Category Archives: McFarlin Library

1919: Versailles and the Aftermath

Special Collections at McFarlin Library has a new exhibit about the final year of World War I. 1919: Versailles and the Aftermath explores the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the significance of the League of Nations, and what happened … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time: A Brief and Unassuming History of Children’s Literature

The Wyse Childe Children’s literature can be traced back to the oral traditions of storytelling enjoyed by adults and children alike.  Many of the classic tales and fables were originally created for grown-ups, later to be adapted for younger ears–although … Continue reading

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Western Trilogy II: Mountain, Canyon, Dune

Mary Heebner’s artist book Western Trilogy II contains three separate books titled Mountain, Canyon, and Dune. The entire trilogy holds 45 original watercolor paintings with text accompanying it from essays originally written for The Western Horizon by Macduff Everton, a … Continue reading

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April 16th 2019 Special Collections Fellows Dinner

On April 16th, 2019, Fellows of McFarlin library Special Collections gathered together for their third and final fellow’s dinner of the year. Our special guest of the evening was poet, musician and playwright, Joy Harjo. The evening began with a … Continue reading

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February 21st, 2019 Special Collections Fellows Dinner

On February 21st, 2019, Fellows of McFarlin library Special Collections gathered together for the second fellow’s dinner of the year. Our special guest of the evening was Harvard professor and award-winning author, Maya Jasanoff. The evening began with a wonderful … Continue reading

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The garden: a meditation on man & nature

Maureen Cummins book The garden: a meditation on man & nature shows the story of man’s interaction with nature throughout history, with the use of woodblock prints and watercolor. The illustrations are simple and striking with the use of stark … Continue reading

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only person to win both a Booker Prize and an Oscar. During her lifetime she wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and numerous collections of short stories. In 2002, she was granted a joint fellowship … Continue reading

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Milton Glaser

Have you ever wondered who created the famous “I love NY” logo? Graphic designer, Milton Glaser was commissioned by the State of New York in 1976 to create the iconic logo. Glaser was born in 1929 and went to the … Continue reading

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Illustrations By William Roderick James

French Canadian artist and writer, William Roderick James, was well-known for his illustrations on the American West, specifically of horses and cowboys. He is most known for writing and illustrating Smoky the Cowhorse, which won the Newbery Medal in 1972. … Continue reading

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Sherlockiana: the infatuation with Sherlock Holmes

Throughout recent history, people always seem to be intrigued with mystery. Whether it’s a simple mystery of who ate the last cookie, when one child still has crumbs on their face, or a complex mystery that takes story-boards and focus … Continue reading

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