Month: March 2013

From the Stacks: Weeb Ewbank and the Cradle of Coaches

Weeb Ewbank was an NFL head coach for the Baltimore Colts (1954-1962) and the New York Jets (1963-1973), and was inducted into the  NFL Hall of Fame in 1978.  However, before he was a coach, Weeb was an athlete here

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ABC for Book Collectors: Fore-Edge Painting

For anyone who has an interest in books, bookbinding, and book collecting, John Carter’s ABC For Book Collectors is an invaluable resource. It has long been established as the most informative reference book on the subject. With over 490 alphabetical

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Discovering Uncataloged Materials

Not all materials held by a library are necessarily cataloged. Recently, a single leaf of vellum was found in a frame with nothing more than a note on the back reading ‘1240 France Bible’. Although we have no more information

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On Their Way to the Stacks

I am responsible for getting books onto the shelves in Special Collections. While student employees shelve most of our books, for a variety of reasons many books end up on my desk. This last week there seemed to be such

From the Stacks: John Pont and the Cradle of Coaches

John Pont is a former football player and coach here at Miami University.  He played running back for Woody Hayes (1949-1950) and Ara Paresghian (1951).  In 1951 he was named All-American as well as setting several school records.  Pont was

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