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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: Archives & Manuscripts
The new exhibit here in Burns Library—Golden Spiders and Black Orchids: A ‘Satisfactory’ Look at the Life and Writings of Rex Stout—inspired us to delve a little deeper into the life of American mystery writer Rex Stout. Rex Stout’s stories … Continue reading
Funeral practices in the United States moved from personal residences to funeral homes in the late 19th century. Until that period, families laid out their own dead, wakes were held in houses, and burials — by necessity — swiftly followed … Continue reading
Many unique or rare archival audio recordings in Burns Library collections have been unavailable to researchers due to the fragility of their storage media (think: cassette tapes, vinyl records, and their predecessors). Any time a recording is played might be … Continue reading
Politics. It is a topic that elicits a variety of emotional and intellectual responses in our currently very polarized environment. It makes you wonder what the attitudes and perceptions of politics were 20 or even 30 years ago. To shed … Continue reading
During a review of recently-digitized audio in John J. Burns Library’s Joe Lamont Irish Music Recordings, we asked our friend and former BC colleague Séamus Connolly to listen to a fiddle segment on tape reel #6 that Joe Lamont’s tracklist … Continue reading