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Widener : biography of a library

Author: Matthew Battles
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since its opening in 1915, the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library has led a spirited life as Harvard's physical and, in a sense, its symbolic heart. Originally intended as the memorial to one man, it quickly grew into a symbol of the life of the mind with few equals anywhere - and like all symbols, it has enjoyed its share of contest and contradiction." "With illustrations and narrative, Widener: Biography of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Battles, Matthew.
Widener.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library, ©2004
(OCoLC)609143093
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Battles
ISBN: 0674016688 9780674016682
OCLC Number: 56647060
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Battles.

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"Since its opening in 1915, the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library has led a spirited life as Harvard's physical and, in a sense, its symbolic heart. Originally intended as the memorial to one man, it quickly grew into a symbol of the life of the mind with few equals anywhere - and like all symbols, it has enjoyed its share of contest and contradiction." "With illustrations and narrative, Widener: Biography of a Library is not only a record of benefactors and collections; it is the tale of the students, scholars, and staff who give a great library its life."--BOOK JACKET.

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