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    From the Archives: eBooks on OLDA

    For those of you with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iBooks installed, you have the option to download specially designed eBooks based on OLDA online exhibits. These eBooks are formatted and designed to be viewed using the iBooks reader, available free through the Apple App Store, but can also be read using any eBook reader that is compatible with the ePub file format. OLDA eBooks are available for the following exhibits: The Early Libraries of St. Paul’s School The Form Plaques of St. Paul’s School: John Gregory Wiggins Places of Invention: Science and Mathematics at St. Paul’s School Access the links above while on your iBooks activated device…

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    New Archives Exhibit: The Early Libraries of SPS

    Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives is featuring a new online exhibit:  The Early Libraries of St. Paul’s School. The exhibit features thirteen photos from the archives collection of the different locations that have served as libraries over the years, leading up to the construction of Ohrstrom Library. It was twenty years ago, on April 21, 1991, that Ohrstrom Library was dedicated, and this exhibit celebrates the strong tradition of enthusiasm and support for libraries at St. Paul’s School that has continued uninterrupted from its beginning in 1873 to the present time.  This online exhibit is based on a similar exhibit now on display in the upper level lobby exhibit cases.  Browse…

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    New on OLDA: Form Plaque Photos

    The Ohrstrom Library Digital Archive – OLDA for short – has some new images available from the SPS Archives for online viewing. A series of photographs have been digitized featuring forty-two of the Form plaques on display in the Coit Upper Dining Hall. The first nine plaques from the Forms of 1859 through 1867 have been added to the website this week and include descriptions of the symbols present in the designs as described by the carver, John Gregory Wiggins. Click HERE to see the images. Wiggins was a teacher at St. Paul’s School from 1912 -1916, until he left to pursue a full-time carving career. Counted among his many…