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Myaamia Collection Updates

This week’s post is by a guest writer, John Bickers. My name is John Bickers and I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m currently a senior at Miami University as well as a citizen of the

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New Manuscripts in Special Collections

About a year ago, I wrote about our discovery of two uncatalogued manuscript leaves. Since then, we have hosted a paleography lecture to a class of French literature. Buoyed by positive feedback from the seminar and with intent to hold

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Digital Collections: A Year in Review

Welcome everyone to 2014! 2013 was an exciting year for our digital collections here in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections. I was brought on board to help expand the digital services of Special Collections in February and it has been

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Announcing the Bowden Postcard Collection Online

I am pleased to announce our latest online collection: the Bowden Postcard Collection Online! The collection is named for Clyde Bowden, a retired librarian and Miami alumnus (’52), to whom we owe our incredible postcard collection. In 1986, the Special

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On Literary Forgeries, An Essay By Socrates

Given the myriad and ferocious debates over copyright and ownership in the news today, it is difficult to believe that anyone would ever not want to take credit for their work, and yet literary forgery has a long and strange

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New Online Exhibit: A Gift of History

I am excited to announce the release of our first wholly digital exhibit: A Gift of History! This exhibit features the original 19th century Miami annuity rolls which were donated by Margaret Sue Strass to the Myaamia Heritage Museum and

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