Are the Glass Plate Collection and Wolbach Library the same?
Harvard's Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection is a special collection administered by the Wolbach Library. The Wolbach Library contains collections owned by both the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The Glass Plate Collection is a Harvard College Observatory collection.
What are the Plate Stacks?
How do I access high resolution images of glass plates?
How do I request permission to publish glass plate images?
Please complete this short reproduction request form. A member of the Wolbach staff will follow up with you. Image credit lines should read: "Harvard College Observatory, Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection."
How do I arrange a tour of the Plate Stacks?
Tours of the Plate Stacks are temporarily suspended. We hope to resume tours shortly.
How do I arrange a research visit to the Plate Stacks?
In-person research visits to the Plate Stacks are temporarily suspended. We hope to resume in-person research visits shortly.
The Plate Stacks are open to researchers by appointment only. Researchers are not permitted access the Glass Plate Collection without a staff member present.