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Make Way for a Celebration

September marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of Robert McCloskey, the much-honored and beloved children's author and illustrator who was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 15, 1914. A new documentary by Sam Ashworth will be premiered during the McCloskey Centennial Celebration Event on the Miami Hamilton campus, Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Wilks Conference Center. A panel including his daughters will discuss his legacy … Continue reading


Off to College: Passages from Student Diaries in Special Collections

This week we are witnessing the return of students to Miami's campus for the start of the new academic year, along with the arrival of first year students. It is an exciting time. It can also be a stressful event. I thought I would celebrate this "move-in" week by sharing the experiences of two early Miami students as they left home to attend college … Continue reading


Did you say...Spue?

When walking through the special collections' stacks, it can be very alarming to come across a book or section of books covered in white blooms, as was the case with our Erodelphian Literary Society and Miami Union Literary Society book collection. Both the Erodelphian Literary Society and Miami Union Literary Society were formed at the end of 1825 and amassed their own libraries for member use … Continue reading


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