Monthly Archives: April 2013
This Just In: Horsing Around!
From time to time the Small Special Collections Library receives a transformative gift that reshapes its collections and collecting in unexpected, unusual, and ultimately very beneficial ways. One such gift was the 1985 bequest of the Marion duPont Scott Sporting … Continue reading
The ABCs of Special Collections: A is for…
There are so many items in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library that it would be impossible to tell you about each and every one. However, in our new series, the ABCs of Special Collections, which will run … Continue reading
The Taxman: What a Founder, a Poet, and a Fascist Have in Common
Tax records are probably the last thing you would think that Special Collections libraries possess. However, along with our many books, photographs, letters, drawings, and more, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library has financial records, such as tax … Continue reading
Black Alumni Weekend: Manuscripts and Mimosas
Every other year, hundreds of black alumni come back to Grounds to have fun with old friends, reminisce about their time at the University, and attend insightful open houses and seminars, ranging from education to entertainment to entrepreneurship. The staff … Continue reading
This Just In: First Cat in Space?
Now that we have your attention, in this post we feature a miscellany of recent book acquisitions. Before the rise of newspapers, news was often disseminated in the form of inexpensive pamphlets sold in bookshops and hawked on the street. … Continue reading