• History,  Humanities,  Research

    Hum. 3 and Persepolis

    Dear Hum. 3, Great to see you throughout this week!   Here’s the research guide we looked at; your mini-library for finding context and historical background related to Iran in the 1970’s.   Want to see Iran from the 1970’s?  The library’s subscription to the AP Image database (12 million images) can help with that.  I would recommend using the Advanced Search feature to limit the date range to the needed decade.    

  • Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Congressional Digest: New eCollection

    What is it? Congressional Digest was founded in 1921 by suffragette Alice Gram Robinson, with the aim of providing voters with impartial reporting on high-interest issues.  Each issue features an impartial overview on a contemporary topic with pro and con viewpoints written by members of the U.S. Congress.   The library’s digital subscription to Congressional Digest includes issues dating back to 1998 and also includes Supreme Court Debates and the archive of the (now ceased) International Debate reports.   “Recent Issues.” Congressional Digest. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

  • Archives,  History,  Library News,  Web Resources

    New Archives Online Exhibit: Archival Gems

    A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives digital image website called Archival Gems: The Gem Tintype Albums of St. Paul’s School. This exhibit features fifteen images from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection taken from the two gem tintype photograph albums shown in the image above. Gem tintypes are tiny photographic images about the size of a postage stamp created using a specialized camera with multiple lenses. These albums date from the late 1860s and represent some of the earliest photographs of students in the archives collection. Learn more about this interesting early photographic process through these detailed student portraits by clicking HERE.