Month: November 2013

Preservation Measures: Custom Boxes

Previously on this blog I’ve talked about encapsulation as one example of a preservation measure used to ensure continued access to the materials in Special Collections. In this post, I am going to address another enclosure method used to protect

The Willa Cather Collection

In response to a reference question last week I found myself searching through various department files, reading articles about the history and background of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections. I found the answer to my question in an article from

Head’s Up: We’re Baaaack!

For a variety of reasons, for the last several years there have been few programs or events sponsored by Special Collections to engage with the public, share and promote our collections, and perhaps most importantly, thank the many generous individuals

Announcing the Bowden Postcard Collection Online

I am pleased to announce our latest online collection: the Bowden Postcard Collection Online! The collection is named for Clyde Bowden, a retired librarian and Miami alumnus (’52), to whom we owe our incredible postcard collection. In 1986, the Special