Archive for October, 2008

Database Trials Page

October 21st, 2008

We currently have trials to databases from two publishers.  Gale Publishing has trial access available to The College of Wooster for a number of their databases covering a variety of historical resources such as the New York Times, various other historical newspaper collections, and other historical subject areas.

Additionally, Readex is currently providing trial access to many of their collections of historical newspapers, Congressional material, and the FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) full-text content.

These resources can be accessed via our Trial Databases page.

“Remembering John F. Kennedy: Selections from The Christine Camp Archives”

October 15th, 2008

“Remembering John F. Kennedy: Selections from The Christine Camp Archives” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries. November 22, 2008 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate this anniversary, Special Collections is featuring an exhibit of photographs, signed prints, publications, and memorabilia tied to the Kennedy family.

The personal archives of Christine Camp (Class of 1951, Distinguished Alumni 1990) highlight her time as a student at Wooster and her career in Washington. In the early 1950s, Camp was one of the first female intelligence officers who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. In the late 1950s, she was one of few women who worked as a member of the Washington press corps. Camp worked on John F. Kennedy’s first presidential campaign and later served as assistant to White House Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger. In the early 1970s, she worked as Deputy Press Secretary for George McGovern. The collection includes scrapbooks, framed photographs, artwork, monographs, memorabilia, recordings, and transcripts of a series of interviews she had done for the Kennedy Library. The monographs include many inscribed and signed editions from the members of the Kennedy family and the administrative staff.

The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., October 15 – December 19, 2008. Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from our collection. For more information contact Denise Monbarren (x2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (x2155).