mgooch August 28th, 2012
The exhibit “Wooster-in-the-World: The Middle East, India, and Africa” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries. This exhibit documents Wooster’s connections to other continents and cultures.
In the 1890s, a “missionary alcove” was established in the library as a pledge of support for Presbyterian missionary activities on campus. Works from the Missionary Alcove Collection are represented here, as well as several sacred texts. The display features a scorched 1831 Arabic Bible from the Library of President A.E.E. Taylor that was saved from the December 1901 Old Main fire.
The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 27- October 12, 2012. Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from any of these collections. For more information contact Denise Monbarren (x2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (x2155).
mgooch February 2nd, 2012
Citing the high cost of Elsevier journals and the fact that they contribute content only to be forced to “purchase” it back to read it, scientists across the world have started a petition to boycott Elsevier journals. Read more at The Cost of Knowledge web site. Read more about this controversy in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
mgooch December 12th, 2011
The CoRE (Cooperative Research Experience) will be constructed on the main floor of Andrews Library during the winter break. Read more about it in the Wooster Daily Record and in the Wooster Voice.
mgooch December 12th, 2011
No, we’re not talking about the foreign relations that the United States government conducts with other countries. We are talking about the publication Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS). It celebrated its 150th anniversary of publication on Dec. 3rd. This publication, produced by the U.S. Department of State, provides an intriguing history of the United States and its relations abroad. This publication could be seen as the Pre-Wiki Leaks. The Office of the Historian has put together a page marking this anniversary that includes historical background and links to presentations related to the FRUS. You can find FRUS in our government documents collection under the call number S 1.1:
mgooch November 2nd, 2011
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just issued a 63 page study, titled “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007.”
mgooch October 24th, 2011
“A History of Witchcraft in England 1558 to 1718: The Research of Wallace Notestein” will be on display in the Department of Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, October 21 – December 16, 2011. The exhibit features materials from the working library of Wallace Notestein (Class of 1900), who was an internationally known scholar of British literature and social history. For more information contact Denise Monbarren at x2527 or Elaine Smith Snyder at x2155. http://www.wooster.edu/Academics/Libraries/collections/Collections/notestein/English
mgooch August 23rd, 2011
The exhibit “Remembering 9/11: Selections from The College Archives Collection” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, August 29 – October 14, 2011.
This exhibit documents the reactions of the campus community to the events of September 2001 through campus correspondence, flyers, photographs, publications, and public journals.
The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from our collection. For more information about the exhibit, contact Denise Monbarren at ext. 2527 or Elaine Smith Snyder at ext. 2155.
mgooch June 21st, 2011
The OhioLINK Central catalog will be unavailable for at least several hours beginning at noon on Thurs., July 7 for maintenance. It is hoped that this will only take a few hours but it could continue into the evening.
mgooch June 16th, 2011
On the 40th anniversary of the publication of the “Pentagon Papers”, the National Archives and the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential Libraries have released the full version which is titled “Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force.”
mgooch May 24th, 2011
“Looking Back on The Class of 1961” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries. This exhibit features photographs, programs, clippings, memorabilia, and student publications from The College Archives Collection circa 1957-1961.
Highlights include photographs of 1960 Color Day with Queen Marilyn Hartzell Klee ’61 and 1961 Homecoming candidates including Queen Sally Galbreath Leasure ’61. Other photographs feature the Scot Marching Band, Men’s Glee Club, and Girls’ Chorus. Several theatre productions are displayed – “Where Shadows Touch” written and directed by William C. Thompson ’62, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” directed by Winford B. Logan, “Inherit the Wind” directed by William C. Craig, and “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Winford B. Logan. The Faculty play “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick” is highlighted with Professor David F. Moldstad as Aaron Slick. The commencement address was delivered by Honorary Degree recipient John W. Nason.
The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 24 – June 30, 2011. During Alumni Weekend it will be available Thursday and Friday until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Elaine Smith Snyder (ext. 2155)