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Announcement: Welcoming Jenn Donner to Special Collections

The staff at Special Collections is very excited to announce the addition of a new special collections librarian, Jenn Donner. Jenn received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lake Superior State in Michigan. After her Bachelors she worked to receive … Continue reading

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Roger Easson Library of William Blake

Also featured are a number of first edition texts that include Blake’s original engravings, notably Robert Blair’s The Grave: A Poem and William Hayley’s Ballads: Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals. o One extraordinary acquisition is Edward Young’s The Complaint, … Continue reading

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The Rush Greenslade Library

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Some minor departmental changes this summer

Over the summer, there have been a number of changes to the department: technological changes, changes to how we handle our materials and our clientele, and changes to security procedures. I want to stress that none of these changes are … Continue reading

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Closure for July 4th

The Department of Special Collections, as well as the rest of the McFarlin Library, will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will see you Tuesday morning.

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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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Sir Rupert Hart-Davis Collection

Sir Rupert Hart-Davis was a gentleman-publisher, author, editor and bibliophile. It has been said that nobody of Hart-Davis’s generation was so much at the heart of the English literary scene as he was. His careers in publishing, editing and writing … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

There are a variety of new acquisitions to report this time around. A group of photographs of historical Muskogee, Oklahoma (2011.020), including several of the English building burning and being rebuilt, old Henry Kendall College, and a herd of cattle. … Continue reading

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Graduate Assistantship

For the past year, we have been fortunate enough to have Melissa L. Antonucci, a doctoral candidate in the English Department, serving as our Graduate (Administrative) Assistant. I would like to take the opportunity to recognize her outstanding, and often … Continue reading

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Holiday Closure

The library and the department will be closed on Thursday, May 26 from 11 am until 2 pm and all day Friday, May 27 to allow the staff to take part in the University’s Employee Appreciation Week activities. The library … Continue reading

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