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The Williamson Room and the Battle of Franklin

By Jason Gavin, Special Collections Librarian

While you are in the library during the sesquicentennial celebrations, take a moment to stop by the Williamson Room, located in the Special Collections Department on the second floor. 194 more words

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Preservation of the McKinley Election

With the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection being the largest Special Collection of items here in the Archives, as a consequence it is not completely cataloged and readily available for online records.  937 more words

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Dressed to Impress? Fashion and photographs from the early twentieth century

Karen Ullersperger, Reference Librarian, writes: 

Have you ever looked at old family photographs from before 1940 and wondered what they could tell you?  I found out that they can give a direct connection into the lives of the people portrayed in them through the clothes that people wore. 1,024 more words


Wilkie Collins: Master of Mystery & Suspense

After reading a recent fascinating biography of the Victorian writer Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), I was inspired to search out what Collins items we have in our collections. 1,560 more words


Charles Bukowski: At Terror Street and Agony Way

I was up at SFU Special Collections today working on a display case of George Bowering audio recordings, and came across this beautiful reel-to-reel tape of Bukowski reading from his book At Terror Street and Agony Way, published by Black Sparrow in 1968. 249 more words


Stuart Rose’s Rare Imprints Made An Impression at the University of Dayton

A generous dose of Esther Price chocolates stilled my beating heart after seeing some exceptional rare books in the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library First Floor Gallery. 777 more words