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Houghton Library presents Hofer Prize

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The Houghton Library recently awarded the 2010 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art to five Harvard graduate students.

Each year, the Philip Hofer prize is awarded to a student whose collection of books or works of art best exemplifies the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination represented by Philip Hofer ’21, L.H.D. ’67, founder and first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library as well as secretary of the Fogg Art Museum.

The entries are judged on purpose, consistency, and quality. The prize was established by Melvin R. Seiden ’52, L.L.B. ’55, to encourage student interest in collecting.

To read the full story, visit the Harvard College Library Web site.