Category Archives: Guide to Literary and Related Materials

First Friday Exhibit and Bloomsday Celebration

Each year on June 16, people around the world celebrate one of the greatest works of modern literature: James Joyce’s Ulysses. Set on a single day in 1904 Dublin, the book follows in careful detail the rather uneventful life of … Continue reading

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The Henneke Archives of Performing Arts

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Edwardian Fiction

In England, the first decade of the twentieth century represented a time of unique social contradiction. On the one hand, society was moving into the accelerating age of technology, while on the other, it was attempting to hold on to … Continue reading

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The Rush Greenslade Library

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Native American Collections

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Robert Frost

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Factory House library

In 1982 McFarlin Library added a most unusual collection of nineteenth century fiction formed at the time the books were being published. In the early 1820s the merchants and wine-traders who had come from Britain and settled in Porto (also … Continue reading

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The Tage la Cour Collection of Popular Fiction

In 1979, Special Collection acquired the Tage la Cour library of popular fiction. This library is made up of detective novels, western novels, science fiction, and other works that are often classified as ‘entertainments.’ The authors represented range from P. … Continue reading

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The Joyce Bell Witt Collection of California Fine Printing

The cornerstone of this collection is an extensive holding of the publications from the Book Club of California, from its beginning in 1913 to 1986, with a few as late as 1993. There are nearly 400 books that reflect not … Continue reading

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Proletarian Collections

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is home to two separate collections of radical socialist and communist related materials. These are the Harold Leventhal proletarian archive (coll. no. 2006.003) and the Peter Howard proletarian library. There are other … Continue reading

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