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Browse our Instagram!We have just installed a #SpineTingling exhibit: Golden Spiders & Black Orchids: a “Satisfactory” Look into the Life & Mysteries of Rex Stout. Stout, best known for his Nero Wolfe Detective novels, was an author, activist, chef, gardener, and devotee of the beard. Using the 5 Burns collections related to Rex Stout, this exhibit explores Stout’s fiction and its adaptations, his politics activism, and his hobbies. Drop by to see it onsite, or online at bit.ly/33ia6kS #LibrariesOfInstagram #ArchivesOfInstagram #RexStout #NeroWolfe #ArchieGoodwin #LibraryExhibitMondays...right? An illustration, probably from The Capuchin Annual, found in the Richard J. King Collection (MS2006-04) #ArchivesOfInstagram #RatherBeReading #ShakingOffTheIntroversion #RichardKingA student asked me what the most interesting thing I’ve found here was, and while I was debating my answer, an amazing colleague showed me this #peepshow (TF73 .G47 1835 General) of an early German #train as one of her favorite items! #artistbooks #illustrations #thetrainisnamedevil #newfavoritebook #alwaysaskacolleagueforcoolthings #thisishardtoohotograph #trustmeitiscoolGetting an early start today to set up examples of symbols to investigate in art with @jane.cassidy ‘s @bostoncollegeartdepartment Intro class! They’re doing research before designing their own #tarotcards #artistsoninstagram #engravings #libraryinstruction #9amclasses
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In the current age of seemingly endless blockbuster superhero franchises, it’s always fun to look back on some of our favorite superheroes’ retro looks. However, for those interested in American Studies, using comic books and their contents as cultural artifacts … Continue reading
Maria Monk, one of the most infamous names in American anti-Catholicism, was the author of Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836), “probably the most widely read contemporary book in the United States before Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” (Hofstadter, 77) Burns Library … Continue reading
Burns Library is saying farewell to paper–paper forms, that is! Researchers who visit John J. Burns Library and other special collections libraries are accustomed to filling out forms by hand to request rare books and archival materials they would like … Continue reading
In the constitution of this small, banana republic was a forgotten section that provided for the maintenance of a navy. –O. Henry, “The Admiral” (147) The unremarkable sentence above, which appeared in O. Henry’s 1904 collection Cabbages and Kings, constitutes … Continue reading
Leonardo Da Vinci’s fame and influence is indisputably unparalleled. His works are renowned throughout the world, especially his best known piece, the Mona Lisa. What I respect most about Leonardo Da Vinci is that he is not only a great … Continue reading
Did you know that the first American Olympic medalist was a Bostonian and also a writer of sea stories? James Brendan Connolly is perhaps no longer a familiar name, but he was once considered the “foremost among sea-writers”(Dwyer,1). Fabien P. … Continue reading