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Why George Washington’s Library Is Not at Harvard

A black-and-white early photograph of Gore Hall, a large Gothic structure with four corner turrets, with trees in the foreground.
Joseph P. Cooke, IV, "Gore Hall, Harvard Yard," 1844. Demolished in 1913, Gore Hall was on the site of the present-day Widener Library (Harvard Fine Arts Library, Digital Images and Slides Collection 1980.10382, http://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork245299/catalog).

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In 1991, at the opening of an exhibition to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Houghton Library, Roger Stoddard related “How Harvard Didn’t Get Its Rare Books and Manuscripts”—why Harvard has no library of medieval manuscripts... Read more about Why George Washington’s Library Is Not at Harvard

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