Full Version of Pentagon Papers Released

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.”

“Looking Back on The Class of 1961”

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)

“Rites of Spring: Earth Day and Alfred E. Packard Day at Wooster”

March 29th, 2011

The exhibit “Rites of Spring: Earth Day and Alfred E. Packard Day at Wooster” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, March 28–May 16, 2011. Throughout history many cultures have celebrated spring with festivals, dances, and community gatherings. This exhibit traces the history of Earth Day and Alfred E. Packard Day through memorabilia, flyers, and publications from our College Archives Collection. 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.

State of Ohio Budget

March 15th, 2011

The long anticipated preliminary budget for the State of Ohio has been released.

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

January 27th, 2011

Published by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened on April 20, 2010 when the Macondo well blew out. The explosion cost the lives of 11 men and initiated the catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas.

The Commission’s final report explains why the well blew out and proposes actions–changes in company behavior, reform of Government oversight, and investments in research and technology–required as the industry moves forward to meet the nation’s energy needs.

Final Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

January 27th, 2011

On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law an Act that established the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to “examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States.” During the course of its investigation, the ten person bipartisan committee reviewed millions of pages of documents, interviewed more than 700 witnesses, and held 19 days of public hearings in New York, Washington, D.C., and communities across the country that were hit hard by the crisis.

The final report presents the Commission’s findings and conclusions and also contains 126 pages of dissenting views. The Commission terminates sixty days following the release of its final report.

Selections from the Homer E. McMaster Lincoln Collection

January 17th, 2011

“Selections from the Homer E. McMaster Lincoln Collection” will be on display in the Department of Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, January 17 – March 11, 2011. This exhibit highlights Lincolniana collected by Homer E. McMaster (Class of 1911). The collection, donated by his widow in 1942, consists of the many books, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera that served as primary source material for McMaster’s study of Abraham Lincoln. Included in the collection are drawings by Lewis D. Johnson, who often collaborated with McMaster. The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to view additional works from our collections. For more information, contact Denise Monbarren (ext. 2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (ext. 2155).

New Exhibit in Special Collections

September 8th, 2010

The exhibit “For Love of Wooster: A Celebration of Song” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, August 25 – October 15, 2010.

From “Wooster Love Song (Alma Mater)” penned by Ralph E. Plumer (Class of 1906) to “The Wooster March Song” written by President Howard F. Lowry when he was a student in 1923, students have been inspired to write music and lyrics to capture the spirit of their years at Wooster.

This exhibit highlights just a few of the many songs in our College Archives Collection written for and by the campus community over the years. Special prize contests and changing times allowed for the creation of fight songs, parodies, and even dueling Alma Maters in the early 1960s when “The Elms Are in Their Beauty,” written by Sue Marshall Brairton (Class of 1960) and Patricia Carson Mordecai (Class of 1960), was proposed as an alternative to the traditional Alma Mater.

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.

Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Information

April 1st, 2010

ebrary, one of the Libraries’ electronic book vendors, has compiled a portal of freely accessible resources on the topic of “Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather.”

Bibliography of the History of Art Has New Life

April 1st, 2010

The Getty has given new life to the Bibliography of the History of Art. They have made the database available through their web site.

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