Archive | September 2012
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Everybody loves the environment (at least I like to pretend they do) and to ensure that it will be there for the future, everyone can help by making small changes to reduce their environmental footprint. To show our commitment to sustainable living Hornbake Library’s 1st floor is GOING GREEN! We are participating in the Green […]
Welcome to a new semester. We are excited to see so many classes scheduled to visit the Maryland Room for primary source research instruction this semester. It is a great time to remind you that it is not too late to bring your students in to the library to receive advice about how to begin […]
One of my projects at the Special Collections has been labeling and recording data from reel-to-reel tapes in the WAMU-FM archive. While this may not sound like the most fascinating job (unless you REALLY love Excel?), the collection itself is incredible. A few weeks ago, I found some reels labeled “Hostage Crisis Report” and “Hostage News […]
A very important manuscript collection has recently been revealed in a powerful way. The Gordon W. Prange papers have been fully processed and a finding aid (guide) is now available online. This collection will be incredibly useful to scholars and students researching World War II history and University of Maryland history. This is a premier […]
Every month, How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris, an exhibit highlighting the life and work of English designer and author William Morris (1834-1896), will showcase a new Morris-related item. Visit the exhibit in September to view a unique copy of Morris’s historical novel, The Roots of the Mountains. Published by Reeves and […]