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Renovation Continues: A Peek Behind the Curtain

We want to share some of the progress that has being made on the new Special Collections and Archives facility. Special Collections continues to be open during the renovation, though we do not have access to some of our collections.

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Renovation Has Begun

Renovation of the third floor of King Library has begun. Offices around the perimeter of the floor were moved and the demolition of walls has been completed. In Special Collections we started physically preparing for the renovation last July. We

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Oxford College – Olive Flower

Oxford Female High School was founded by Bethania Crocker and supported by R.H. Bishop, W. H. McGuffey, and J. W. Scott beginning about 1831. It might have met in a house on South Main Street. (Hamilton Intelligencer 1833) Oxford Female

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Moving the Gym

The Miami University Archives has a sizable collection of glass negatives. The pictures are fascinating, but one caught my eye. It is a picture of the move of Herron Gymnasium. The gymnasium was picked up and moved 522 feet east

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Mystery in the Vault: Ethiopian Prayer Book

You can skip straight to the prayer book by clicking here As librarians we always want to know as much as possible about every book we have. But sometimes that is not always possible. One of my favorite ‘mysteries’ that

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“Communism is the youth of the world…”: The newest addition to the collection of Russian materials

The most recent Russian acquisition in Special Collections is “MIUD” by Vladimir Mayakovsky, written in 1926 and published in 1930 by Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo. It is a short children’s book in verse in the typical Mayakovsky style: bold, dramatic, and categorical.

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News and Events

New exhibit launched: Steam Boats & Steam Ships: Oceans, Lakes, & Rivers!

Pictures and video of our Third Annual Special Collections Lecture are now online!

Our Ethiopian Coptic Prayer Book can now be viewed online!