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Browse our Instagram!Wrapping up our 42nd (and final!) class of the semester, and mostly I am excited to have a break from rearranging these chairs #libraryinstruction #modularclassroom #somanychairsSpotted by one of our catalogers: ownership inscription of Lemuel Haynes in Dialogorum sacrorum libri quatour (02-40712 General) . Lemuel Haynes was a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man to be ordained in the United States. Haynes, a Congregational minister, was ordained in 1785. #provenance #ownershipmarks #LemeulHaynes #congregationalchurch #blackhistoryeverybody sing 🎤: karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon.... Athanasius Kircher’s plates never let us down. De Chromatismo Chamaeleontis, from Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (Rome: sumptibus Hermanni Scheus; ex typographia Ludouici Grignani, 1646), which we pulled for some history of science sessions this morning #ApologiesToCultureClub #TastyFlyTreat #WhyBirdFeet #ChameleonsOfInstagram #AthanasiusKircher #LibraryInstruction #LibrariesOfInstagramNew in our instructional toolkit: clipboards! Making it easier for students to take notes as they “speed date” a series of Japanese art prints in today’s Art & Architecture in East Asia class. They’ll be comparing what it is like to see digitized prints and the same prints in person. (Swipe to see some those prints yourself!) #libraryinstruction #alltheofficesupplies #activelearningclassroom
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Category Archives: Acquisitions
Among the most eye-catching books acquired recently by Burns Library is this collection of masses by the prolific and influential Italian composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Printed in 1570, in Rome, this is the first edition of the third collection … Continue reading
For many of us, the political protest, music, and fashion of the 1960s and 1970s are the most recognizable aspects of the countercultural revolution. But the literature of that era can provide a window into that movement’s values, its struggles, … Continue reading
Born in the rough-and-tumble Bronx in 1944, photojournalist Michael Schwartz became attracted to the still tougher neighborhoods of West Belfast during the late stages of the political conflict known as “The Troubles.” During the decade leading up to the 1998 … Continue reading
A book may be interesting on the basis of its physical features, its intellectual content, or its history of ownership. Here we have the trifecta: a book of unusual, even beautiful, material construction, containing a text of scholarly interest, and … Continue reading
One of the many advantages of working in a special collections library is the opportunity to browse in the stacks. I regularly browse while checking the climate control monitors throughout the building. During one such walk-through, a suede binding resembling … Continue reading
“I arrived in Dublin on Holy Thursday…” Although we are often excited about material the Burns Library acquires, we usually wait to tell potential researchers about our new collections until we’ve done our work: stabilizing and preserving through conservation and … Continue reading