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The story of Harvard library's emergence to its modern preeminence is told in this collection of thousands of documents from the university's archives. Included are reproductions of valuable documents from the library's formative days up through modern times. Included are reports, letters, library regulations, charging records, financial reports, catalogs, inventories, and lists of prohibited books. Access to these materials gives researchers the opportunity to see how Harvard's librarians have dealt with wide-ranging issues over the years. The problmes of cataloging the largest academic collection in the world, overcoming inadequate funding, putting together a viable decentralized library system, and handling space shortages are among the many concerns addressed here.

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