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Daguerreotypes at Harvard had its genesis in a 1995 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which enabled Harvard to make important advances toward preserving and enhancing access to daguerreotypes in the University's library and museum collections. A multi-year grant awarded in 2005 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported further scientific study of the images, conservation treatment, and documentation. Daguerreotypes at Harvard was produced through the Photograph Conservation Program of the Weissman Preservation Center in collaboration with the Virtual Collections Service of the Office for Information Systems in the Harvard University Library. The development of Daguerreotypes at Harvard was made possible in part by the generous support of Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Harvard University Library

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library

Barbara Graham, Associate Director of the University Library for Administration and Programs

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the Harvard University Library and the Harvard College Library and Director of the Weissman Preservation Center

Brenda Bernier, Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator, Weissman Preservation Center


Harvard College Library

Nancy Cline, Roy E. Larsen Library of Harvard College

Rebecca Graham, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Preservation, Digitization, and Administrative Services

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the Harvard University Library and the Harvard College Library


Project Team

Melissa Banta, Program Officer for Photographs, Weissman Preservation Center

Robert Burton, Cataloger for Photographs, Weissman Preservation, Center, Harvard University Library

Bill Comstock, Head, Imaging Services, Preservation and Imaging Department, Harvard College Library

Enrique Diaz, Designer/Multimedia Specialist, Harvard College Library

Maggie Hale, HCL Librarian for Collections Digitization, Imaging Services, Preservation and Imaging Department, Harvard College Library

Jane Hedberg, Senior Preservation Program Officer, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University Library

Miriam Leigh, Collections Digitization Assistant, Harvard College Library

David Remington, Digital Imaging and Photography Services, Harvard College Library

Stephen Sylvester, Photographer, Imaging Services, Preservation and Imaging Department, Harvard College Library

Michael Vandermillen, Digital Library Software Engineer, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University Library

Julie Wetherill, Documentation and Outreach Librarian, Office for Information System, Harvard University Library

Vitaly Zakuta, Digital Projects Librarian, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University Library

Robert Zinck, Jr., Photographer, Imaging Services, Preservation and Imaging Department, Harvard College Library


Web Site Design

Robert Levers, Levers Advertising and Design


Web Site Implementation

Aristos Koyanis


Contributing Curators

Kathryn Hammond Baker, Deputy Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lisa DeCesare, Reference/Archives Librarian, Botany Libraries, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Alison Doane, Curator of Astronomical Photographs, Harvard College Observatory Plate Stacks, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Joanne Donovan, Audio-Visual and Photographic Cataloger, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Melinda Spitzer Johnston, Curator of Digital and Visual Resources, Harvard Law School Library Special Collections

Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Fogg Art Museum and Head Curator, Harvard University Art Museums

Michelle Lamuniere, Charles C. Cunningham, Senior Assistant Curator of Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums

Laura Linard, Director of Baker Library Historical Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Paula Lupton, Collections Manager, Artemas Ward House Museum, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Hope Mayo, Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Robin McElheny, Associate University Archivist for Archival Programs, Harvard University Archives, Harvard University Library

Jeff Mifflin, Archivist, Historic Collections, Massachusetts General Hospital

Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

India Spartz, Senior Archivist, Peabody Museum Archives, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Fredric Woodbridge Wilson, Curator, Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Robert Young, Special Collections Librarian, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Contributing Repositories

Artemas Ward Museum, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Baker Library Historical Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Botany Libraries, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Harvard College Observatory Plate Stacks, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Harvard Law School Library Special Collections

Harvard University Archives, Harvard University Library

Fogg Art Museum Department of Photographs, Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Theatre Collection/Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Department of Printing and Graphic Arts/Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Modern Books and Manuscripts/Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Massachusetts General HospitalArchives and Special Collections

Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Arthur and ElizabethSchlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


Special Thanks

Catherine Blatz, Publications Coordinator, Harvard University Library

Stephen Chapman, Open Collections Program Manager, Harvard University Library

Peter Kosewski, Director of Publications and Communications, Harvard University Library


Home Page Images

Edwin Forrest in the role of King Lear
Attributed to Mathew Brady
ca. 1840–1860
Half-plate daguerreotype
Harvard Theatre Collection
TC-46

Renty
J. T. Zealy
1850
Quarter-plate daguerreotype
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
35-5-10/53037 (D1)

Horatio Alger, Harvard class of 1852
John Adams Whipple
1852
Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Harvard University Archives
HUD 252.716 vt

Moon
John Adams Whipple
1851
Quarter-plate daguerreotype
Harvard College Observatory Library
OB-8

Anna Cora Mowatt
Photographer unknown
ca. 1840–1860
Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
AM93-9-1z