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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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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