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Since today is Wear Red Day, which raises awareness about heart disease and stroke in women, Gerome has decided to highlight an image of the heart. The image below is an engraved plate from Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, Par une Société de ...
February 6, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
New York Public Library has deemed today, Wednesday January 28, as #libraryshelfie day. We’re posting our contribution here on our blog. Our photo below is from the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center Collection, which consists of more than 21,000 volumes relating to the history of the ...
January 28, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
In celebration of Robert Burns Day which was yesterday, Gerome has decided to highlight the 1787 London edition of Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect by Robert Burns. This is the third edition of the work and a reprint of the Edinburgh edition. This edition contains a typographical error. In ...
January 26, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
Did you know that we hold a collection of more than 5,000 books and pamphlets related to beverage making and bottling? Well, Gerome the gnome has chosen to tell you about the collection for this week’s highlight. The A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Collection was received as a donation from the family ...
January 21, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
Last week we introduced you to Gerome the gnome. Since then, Gerome has roamed our stacks and found the first collection to highlight, the Christine H. Blanchard Rudyard Kipling Collection. Christine Blanchard (1907-2005), wife of University Librarian J. Richard Blanchard, was active in community activities which included serving ...
January 12, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
Invited by Professor Berger, Daryl Morrison presents a facsimile of the Squarcialupi codex to Music 124A. Not only was the class able to view this codex they were also able to create and listen to the music inside. The Squarcialupi Codex is an illuminated manuscript compiled ...
December 12, 2014 • Jenny Hodge