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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 History Graduate Student in the Library’s Special Collections

One of the great advantages of receiving a graduate degree through Miami University’s History Department is the guaranteed assistantship position that provides for your tuition and living stipend. The default assistantship is a teaching position alongside one of the many

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The Western College Memorial Archives website has been moved into the Special Collections & Archives website.

The Native American Women Playwrights Archive website has been moved into the Special Collections & Archives website.

Our summer exhibit Miami and Oxford in the 1960s is now on display!