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Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is the frontispiece from The Jewel City: Its Planning and Achievement; Its Architecture, Sculpture, Symbolism, and Music; Its Gardens, Palaces, and Exhibits by Ben Macomber. The caption reads: “Looking through the ARCH OF THE ...
April 10, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
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No fooling: Gerome has found a recipe for a toast sandwich! Artisanal toast may be popular in fancy cafés at the moment, but in Mrs. Beeton’s day, toast was a way of using up every bit of bread. If you would like to try this culinary delight ...
April 1, 2015 • Liz Phillips
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There are many traditions and folktales surrounding St. Patrick’s Day and Gerome decided he wanted to learn more about Irish fairies, specifically the leprechaun. Upon exploring Special Collections Gerome discovered Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry edited and selected by W.B. Yeats. According to Yeats, “The Irish word ...
March 17, 2015 • Jenny Hodge
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While perusing The French Cook: A System of Fashionable and Economical Cookery for the Use of English Families (1827), Gerome found an early recipe for macaroni and cheese! The recipe is listed as the first entry under the section, Entrees that are to be served as soups, or which want ...
March 5, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
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Special Collections prepared a “History of the Book” table exhibit for Prof. Jane Beal’s University Writing Program 101 course.  The students were then asked to answer the following question: What were three of the most memorable and meaningful books that you saw in the “History of the Book” table exhibit ...
March 4, 2015 • Jenny Hodge
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Special Collections prepared a “History of the Book” table exhibit for Prof. Jane Beal’s University Writing Program 101 course.  The students were then asked to answer the following question: What were three of the most memorable and meaningful books that you saw in the “History of the Book” table exhibit ...
March 4, 2015 • Jenny Hodge