Month: February 2014

From the Stacks: Solomon Northrup, Free Man

With the recent attention garnered by the movie version of Solomon Northrup’s memoir Twelve Years a Slave, it occurred to me it would be a good idea to acquire a first edition of the book for Special Collections. Not to

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Valentine’s Day Postcards

Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to showcase some of our Valentine postcards from the Charles Shields collection. We have over a thousand postcards celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many themes are represented in these cards: cupid is certainly popular, as are

For the Amusement of Youth: Early Board and Card Games in Special Collections

Whenever we can, we like to plan our exhibits to align with university-wide thematic programming.  Last year’s Summer Reading Program selection, Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World,  inspired many games