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Don’t Rock the Cradle: Books in Exhibition Symposium

Each year in Special Collections we do a minimum of three large-scale exhibits as well as numerous smaller (single case) exhibits. These exhibits are used for a variety of outreach purposes, from working with graduate students, faculty, and alumni to

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The Ready Ones Exhibit Reception and the Honoring of Jack White

Tuesday March 17th was not only a day dedicated to St. Patrick, but at the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and Archives, it was a day to celebrate scholars and their research. Special Collections and Archives held a public reception celebrating

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Forever Friends: Jack White and Special Collections

Update: Class of 1958 alumnus honors mother’s legacy with bequest to Miami University Libraries One of the pleasures of working in Special Collections is having the opportunity to meet individuals who share our passion for libraries, history, literature, the book

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The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda

This Spring I had the opportunity as a graduate student to curate the exhibit, The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda for my master’s thesis project. It will be on display from January 25th until May 16th.

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New Additions to the John Hough James Manuscript Collections

The Miami University Libraries Walter Havighurst Special Collections and Archives received several John Hough James manuscript letters from a generous donor, Mr. Arthur F. Humphrey III. The letters consist of personal correspondence, land deeds, and a court case. John Hough

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Custom Enclosures: Diane Stemper Artist Books

Preservation constructs numerous boxes and enclosures for Special Collections materials. In fact, in 2014 we made over 400 boxes for special collections materials. Occasionally we will receive an item that needs a little bit more than a normal box can provide.

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New digital storytelling longform now available for our 2015 Spring Exhibit The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda!

Mark your calendars! Spring Exhibit Reception Tuesday, March 17, 4-6 p.m., King Library. Free and open to the public.

Our 2015 Spring Exhibit The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda is now open!