TakeNote: An Exploration of Notetaking in Harvard University Collections
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TakeNote: An Exploration of Notetaking in Harvard University Collections [via mefi projects, nasreddin is Curator and Coordinator]
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TakeNote is a virtual exhibition of historical notes--and note-like things--found in the collections of 13 Harvard University libraries
, curated by leading scholars in the history of the book, and sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The exhibition itself--available in a grid
view--features downloadable high-resolution images, commenting, and tagging. There is also a selection of interpretive itineraries
through the exhibit, written by experts in the field (excepting myself), and a bibliography
of links and sources related to notetaking. The project is linked to the Take Note Conference
, due to take place at Radcliffe (in Cambridge, Mass.) on Nov. 1st and 2nd.
Some of the exhibit's gems:
• A collection of recordings of Greek Orthodox liturgical singing done by Laura Bolton on Mount Patmos in 1960, with mp3s available.
• An illustrated and annotated Japanese falconry manual from the 16th century.
• The delightful diary and doodles of nineteenth-century zoologist A. E. Verrill.
• Discussion in marginalia by readers of 1950s pop-existentialism.
• Text and musical notes from a medieval choirbook.
• Field notes from Baluchistan, Iran, in the 1950s.
And, of course, much, much more!