Enjoy this three-dimensional viewing experience of the Cardozo sculptograph, courtesy of our colleagues at the Weissman Preservation Center of Harvard Library.
Deep Cuts: The B-Side of Historical & Special Collections
Deep Cut: True gems that are found later in an album, a B-side. Rarely if ever played on the radio.
B-Side: (the music recorded on) the supporting or less important side of a single-playing gramophone record.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections (HSC) is home to one of the largest collections of rare legal materials in the world. You might expect to find rare books, illuminated manuscripts, collections of scholarly papers, portraits, photographs, and material documenting the history of HLS in our collections … and you would be right. This is the “A-side” of HSC – the popular items people expect to find when they visit HSC in person and online.
But this exhibit is about the B-side of HSC: the bizarre, the unusual, the hidden gems. Locks of hair, fabric flowers, books bound in wallpaper, recordings in nearly obsolete formats, long-forgotten student publications, and surprising items in otherwise traditional collections of faculty papers … it’s all here in the B-side of HSC.
The exhibit was curated by HSC staff: Karen Beck, Jessica Farrell, Jane Kelly, Edwin Moloy, Mary Person, and Lesley Schoenfeld. It will be on view in the Library's Caspersen Room 9:00-5:00 daily October 2016 through March 2017.