Tag Archives: Books

Rich British Socialites

Happy holidays everyone! Today is the last day of work before Christmas break after what has been easily the most difficult semester of my entire academic career! I am looking forward to seeing at least some family for Christmas as … Continue reading

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The Stephen Crane Collection

One of my favorite things to do is catalog our unprocessed collections, creating a finding aid by describing each item in each folder in each box of a particular collection…it’s often tedious, but nerd that I am, I often love … Continue reading

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Movies And Books Set In Tulsa And Oklahoma

Neither Oklahoma nor Tulsa are considered very Hollywood-esque, but still there have been a few movies and books that have taken place here over the years. Special Collections holds a number of different collections of interest that I thought might … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Curios–Picture Edition

Book are the magical portals where we create our own adventures without ever leaving the reading nook. Books often contain beautiful works of art, but have you ever stopped to think about the book itself as a work of art? Not just … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Curios–Mini Edition

It is a safe assumption that people who work in a library love books of many different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, even smells! The books of the Special Collections Department are a treat of old, rare, and unique books … 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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Rorschach’s Animals by Rae Trujillo

Rae Trujillo made her artist book Rorschach’s Animals resemble a box of Animal Crackers. Inside the cover, the reader will find the silhouette of an elephant on the left side of the page and an ink blot on the right … Continue reading

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In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet

A catalogue was created for an exhibition showcasing Claire Van Vliet’s black and white landscape prints at Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston (January 15th – March 19th, 1999); North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks (April – May 1999); … Continue reading

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ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden

Judy Sgantas book ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden main focus is about garden pests and plants, specifically focusing on what attracts and repels them. There are definitions for each plant and insect including both the standard … 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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