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Browse our Instagram!Need some more poetry in your life? How about a never-ending poem? . While digitizing audio-recordings from the Terence Winch papers (MS-2017-005), we came across this “Endless” audio cassette tape, containing a continuous loop of a 12 minute long poem. . The tape inside the cassette never engages with the right-hand spool, so it has no beginning or end, cannot be rewound or fast-forwarded, and will keep playing endlessly. #poetry #cassette #audioarchives #terencewinch #ThisIsThePoemThatNeverEnds #ItGoesOnAndOnMyFriendsWe have had the low brass of the @BCMarchingBand practicing outside the library this week. The Screaming Eagles Marching Band is celebrating a centennial in 2019, and when we see them getting ready, we know it’s almost time for classes #BandCamp #BCMarchingBand #ScreamingEagles #100YearsPrinter’s mark from Crosby Lockwood and Co, 1879. Lead the way with that torch. #CapioLumen #LibrariesOfInstagram #PrintersMarkIt’s #NationalAviationDay, so enjoy some well loved covers featuring early aircraft #LibrariesOfInstagram #GirlsLikeAirplanesToo #PublishersBindings
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Category Archives: Rare books
What does it mean to be educated? How much knowledge, in what areas, are you required to have? The question changes drastically depending on time period, geographic location, gender and class. With such variable answers, books that are meant to … 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
Does Swift’s searing satire lose its keen edge as the story is re-represented over time, country and culture? This was a question that arose last spring as students in Colleen Taylor’s English Literature class, Satire and Society, explored editions of … 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
One of the most rewarding aspects of rare book cataloging is seeing and decoding the various markers of history that make their way into the pages. Most of these markers are permanent – bookplates, sellers’ and binders’ tickets, annotations, and … Continue reading
You’ve probably encountered the artwork of Pamela Colman Smith before, even if you didn’t realize. Colman Smith drew the images for the most well-known tarot deck, and these popular images are still commonly reprinted and used on tarot decks today. … Continue reading
While working in the library catalog, I set to searching one of my favorite topics, the Medieval period. Trying to narrow the search results, I added the term medicine to see what would come up. There were a number of … Continue reading