Archive | September 2012

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William Morris: A Rebel of His Time

Sitting at the welcome desk in Hornbake Library puts me right in front of our exquisitely designed William Morris exhibit, which opened at the beginning of September. Aesthetic quality aside, I did not have the slightest clue as to who William Morris actually was. So I decided that the only reasonable decision would be to […]

Green Office

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 […]

Primary Source Instruction

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 […]

Why William Morris?

The Special Collections curators spent the last year hard at work preparing the current exhibit How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris. We  felt Morris was deserving of this exhibit because of the breadth of resources concerning Morris in Special Collections and because he was such a remarkable person. The curators realized that […]

Current Events: What do Ben Affleck and Special Collections have in common?

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 […]

Gordon W. Prange Papers

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 […]

‘How We Might Live’ features Morris’s The Roots of the Mountain

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 […]


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