Month: October 2014

Digital Collections Update & Digital Storytelling Projects

It wouldn’t be my turn at writing a blog if postcards didn’t come up, so here you go: all the postcards we had sent away to be scanned by a commercial company are now completed and returned to us. In

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From the Stacks: William Watts’s Seats of the Nobility and Gentry (1786)

In Jane Austen’s¬†Pride and Prejudice,¬†Elizabeth Bennett amusingly admits to her sister Jane that she may have begun to like Mr. Darcy just a bit more after visiting his grand estate at Pemberley. What’s fascinating about this development in the novel,

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From the Stacks: The Robinson Collection

I recently came across an older brochure for a collection of sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century books in our stacks referred to as the Robinson Collection. I had not seen the brochure before and was intrigued by the description of

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The 2nd Annual Special Collections Lecture: Telling the Stories of Freedom Summer

During the summer of 1964, the Western College campus in Oxford, Ohio served as the training ground for a remarkable undertaking: the coordinated and determinedly peaceful effort to register African-Americans to vote in the hostile and heavily segregated state of

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