Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard Houghton Library.University.
The Library holds collections of papers of Samuel Johnson, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May Alcott, along with the papers of other notable transcendentalists, Henry James, William James, Theodore Roosevelt, T.S. Eliot, E.E. Cummings, James Joyce, Gore Vidal, John Updike and many others.
It is comprised of five major curatorial departments: Early Books and Manuscripts, which includes a large collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and over 2,500 incunabula; Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, featuring the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson; Modern Books and Manuscripts; Printing & Graphic Arts which documents the history and art of book production; and The Harvard Theatre Collection covering the history of the performing arts.
~Irina Klyagin is a processing archivist at the Harvard Theatre Collection at the Houghton Library and scholar of Russian theatre and dance.