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Bravo!: Publishing the opera in London, Paris, and New York

After a recent trip to Cincinnati with three of my Special Collections colleagues to see Bizet’s Carmen performed at the Cincinnati Opera, I’ve begun to explore the wonderfully opulent world of opera.  I’m quickly becoming enamored with this passionate and

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Head’s Up: A Family Affair

This summer we are highlighting one of our major collections in our main exhibit: Covington’s Cincinnati: The Samuel Fulton Covington Collection (June 4-Aug 1). I have had the pleasure of collaborating on this exhibit with John H. (Jack) White, MU ’58

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Happy Birthday America

Since the Fourth of July is Friday, it seems only natural to use my blog post to celebrate our Nation’s birth. I looked through an assortment of our children’s books and came up with a variety of expressions on what

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From the Stacks: Karen Hanmer’s Biblio Tech

As someone with both a professional and personal interest in book arts and bookbinding, one of my favorite items found in Special Collections is Biblio Tech: Reverse Engineering Historical and Modern Binding Structures with a Focus on Board Attachment by Karen

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Alumni Weekend – Cradle of Coaches

Miami University will be having its annual Alumni Weekend, June 19-22.  Among the events will be a presentation on the Cradle of Coaches by Johnathan Cooper of the Miami University Libraries.  The presentation is titled “Cradle of Coaches: A Legacy

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Bowden Postcard Collection Online Update: Donations, Maps, and More

Please note that, as of June 1st, the URL of the Bowden Postcard Collection Online is It’s been about a year since the project first began, so I thought now would be a good time to review the latest

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