This was a very exciting week in Special Collections. On Tuesday, we unveiled the materials purchased as the MU Libraries' Centennial Gift: a small book of hours, a copy of Ruxner's Thurnier Buch printed in 1566, and a resplendent processional for the use of the Dominican sisters of St. Louis, Poissy. Watch our Tumblr for upcoming posts about these amazing new resources.
We also hosted our last three class sessions of the semester: a work session for an English class who has been visiting us all semester (you'll hear more about them in the next few weeks) and two sections of English 1000. Finals week starts next week!
This Week's Tumblr Posts
It's been a busy week in Special Collections. Alla hosted classes from the Honors College and nearby Stephens College, and we all started preparation for collaborating with E-Learning Librarian Nav Khanal to produce some videos on medieval manuscripts for an online class. We also had a special visit from preschoolers attending the University of Missouri's Child Development Lab. At ages 3-5, they're our youngest instruction session attendees yet!
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Here’s a roundup of our posts on Tumblr and our favorite articles, blogs, and posts from around the web this week for your reading pleasure over the weekend.
Happenings in Special Collections…
In the reading room, Tim installed a new exhibit on this year's literary anniversaries (look for Tumblr posts on it soon!) and Alla hosted visits from the University of Missouri Russian Club and Camdenton High School.
Around the web…
Stay tuned for more updates next week!
It's time for our weekly post roundup! Here's a collection of links for your weekend perusal, in no particular order:
On our Tumblr, Manuscript Monday met Beautiful Math this week in a manuscript by Elwin Bruno Christoffel. Tumblr users contributed The Key to the Tutor’s Guide: or the Arithmetician’s Repository and Mathematical Elements of Natural Philosophy to our Beautiful Math series as well.
Harvard Gazette has an article on one of our librarian heroes, Robert Darnton.
There's evidence in our collections for an early (and possibly all-female) book society.
This 1926 pictorial depiction of the Missouri alma mater is our swan song for the class of 2015.
Thanks to MU prof Jeff Pasley, we now know about this resource from the University of Memphis Libraries: Historical Newspapers Online – By State
Speaking of Dr. Pasley, VOX magazine talked to him this week about superheroes: Marvel superheroes through the ages
This week on Tumblr we asked for questions about downtown and campus, and we got responses from two Tumblr users. See our posts on McDavid Hall and FARC, and the history of Booche's Billiards.
At the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, The Medical Consultation Letters of Dr. William Cullen have been digitized and are now available.
This New York Times article considers the value of printed books: In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print.
Next week, two of our Special Collections librarians are presenting at the annual Celebration of Teaching conference on campus, along with representatives from several other campus collections. Have you registered yet?
Here's a roundup of our posts on Tumblr and our favorite articles, blogs, and posts from around the web this week for your reading pleasure over the weekend.
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