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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 master volume is set a little low so it may be necessary to turn up your speakers. The video features a panel of Freedom Summer volunteers first recounting their own stories and then taking questions from the audience. … Continue reading


Head's Up: The 2 Per Cent

The Grolier Club is a private and prominent club for book collectors and other bibliophiles that dates to the late 19th century when the collecting of fine books and the history of printing arts were the occupation of wealthy men. Chartered by a group of eight interested collectors its membership now numbers 800. … Continue reading


From the Stacks: The Call of the Wild

I picked Jack London's The Call of the Wild for this blog post when the temperature was in the teens and snow covered the ground. Our fourth printing of the 1903 edition of London's Yukon tale about Buck, the mixed Saint Bernard, Scottish shepherd dog, would have been a suitable blog topic but instead I chose our 1960 Limited Editions Club copy. … Continue reading


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The Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives have moved their digital records to a new ArchivesSpace platform.

The recording of our second Annual Lecture, Telling Our Stories: Building the Freedom Summer Legacy, is now available online.

Our Spring 2015 exhibit will be titled The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda. The exhibit will be guest curated by Katherine Wills, a graduate student in the History Department, and will run January 26 - May 15.