Celebratory volumes (Festschriften in German, melanges in French) are often published and presented to a prominent scholar to mark a 70th birthday, retirement, or other occasion. These very often include a biographical introduction and the recipient's bibliography.
To find them in the HOLLIS Catalog do a search of the form: <Recipient's name [Title keywords] OR Recipient's name [Subject keywords]> in Expanded Search. A Command Search of the form: <wrd= (recipient's name or other keyword) AND wqf=1> will retrieve only Festschrifts. WorldCat (in Harvard Libraries) may list festschrifts not held by Harvard.
Festschrifts are listed in:
Internationale Jahresbibliographie der Festschriften, 1980- .
LOCATION: Widener: RR 7.35.10 Latest. Harvard Depository Earlier
LOCATION: Widener: Harvard Depository XVTS 149
Continues: Leistner, Otto. Internationale Bibliographie der Festschriften von den Anfängen bis 1979 : mit Sachregister. 2. erw. Aufl. Osnabrck : Biblio Verlag, 1984-1986. 3 v.
LOCATION: Widener: RR 7. 35
Includes Festschrifts published as special issues of periodicals and so not usually in HOLLIS or WorldCat.
The Festschrift drawers of the Widener card catalog have been retained in the West Reading Room.