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“The Blokadnitsy Project,” an exhibit by Jill Bough, presents photographs of women who survived the Siege of Leningrad. Each photo collage (of which only a detail appears here) is framed with artifacts from the women's apartments and a statement, like this one by Emma: "The stress we felt was not just about the war. It was the fact that we were prisoners."

Haunted by the siege

70 years later, Leningrad survivors tell their stories through words and images as part of 'Blokadnitsy Project'



Among the 33,000 Colonial North American images Harvard has digitized so far is “Problem 6th” from the 1795 student mathematical notebook of William Tudor (1779-1830), who graduated from Harvard College in 1796. He used the drawing to playfully transport himself to an island in the Pacific Ocean. Tudor became a leading literary figure in Boston, coined the phrase “Athens of America” for his native city, and helped found the first American railroad.

A Colonial goldmine

Two digital projects aim to bring vast numbers of early documents, many unexamined, to light