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Harvard’s guide to Star Trek

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The Houghton Library, Harvard University’s rare book collection, is known for its first editions and scholarly manuscripts from the past, like its archive of Emily Dickinson’s papers.

Now its archive extends to the future—or at least someone’s idea of the future. As the Harvard Gazette reports, the library recently acquired a copy of “The Star Trek Guide,” a set of writer’s guidelines for the visionary ’60s television show.

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