Author Archives: Milissa Burkart

New Exhibit in Special Collections

A Stranger from Paradise:  The Divine Vision of William Blake An exhibit featuring selected facsimiles from the Kay and Roger Easson Library of William Blake. William Blake (1757-1827)—English poet, printmaker, and painter—was largely unappreciated and misunderstood during his lifetime.  A … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Finale)

On the night of September 2nd, 1916, the  Germans mounted the largest airship attack yet on Britain with thirteen airships crossing the North Sea heading for the Midlands and London.  One of the ships was spotted by the searchlights and … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Part two)

The WWI pilot was passionate about flying, wanting nothing more than to be in the air. But, life for these pilots could be terrifying, brutal, and short. Many lost their lives (or their nerve) before finishing flight school. Others lost … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Part one)

With the summer of 1914 came the start of the First World War. At the time, the aeroplane was seen simply as a tool for reconnaissance and observation— some military generals were dubious of their use for even that purpose—so, … Continue reading

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