Literary Halloween Costumes: Beyond Frankenstein and Dracula

Still casting about for a Halloween costume? How about paying homage to something you read that sent shivers up your spine? A few suggestions: Shakespeare is always a great source. Banquo’s ghost, the weird sisters, Lady Macbeth after the murder, Hamlet’s father, the drowned Ophelia–all are classics. If you need visual inspiration, search these characters in ARTstor […]


Halloween Fun Means Scary Movies

The weather outside isn’t exactly frightful (that’s for another holiday), but many films in our library collection are! To get in the Halloween spirit this week, why not check out some DVDs? What type of movie scares you the most? Ghost stories? Horror films? Thrillers? We have all sorts! How do you feel about monsters? Witches? Zombies? Vampires? Werewolves? Serial […]


Demystifying Robles: A Story of Camaraderie, Betrayal and Larger Ideals in Conflicts during the Spanish Civil War

It has truly been a pleasure to be a Freshman Fellow this year.  In the second half of my research, through translations and close-readings, I delved deeper into the correspondence between Jose Robles’ family, trapped in war-torn Spain, and his friends in the U.S. Even now, as I recollect my memories of sitting in the Special Collections Reading Room, and […]


Freshman Library Orientation 2018

Jen Ditkoff, Student Engagement and Information Fluency Librarian, and Heidi Herr Academic Liaison, Special Collections facilitated this week’s freshman orientation at the library and it was a blast! Things started off with a bang at “Fire & Ice” in the Macskey Room (BLC). This was an interactive session that gave new students the opportunity to ask […]


Books on Books

Since my earlier post on the subject of earlier books turning up in (or on) later ones, I’ve discovered many other examples of early modern recycling at work. I wanted to share one more example of “book covering” in the opposite direction, where the recycled leaves from earlier materials are still present. This example comes from another […]


Perseids Meteor Shower: Aug 12-13

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the most popular of the year! The name “Perseids” is derived from the Greek word Persedai who were the sons of the mythological hero Perseus. The Perseids meteors are the debris from a comet called Swift-Tuttle. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, the meteor shower can be seen July 17 – […]


Lav Notes

Nowhere near a library lavatory? Don’ worry. For your convenience, we’ve uploaded issues of Lav Notes here. Read them anytime, any place for the latest events, workshops, student spotlights, fellowship opportunities, helpful tips, and more. August 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 1 September 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 2 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018


Meet the University Museums 2018 Summer Interns!

While some University institutes, departments, and programs may slow down during summer break, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library remain hives of scholarly research and curatorial activity. In some ways, the museum’s are busier than ever as they continue to host exhibitions, events, and prepare for a full slate of fall programming. Helping the […]