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From The Trenches: Cross-Campus Digital History Collaboration, Amy E. Lucadamo, Ian A. Isherwood, R.C. Miessler, Jenna Fleming, Meghan E. O'Donnell Jul 2019

From The Trenches: Cross-Campus Digital History Collaboration, Amy E. Lucadamo, Ian A. Isherwood, R.C. Miessler, Jenna Fleming, Meghan E. O'Donnell

R.C. Miessler

In September 2015, our team launched The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs (www.jackpeirs.org), a digital history initiative built on collaboration between faculty, students, and library staff. The project is founded on amazing primary source material, but with limited financial support and little dedicated staff time. We leveraged the creativity and hard work of our team members to build a website that is maintained by students and enhanced whenever possible with features and commentary from faculty and staff. Members of #TeamPeirs discussed the evolution of the project, the nature of our collaboration, and the intersection ...


A Comprehensive Bibliography Of Nineteenth Century Bicycling Periodicals, Christopher A. Sweet Dec 2018

A Comprehensive Bibliography Of Nineteenth Century Bicycling Periodicals, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Bicycling became hugely popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. At the time, bicycle manufacturing was an important American industry, bicycle racing was one of the most popular spectator sports, and joining a bicycle club was a mark of social distinction. This bicycle craze occurred at the same time as an explosion in the publishing of American periodicals. Bicycle manufacturers invested heavily in newspaper and magazine advertising which spurred the creation of new periodicals. This paper documents more than one hundred bicycling periodicals that were published in the nineteenth century. The bibliographic essay provides historical context for both ...


Shining A Light On The Past: History In Your Ir, Jennifer Deal Aug 2018

Shining A Light On The Past: History In Your Ir, Jennifer Deal

Jennifer Deal, MA, MLIS

See how one health care system digitized and uploaded historical photographs and printed materials for their IR.


Conflicting Philosophies: Two University Librarians And A Presidential Bibliophile, Meg Miner Aug 2017

Conflicting Philosophies: Two University Librarians And A Presidential Bibliophile, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

This case study explores how one personal interest of President Minor Myers, jr.—that of a life-long book collector—influenced the University’s library collections and its leaders. Myers arrived with a desire to make IWU a nationally recognized, Phi Beta Kappa–affiliated institution. As one tactic for achieving these goals, Myers actively engaged in library collection development through practices shaped by his methods of book collecting. Bulk acquisitions—through gifts-in-kind and lot purchases—and a prohibition on weeding aided in his pursuits. His vision for the library challenged the style of the first university librarian (UL) who resigned two ...


Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner Aug 2017

Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner

Meg Miner

The four final products (a collection of interviews with people who knew Myers, two essays, and one peer reviewed article) comprised in the 2016 sabbatical project on Minor Myers, jr. are described here. An explanation of works planned but not completed is also available.


Graduate Student Project Provides Digital Access To Civil War Materials, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy Oct 2015

Graduate Student Project Provides Digital Access To Civil War Materials, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Thanks to Edward Andrew Kobylarz, a University of Maine graduate student in history, a selection of Civil War related letters and pamphlets from Fogler Library's Paul W. Bean collection is available and searchable online.


Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor Jun 2014

Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor

Sharon Hamby O'Connor

Exhibition program from a Spring 1998 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from Morris L. Cohen's collection of law books for children.


Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor Jun 2014

Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor

Sharon Hamby O'Connor

Exhibition program from a Spring 1998 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from Morris L. Cohen's collection of law books for children.


University Of Massachusetts Medical School Publications Collection, 1976 - Ongoing: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

University Of Massachusetts Medical School Publications Collection, 1976 - Ongoing: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The University of Massachusetts Medical School located in Worcester, Massachusetts was founded in 1962 and is the first and only public medical school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Established to provide affordable, high-quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in the state, the school is comprised of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing. Its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, is the largest health care provider in central and western Massachusetts. This collection is composed of publications created by the University ...


James P. Loughlin Papers, 1965-1979: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

James P. Loughlin Papers, 1965-1979: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The James P. Loughlin Papers chronicles Loughlin’s career as a labor union leader in Massachusetts and the role he had in locating the University of Massachusetts Medical School and its affiliated hospital in Worcester.


Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Graduate School Of Nursing Papers, 1982 – 2010: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Graduate School of Nursing Papers documents the establishment of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and chronicles its early history and development.


Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Robert E. Tranquada Papers, 1979-2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Robert E. Tranquada Papers chronicle Tranquada’s role as Chancellor and Dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Memorial Hospital Collection comprises annual reports and other material by or about The Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.


H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

H. Brownell Wheeler Papers, 1961 – 2009: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The H. Brownell Wheeler Papers document the early history of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC). This collection also chronicles Dr. Wheeler’s career as a vascular surgeon, educator, administrator, end-of-life care advocate, and inventor. Also included in this collection are materials related to Dr. Wheeler’s personal life including his interest in travel and wood sculpting.


John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

John F. Stockwell Papers, 1966-2006: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The John F. Stockwell Papers chronicles Stockwell’s career as the first director of University Hospital, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Associate Professor of Hospital Administration at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). This collection also documents the early history of UMMS and University Hospital, collectively known as University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMMC).


Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard Apr 2014

Samuel Thompson Papers, 1974 – 1982: A Finding Aid, Kristine M. Reinhard

Kristine M. Sjostedt

The Samuel Thompson Papers chronicle the career of Samuel Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development and Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


The Hand Of Myron Eells In The History Of The Pacific Northwest, Michael J. Paulus Jr. Apr 2013

The Hand Of Myron Eells In The History Of The Pacific Northwest, Michael J. Paulus Jr.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

This paper explores the life and collection of an early Northwest collector, Myron Eells, and highlights his theological motivations for creating a historical record that is the basis for much of what is now known about the history of the Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth century.


Artículo Político Campaña Electoral 2011, Pablo Rosser Dec 2010

Artículo Político Campaña Electoral 2011, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Artículo de opinión del autor, como miembro del PSOE en Alicante.


Report Of The Activities Of Arewa House Archives, Arabic Manuscripts Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna- Nigeria, Musa Salih Muhammad Nov 2010

Report Of The Activities Of Arewa House Archives, Arabic Manuscripts Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna- Nigeria, Musa Salih Muhammad

Musa Salih Muhammad

No abstract provided.


Papers Of Former Press Secretary Added To The Cohen Collection, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy Dec 2009

Papers Of Former Press Secretary Added To The Cohen Collection, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

An exploration of the career and topics included in the papers of Thomas Bright, press secretary for William S. Cohen from 1975 to 1979.


Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser Dec 2009

Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Yolanda Carrion & Pablo Rosser Six wells at Tossal de les Basses in Spain captured a large assemblage of Iberian woodworking debris. The authors’ analysis distinguishes a wide variety of boxes, handles, staves, pegs and joinery made in different and appropriate types of wood, some – like cypress – imported from some distance away. We have here a glimpse of a sophisticated and little known industry of the fourth century BC.


The Records Of The Federal Reserve Board Of Governors In The National Archives Of The United States, Gary Richardson Mar 2006

The Records Of The Federal Reserve Board Of Governors In The National Archives Of The United States, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

The archives of the Federal Reserve System are found in Record Group 82 at the National Archives of the United States. This article describes the materials available in that record group and ways to locate useful documents. Section i provides a brief history of the Federal Reserve; it describes the organization of the institution and how it changed over time. The focus is on issues important for understanding the types of documents that may or will not be found in the archives. Section ii describes the process by which the documents were generated and preserved. Section iii provides a broad ...


Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale Freeman Dec 2003

Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

No abstract provided.


Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman May 1998

Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

A paper that dually examines the painstaking work done by Boston Historian Nathaniel Shurtleff in 1853, to preserve the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and the methods of record keeping within the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and after.