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Jemima, Duchess of Kent and Wrest Park: A Provenance Story

I'm a sucker for a book with a fancy provenance and I've written about some of my favorites in our collections here and here. And since it's always nice to end the work week on a high note, I thought I'd indulge myself once again by writing a blog post on another book I found while cataloging pre-1800 titles in our backlog. … Continue reading

Myaamia Collection Updates

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 Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. As an employee of Special Collections I work solely with the Myaamia Collection and any other materials related to Myaamia people. My current positions was created by Special Collections and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma in order to organize the materials housed here at Miami University and make them more accessible to Tribal members and other researchers that may be interested … Continue reading

From the Stacks: Cosmos

This week I have chosen to highlight some of our astronomy books in Special Collections. The inspiration for this choice came from Neil DeGrasse Tyson's current television show, Cosmos, A Space Time Odyssey. This series is a follow-up to Carl Sagan's 1980s, Cosmos, A Personal Voyage. Tyson, like Sagan before him, is making the knowledge about our universe understandable and exciting to viewers. … Continue reading

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