ABCs of Special Collections: Y is for…

We have traveled a long way from “A” to “X” and have landed at the letter: Y is for Yaddo Yaddo is a retreat for artists in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife, … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: W is for…

Well, Well, Well, what have we here? But the letter W, of course! W is for Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward One of the first American feminist writers, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward gained wide-spread popularity in her day. Her novel The … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: S is for

Happy New Year!  We are glad to return with the newest installment of our alphabetical series.  As promised, we are starting 2014 with the letter S for Senape, Antonio Very little is known of Antonio Senape, a prolific pen and … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: P is for

For your alphabetical pleasure, we present the letter: P is for Ron Padgett As a high school student in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ron Pagett co-founded the low budget journal, The White Dove Review, boldly soliciting poems from many of the avant-garde … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: O is for…

With more letters behind us than left to go, we now come down to the surprisingly subversive  letter… O is for Octoroon During the European colonial period and throughout chattel slavery in the Americas, a new terminology sprung up to … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: K is for…

We are almost at the half-way mark with today’s letter: K is for Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Best known for The Metamorphosis (1915), Franz Kafka is arguably one of the most influential writers of the 20th-century. In 1908, his first eight … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: J is for…

Of course, we had to begin the letter “J” with the most famous “J” of all at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library! J is for Jamestown The Virginia Company of London received a charter from James I … Continue reading