Thursday, November 1, 2012

Note-taking at Harvard

From Harvard University’s museums and libraries, a virtual exhibition about note-taking. My favorites: pages from George Lyman Kittredge’s commonplace book (such handwriting) and two readers’ annotations of a page from Rollo May.

Seeing the name Harvard and the word note-taking reminds me that my professor Jim Doyle once told a story of discovering in Widener Library a volume of Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough with notes by T. S. Eliot. Ever dutiful, Jim sought out a librarian, who took the book away at once. End of story.

A related post
From the Doyle edition (a page of T. S. Eliot, with notes)

[Found via Notebook Stories.]

comments: 3

Gunther said...

Thank you for posting this – what a great exhibition!

Michael Leddy said...

You’re welcome, Gunther. Did you see the Thoreau pencils?

Gunther said...

I still haven't looked at every exhibit yet so had to search for them. Amazing!