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Mystery in the Vault: Ethiopian Prayer Book

You can skip straight to the prayer book by clicking here As librarians we always want to know as much as possible about every book we have. But sometimes that is not always possible. One of my favorite ‘mysteries’ that

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Making a Book into a Video

With the new school year beginning, we are excited to roll out our Fall 2015 exhibit: The Creative Codex: Books as Art in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections! Curated by Preservation Librarian Ashley Jones and Curator of Special Collections Carly

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Shakespeare Folio Reboot

It’s April 23rd, and that means a very Happy Shakespeare Day to everyone! As part of the celebrations commemorating the 399th anniversary of his death (we thought about putting this off another year but just couldn’t wait), we are very

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Annual Lecture Video and End of the Year Updates

2014 is almost over! A few updates about our digital holdings before the break. First, the recording of our second Special Collections Annual Lecture Telling our Stories: Building the Freedom Summer Legacy is now online here. Please note the audio

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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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Digital Collections Update: Featuring World War I Germany and Bob Hope

Once again, it’s time for another update about our digital collections! Now that the semester is underway, we are back to regularly adding new postcards. As I wrote about earlier this year, thanks to generous donations from Clyde N. Bowden,

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News and Events

Pictures and video of our Third Annual Special Collections Lecture are now online!

Our Ethiopian Coptic Prayer Book can now be viewed online!

The Miami University Archives webpage is now a part of the Special Collections & Archives site!