The Ellis Library Chamber Series presents the Missouri Quintet on Tuesday, February 12 at noon in the 2nd floor Reading Room (Room 201). The Missouri Quintet is quickly generating a reputation as one of the finest woodwind quintet chamber music ensembles in the country. Please join us for this amazing performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Don’t miss Nicola Benedetti’s free mini-performance and audience Q&A in the Colonnade of Ellis Library on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Ms. Benedetti has been performing on the violin since age five. She recorded her debut album in 2005, which received critical acclaim and debuted at Number 1 on the British Broadcasting Company Music charts. She has since captivated audiences worldwide with her performances.
She will be performing Wednesday evening in Jesse Hall with pianist Pei Yao Wang. For ticket information, please visit http://www.concertseries.org/event-details.php?id=103&view=day&date=2008-01-23.
The 2008 MU Libraries calendar posters are now available at the North entrance security desk. Please stop by and pick up your free calendar or contact Shannon Cary at email@example.com or (573) 882-4703.
Every year over 900 MU students choose to broaden their horizons by spending a term studying overseas. The MU International Center hosts a photo contest for study abroad returnees annually. The photos are divided into three categories: Portraits, Landscapes, and Cross-Cultural Moments. This year 32 finalists will proudly display in the Bookmark Cafe from January to March, 2008. The “Best in Show” prize winners will be selected and honored during the Spring 2008 semester. You are invited to visit the MU International Center Web site to see current finalists and past photo contest winners:
The Honors Humanities Sequence presents Chants of Hildegard von Bingen performed by Margaret Waddell in Ellis Library, Room 201 on Friday, Feb. 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Hildegard von Bingen was a Benedictine abbess in the 12th century. She composed 77 chants, plus a morality play containing 87 chants called Ordo Virtutum (Order of the Virtues), which is the earliest known western music-drama by a single composer. Unlike Gregorian chant, Hildegard’s expressive melodies contain large leaps, with the range sometimes spanning well over an octave.
Margaret Waddell has been studying and singing Hildegard’s chants since 1993. Margaret is a member of the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies. Margaret performs Hildegard’s chants throughout the Midwest.
Come join the Honors Humanities students and faculty for this amazing performance.
For more information, contact Julie Melnyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Missouri School of Journalism’s Centennial Timeline is now available at http://journalism.missouri.edu/2008/. The Web site is composed of a significant number of historical images from the MU Libraries University Archives collections. Gary Cox, Public Services Archivist, worked closely with the School to provide copies of almost 200 images to the centennial timeline project.
Each decade of the timeline will be released in a series of monthly e-mail newsletters containing news and updates about the Sept. 10-12, 2008, joint centennial and dedication of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. To receive the e-mails, sign up at http://journalism.missouri.edu/2008/updates.html.
For more information about the images provided by University Archives, contact Gary Cox at CoxGD@missouri.edu.
Join us for an performance by the Con Brio String Quartet, Xylophone Marimba Quartet, Trombone Choir
November 13, 2007
performance starts at noon
Colonnade of Ellis Library
An Easy Click Takes You Back to Missouri Cities in the 1880s
Maps from 1880 to 1920 of Missouri Cities Are Now Digitalized at University of Missouri Library’s Website
By Kelsey Jackson
COLUMBIA, Mo. – With a quick computer search by city or street name, people can now study historical maps of every Missouri city between the years of 1883 to 1922 online at the University of Missouri’s Digital Library Web site.
Originally compiled and published by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company to assess the risk of insuring property, the 6,500 maps in the digitized Sanborn collection are drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. The maps include detailed information such as location of water mains, fire alarms and fire hydrants and are color-coded to identify the construction material of each building.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Missouri State Library of the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office gave the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries a $16,208 grant to digitize and index the maps. The process took 18 months to complete. Now, people anywhere can see maps that were previously only available at the MU Libraries and Library of Congress. Plat books from Missouri counties that were produced by the government also are available at the library’s Web site.
“The maps are quite rare and those maps published before 1923 belong in the public domain,” said Michael Holland, head of special collection, archives and rare books at the MU Libraries. “Taken together, these maps reveal layers of change, allowing us to see the same area developed over time.”
People use the historical maps to research genealogy and historic buildings, to prove property rights and to study the history of a Missouri town, Holland said.
“Studying these maps really allows you to understand how a city grew,” Holland said. “They are historical records of the state and provide us with insight about some of the major land and property owners during that time. One of the remarkable aspects of these maps is their condition. The Library of Congress did a great job maintaining them and that makes a great deal of difference when examining the details of the maps. Sanborn maps published after 1922 through 1951 are available in hard copy at the MU Libraries’ Special Collections & Rare Book Department, but are not currently available online due to copyright restrictions.”
Founded in 2001, the University’s Digital Library has 20 text collections and 23 image collections including World War I sheet music, MU sports posters, and Victorian studio portrait photographs. Other items recently digitalized include the Missouri Alumnus, the MU alumni monthly magazine; The Savitar, the MU yearbook; and The Tiger Claw, the yearbooks of University High School at MU.
To view the maps, please visit: http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/.
“From Easel to Page – The Illustrator’s Art for the Books of Jane Yolen” University of Missouri – Columbia, Ellis Library First Floor Colonnade, November 2 – December 2, 2007. Mon – Thurs 7:30 am to 2:00 am, Fri 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun noon – 2 am. Call (573)882-4391 for reduced hours during Thanksgiving Break. Jane Yolen will give a gallery talk on November 30 at 3:30 pm.
Two art exhibits will open at the end of October in anticipation of an upcoming residency in Columbia by award-winning author Jane Yolen. A prolific fantasy and fairytale writer whose books are illustrated by many of today’s top illustrators, Yolen is lending a selection of the artwork from her personal collection for these exhibits. On October 30th, the Boone County National Bank will unveil fifteen illustrations in its Lobby Gallery. This exhibit titled “An Appeal to Childhood” will feature illustrations for some of Jane Yolen’s best loved picture books. Then, on the evening of November 1st, MU’s Ellis Library will present fifteen more illustrations coupled with the books in which they are featured in its Colonnade Gallery. This exhibit will feature art work paired with the finished book including several examples art by two illustrators for separate editions of the same work.
Contact: Mary Green, 573-443-3131, email@example.com.
Much has been written about Missouri’s Civil War guerillas, but what about the women who associated with them? In this talk Dr. Whites will explore the shady identity of one of those women, Kate King, the alleged “child bride” of William Clark Quantrill, the man most responsible for the sack of Lawrence, Kansas. The evidence would suggest that Civil War women like Kate King (aka: Kate Clark Quantrill, Kate Clark, Kate Edwards, Kate Bateson, Kate
Head) had their own ways of waging war.
Please join us for this fascinating lecture and discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 8, 1 p.m.
Ellis Library, 1st Floor Colonnade
For more information about the series, including a list of upcoming lectures, please visit http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/about/faculty-lecture-series/