Blog Archives

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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Digital Collections Update: Featuring World War I Germany and Bob Hope

Once again, it’s time for another update about our digital collections! Now that the semester is underway, we are back to regularly adding new postcards. As I wrote about earlier this year, thanks to generous donations from Clyde N. Bowden,

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New Fall Exhibit: Stories of Freedom Summer from the Western College Memorial Archives

Our fall exhibit featuring materials from the Western College Memorial Archives’ Freedom Summer collections is now open and will run through December 12th.  Stories of Freedom Summer highlights the experiences of three Mississippi  Summer Project volunteers, Carole Gross Colca, Roland Duerksen,

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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.