During June 2013

Here @ ZSR

What Are You Working On? With Megan Blaney

Megan Blaney has worked for Special Collections for almost a year. Although relatively new to our team, Megan has proved herself an integral part of Craig’s Preservation student workforce. This summer she has made boxes for books, un-framed various documents from the University Archives, and sorted type from the Dolmen Press (pictured). As you well... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Megan Blaney”

New Films: Picks for Summer 2013

Looking for something interesting to watch during your summer break? Take a look at these recent additions to our Film Collection! Barrymore: At the height of his remarkable career, John Barrymore was the most celebrated entertainer of his generation. The reigning king of both Broadway and Hollywood, his decline and fall from grace was the... Continue reading “New Films: Picks for Summer 2013”

Provost’s Grant Researcher Presentation: Sin and the Civil War

Thursday, June 20 3:00 p.m. ZSR Library Special Collections and Archives Reading Room Dr. Ed Blum of San Diego State University, who is currently in residence as a 2013 ZSR Provost’s Grant researcher, will give an informal talk about his current research. Ed is co-author of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and... Continue reading “Provost’s Grant Researcher Presentation: Sin and the Civil War”

Summer Reading 2013

It’s that time of year, when we (ideally) have more time to kick back and read for pleasure, rather than for a deadline. Here are some recommendations from those of us here at ZSR, as well as some links to new book lists from around the web. If you have recommendations of your own, please... Continue reading “Summer Reading 2013”

The Interlooking Eye self-portrait art exhibit

It is summer and time for the Asolare Art Foundation exhibits, which are always diverse and a real pleasure. The current exhibit, true to form, is a delightful one. It is entitled: “The Interlooking Eye” and features a group of self portraits in a wide variety of styles. An additional feature of this show is... Continue reading “The Interlooking Eye self-portrait art exhibit”

Hidden in Plain View

This post falls into the category of- “Are you kidding me?” I really don’t know any other way to describe it. Last week, my Student Assistant, Megan Blaney, pointed out a high school graduation program in a Bible for which she was constructing an archival box. The program was from a high school in Mooresville,... Continue reading “Hidden in Plain View”

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1885)

On nearly any list of list of best American Novels you will find Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But it might easily never have existed.  Twain nearly abandoned his project midway through its writing, and its publication was temporarily derailed by a practical joke. Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, was published... Continue reading “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1885)”