• Archives,  Library Displays,  Library News

    Mysterious Stranger

    Who is this mysterious stranger spotted lurking in the archives? You will need to wait until Anniversary Weekend to find out! #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #iamsps #stranger #archives #anniversaryweekend #isthmian #baseball #oldschool

  • History,  Research

    New Reference Set: Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports: All Major League Teams and Major Non-Team Events Year by Year, 1876 through 2006 2nd ed. Edited by K. Michael Gaschnitz. McFarland, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 796 G21S Use this set to locate statistics related to Major League team sports of the U.S. and Canada including: baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer and football.   Browse or search by date or team. Use this set to determine the number of wins by the Boston Red Caps in 1876 (39); to find  that in 1959 Jean Beliveau lead the National Hockey League with 45 goals; and discover that in…

  • Library News,  Natural Sciences,  Technology

    The Physics of . . .

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant . . . just about everything! A new book display in the Baker Reading Room brings together over a dozen books from the Ohrstrom Library collection that share a common thread: They all have “The Physics of” as part of their titles.  Beyond that connection it is a very diverse selection, covering topics that range from sports, music and sailing, to NASCAR, Star Trek, Superheros, and even James Bond movies. Did you know that: A baseball compresses from a round shape to an elliptical one when the bat-ball impact approaches 140 MPH? When a hockey puck is tilted at a positive angle relative to the…