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Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Hello everyone, it has been some time since the last post and there are lots of new things to report.  First off, I would like to introduce myself, Marie-Laure Flamer, as a “new” addition to the pamphlets team.  Since my start in October, I have examined over 1,000 pamphlets with diverse subjects such as opinions […]

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat. Updated information on how to search for digitized french pamphlets from UMD’s premier collection.

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & Microsoft Excel, Part 2

As you now know I began my tenure as the interim Curator for Literature and Rare Books by trying to get more familiar with cataloged items in Rare Books and Special Collections by creating a spreadsheet that would give me an overview of the collection as a whole. Technical Services provided me with a MARC […]

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & MARCedit, Part 1

As the interim Curator of Literature and Rare Books I am writing the Environmental Scan for the French Pamphlet Project. Two tools I have found very useful to help with this are MARCedit and Microsoft Excel (I sort of love spreadsheets). I became familiar with MARCedit over the summer as I attempted to gain intellectual […]

New Material Available from the AFL-CIO Collection

This week we’re re-opening 6 more sub-record groups and a small number of selected Labor History publications! See other available portions of the collection or contact us to plan your visit. Newly opened portions of the collection  RG4: Executive Council RG4-010               Early Federation Records, 1881-1888  RG18: International Affairs Department RG18‑006            CIO International Affairs Department.  Director’s […]

Halloween At Hornbake

Halloween At Hornbake will be an event to remember! Stop by Hornbake Library on Halloween from 12-4 for a Special Collections Open House. We will have candy, pizza, spooky gifts, and crafts. Events include a ghost tour around campus and a photo booth! Be sure to dress up in your best Halloween costumes. Then, from […]

Updates to the availability of the AFL-CIO Collection

There are now 80 AFL-CIO finding aids re-opened! We’ve just completed a new batch of 23 sub-record groups (see list below). There are a few more that we’re working on, including microfilm collections. At this time the microfilm is still under review. We are also working out the best way to retrieve selected published materials […]

Edgar Allan Poe in Special Collections

This Halloween we are celebrating the acquisition of a first edition copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Here are illustrations from a few of the many Poe books we have in Special Collections. Visit the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library to see some of these and other spooky rare books! To see more illustrations […]

Analyzing primary sources: Civil War Newspapers

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from the world wars. This week we’re also looking at published material – newspaper images depicting scenes from the Civil War. Context During the Civil War, newspapers were a popular source […]

Analyzing primary sources: Campus protest photographs

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from World War I and World War II. This week we’re also talking about images in a time of strife, but instead of world war literature we’re going to look at […]

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