Monthly Archives: September 2013

Culinary Cereals…Err, that’s Serials

If you missed the Special Collections Open House on September 3rd, don’t worry! You still have three more chances to visit us, see a selection of materials, talk with our staff, and even take a tour behind the scenes! Our next evening is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 1st, from 5-7pm. Come on by! Last […] Continue reading

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VIVA to use Greenglass in Monographic Collection Analysis Pilot

We’re working on yet another shared retention pilot project.  You might remember from earlier posts that we entered an agreement with ASERL on its cooperative print journal retention program, now dubbed Scholar’s Trust.  While Scholar’s Trust focuses on journal retention, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rawleigh’s: Almanacs, Advertisements, and Information

This week, we’re featuring an almanac from 1926. More specifically, Rawleigh’s Good Health Guide, Almanac and Cookbook. As you might notice from the images above, the W. T. Rawleigh Company make a LOT of different products. The company began in 1889, is still in business today, and is still just as diversified. The almanacs were  yearly (or […] Continue reading

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King Size Diary

King Size Diary, 1957, 13m, sd, color

A VPI film.

"Using Newman Library as an example, demonstrates the various services performed by a modern library, and explains ways of locating material within the library."

This film is a library favorite, as it should be. At Newman Library’s 50th birthday, this film was transferred to VHS and shown on a loop throughout the festivities. There was Continue reading

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King Size Diary

King Size Diary, 1957, 13m, sd, color

A VPI film.

"Using Newman Library as an example, demonstrates the various services performed by a modern library, and explains ways of locating material within the library."

This film is a library favorite, as it should be. At Newman Library’s 50th birthday, this film was transferred to VHS and shown on a loop throughout the festivities. There was Continue reading

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Rumford, or, The Return to Baking Powder

It’s been quite a while since we talked about baking powder, baking fans. In the past, we’ve looked at pamphlets from three baking powder companies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Ryzon, Royal, and Snow King. This week, we’re taking on another big name–one that’s still around today: Rumford. The Rumford Common Sense […] Continue reading

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