• Archives,  Literature

    Ave, avis obscura! – A Horae Halloween

    In the spirit of All Hallows’ Evening, the following excerpt from the October 31, 1925 edition of the Horae Scholasticae, called The Horae Owl, is reprinted below : Ave, avis obscura! Hail, bird of darkness! Once more, high upon the cabinet, perches an owl and looks down at us with unblinking stare. By day he gleans the pages of past and future Horae and is acquainted far in advance with the guarded secrets of each issue. And when all the editors are deep in slumber he shrugs his shoulders, stiff from holding the same position all day, and coming into life and motion flies with powerful beats through the window, to float…

  • Archives,  History,  Library News,  Web Resources

    New Archives Exhibit: In Celebration of Cricket

    A new archives exhibit is in place in Ohrstrom Library and a new online exhibit is now available through the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. A selection of photographs are on display in the library on the upper level display cases located in the lobby.  These photos from the archives collection outline the history of the sport of cricket at St. Paul’s School, and the continuing tradition of Cricket Holiday. Last Thursday saw the announcement of the fall term’s best known and most anticipated surprise, Cricket Holiday, but it is possible that only a few students are aware of the history of the sport that brought it into being. The archives…

  • Archives,  History

    Nugalia: Introduction

    St. Paul’s School’s Horae Scholasticae is the oldest school or college literary magazines in continuous publication in the United States, the first issue having appeared on June 1, 1860. Prior to the publication of the Alumni Horae in 1921 and The Pelican in 1945, the Horae Scholasticae also served to chronicle the School’s history and news of school life, as well as publishing the early literary efforts of many noted 19th-century authors such as Francis Marion Crawford and Owen Wister. Many of the earlier editions of the Horae Scholasticae contained a column of newsy tidbits called “Nugalia” that encapsulated the day-to-day experience of student life at St. Paul’s School.  The…

  • Library News

    Welcome ASP: It’s Summertime!

    Welcome to the 54th Session of ASP! St. Paul’s School founded the Advanced Studies Program in 1958 to provide talented New Hampshire public and parochial high school juniors with challenging educational opportunities, and use of the Ohrstrom Library is integral to this enriching experience. The staff of Ohrstrom Library welcomes ASP faculty and students and hope that you enjoy and take advantage of its collections and services this summer. Did you know? The ASP went co-ed in 1961 (10 years before SPS). The ice-cream machine in the Upper is provided by the ASP. In its early years, the ASP was primarily focused on math and science, offering such courses as:…

  • History,  Library News

    Happy Anniversary Ohrstrom!

    It was twenty years ago this week that Ohrstrom Library was officially dedicated and welcomed into the St. Paul’s School community.  The Spring 1991 Alumni Horae article described the dedication ceremony this way: With moments of high ceremony, with inspiring speeches, and with good fellowship Ohrstrom Library was dedicated over the weekend of April 20-21, 1991. Open to students at the start of the winter term, the Library represents the “love and labor of many” who contributed imagination, thought, time, effort, and financial support during some six years to make this remarkable building possible. Fittingly, all constituencies were represented in the Chapel of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, April…