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New Digital Collections Portal

As of Friday April 16, 2014, the portal to our digital collections is now On behalf of Special Collections and the Center for Digital Scholarship, I am excited to announce the launch of our new digital collections portal. The

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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

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Myaamia Collection Updates

This week’s post is by a guest writer, John Bickers. 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

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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

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Library Instruction and the Artist’s Book

In addition to many other activities, Special Collections is often host to a variety of classes and instruction sessions, usually led by our primary instructor, Librarian Kimberly Tully. While certain areas of study, such as history and literature, seem an

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Soviet Children’s Book Illustration Reform: Vladimir Lebedev (1891-1967)

Vladimir Lebedev is considered the greatest reformer and the most prolific and successful children’s book illustrator in the Soviet Union. Many generations of Soviet and post-Soviet children were raised on the works of this brilliant and versatile painter. Illustration wasn’t

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