Tag: history

Head’s Up: The Value of Special Collections

  “How much is it worth?” That’s often the first question we’re asked about materials in Special Collections, and when people ask that question they’re really asking about market value – the monetary value an item has in the marketplace.

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Head’s Up: Traveling with Victorians

Late last year a new book by Dr. John H. “Jack” White, Jr. (MU ’58) was published by the Indiana University Press.  Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America is noteworthy for many reasons, as

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The Portrait of a King

On January 30th, 1649, Royalists in England were dealt a heavy blow when the Rump Parliament executed Charles I for the charge of high treason. However, a mere ten days later, a book surfaced claiming to be the autobiographical writings of

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