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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Special Collections

2014 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). To observe the Bard of Avon’s special day, the Special Collections & University Archives will be displaying some of its Shakespeariana, including two plays printed in the 2nd Folio of 1632, as well as illustrated scenes of scenes from Shakespeare’s many plays, various portraits of Shakespeare, and the 1805 account of one the earliest Shakespeare hoaxes about the discovery of

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Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in Special Collections and University Archives, learn more about the local Civil Rights Movement with the Raymond B. Witt papers, an attorney and member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, who represented the Board during the twenty-six year desegregation case, Mapp v. Board of Education. About Mapp v. Board of Education From Mapp v. Board of Education, 1963, Nos. 15038, 15039: This school desegregation case involves

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Follow a General’s Movements during the American Civil War

A new interactive map of the John T. Wilder Civil War Correspondence and Papers digital collection allows researchers to follow Brigadier General Wilder’s movements from 1861 to 1865. The digital collection contains correspondence and military records regarding Brigadier General Wilder’s service in the Union Army during the American Civil War from 1861-1865 as well as personal correspondence and papers dating from 1865 to 1937. About General Wilder John T. Wilder

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Special Collections and University Archives Holiday Hours

Special Collections and University Archives will be closed from Saturday, December 21 until January 2, 2013, including December 30 and 31, when the rest of the Library will be open. If you need immediate research assistance, contact Administrative Services.  If your needs are less immediate, Ask an Archivist and we’ll respond to your question as soon as possible. Happy Holidays!

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A Library Christmas Carol

In the spirit of the holidays and drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we’ve been digging in the University Archives to come up with the ghosts of Lupton Library. Ghost of Library Past Did you know that the library was previously housed in Fletcher Hall? Ghost of Library Present Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to

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