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Digital Collections Update & Digital Storytelling Projects

It wouldn’t be my turn at writing a blog if postcards didn’t come up, so here you go: all the postcards we had sent away to be scanned by a commercial company are now completed and returned to us. In

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From the Stacks: William Watts’s Seats of the Nobility and Gentry (1786)

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennett amusingly admits to her sister Jane that she may have begun to like Mr. Darcy just a bit more after visiting his grand estate at Pemberley. What’s fascinating about this development in the novel,

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From the Stacks: The Robinson Collection

I recently came across an older brochure for a collection of sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century books in our stacks referred to as the Robinson Collection. I had not seen the brochure before and was intrigued by the description of

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The 2nd Annual Special Collections Lecture: Telling the Stories of Freedom Summer

During the summer of 1964, the Western College campus in Oxford, Ohio served as the training ground for a remarkable undertaking: the coordinated and determinedly peaceful effort to register African-Americans to vote in the hostile and heavily segregated state of

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Albums du Père Castor: “with that delicate gaiety which shows they come from the French…”

  The Père Castor Albums published by Flammarion in 1930s were a huge contribution to children’s literature, and not only in France. They were translated and reissued many times and many generations in many countries remember their animal and nature

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Miami Football Film Archive

Tomorrow is the 119th meeting between the Miami and Cincinnati football teams.  The two teams first played in 1888, resulting in a 0-0 tie.  They have played every year since 1909 (excluding the war years of 1943 and 1944).  During

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News and Events

Our current and recent past exhibits are now available as digital stories in the style of the New York Times' Snow Fall project.

Announcing a new digital collection: the WMUB Archives, featuring student-produced radio and television programs from the late 1960s.

The 2014 Annual Special Collections Lecture will be held October 10th 4-6 PM, featuring a panel of three Freedom Summer volunteers: Roland Duerksen, Carole Colca, and Mark Levy.