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm
Lamont Library Forum Room

Please Register to Attend

Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library
and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
cordially invites you to a special event celebrating the vital
contributions of book collectors in building remarkable libraries.
Leslie Morris of Houghton Library will offer an introduction, “Harry Widener and His Collection: A Brief History.”John Stauffer, Professor of English and of African American Studies, will deliver the talk “A Bibliophilic Friendship: Charles Sumner’s and George Livermore’s Contributions to Harvard Library.”Reception to follow at Widener Library with John Koh, Chairman of antiquarian booksellers Bernard Quaritch Ltd, who will display receipts from Harry’s final purchases.harrysharper_wider

For additional information, contact Leslie Morris at Houghton Library, 617-495-2449.