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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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From the Stacks: Alexandre Benois

Recently I shifted the framed art in the André and Catherine de Saint-Rat collection, which drew my attention to how little this collection is known and used. In class presentations and private viewings I most often pull books and portfolios,

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Special Collections First Curator

As the department began to pull together materials for our exhibit for Alumni Weekend, Miami and Oxford in the 1960s, I looked through some old files for images of Alumni Library. I found some wonderful photographs that were taken in the

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A Thursday discovery: Brezhnev poster

As the Slavic Librarian and the Cataloger, I get to spend one day each week in Special Collections, mostly cataloging Slavic materials in the de Saint-Rat collection, occasionally helping with other materials or tending the desk. I enjoy and am

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Hail and Farewell (along with proof that 80’s hairdos were the worst)

One of the realities of growing older is witnessing profound changes in the world as well as in one’s personal life. When I started working at Miami as a newly-minted professional librarian in November 1984, there were print collections on

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Introducing: The Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection

Like most special collections and archives we have a backlog in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections.  This backlog consists of both uncataloged books as well as unprocessed manuscript collections.  One of the items recently removed from our backlog is the

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A reception for our fall exhibit The Creative Codex will be held Thursday October 22, 4-6 PM, in King 320. Local artist Diane Stemper, whose works are featured in the exhibit, will speak at the reception.

Our fall exhibit The Creative Codex is now on display in King 321!

Our summer exhibit Miami and Oxford in the 1960s is now available online!