Month: February 2013

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer

Jacky Johnson, Archivist at Western College Memorial Archives, and editor of Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer (Miami University Press), has compiled the first book to provide detailed information about the Freedom Summer Memorial on the campus of

Celebrating (and Researching) African American History

Miami University Libraries will be celebrating Black History Month with its 24th Annual African American Read-In on Wednesday, February 20th between 11 and 2 in the Howe Writing Center, located on the first floor of King Library.  Participants in the

From the Stacks: Robinson Crusoe

One of the most widely published books in history, Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on April 25, 1719 under the original title The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who

From the Stacks: How To Go Downstairs

One of the fascinations of the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey is its depiction of the highly-structured world of the servants living below stairs. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections hold some volumes that describe the real world behind the fictional lives of the