Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving Interlude

On this short week, we have a short blog post. Thanksgiving is a time for family, the kickoff for the holiday season, and a time to eat a lot of delicious food. With visions of turkey dancing in my head, … 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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Happy Birthday Michael Arlen!

Today we are going to talk about another 20th century British author. Michael Arlen (b. 1895) would be 125 this Saturday, November 16! As a way of celebrating his birthday, I thought we could see how he is represented in … Continue reading

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Authorial Adventures and a Publisher’s Prowess

As Kelsey mentioned last week, McFarlin Special Collections contains a large number of letters and manuscripts from a variety of authors. These collections document both the most mundane aspects of life and the most important moments and they range in … Continue reading

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Wystan Hugh Auden Papers

The Special Collections Department is home to many collections that contain personal manuscripts and letters from authors. One of our small collections is the collection of Wystan Hugh Auden’s papers, an English-American poet and playwright known for his political and … Continue reading

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