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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985. Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including … Continue reading

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The theme of Special Collections’ Featured Book for October is the Salem Witch Hunt Trials!

Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961  is the featured Book of the Month for October.  This book contains a collection of some of Miller’s most famous works, including the “The Crucible.” Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961.  Edited by Tony Kushner. Library … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Featured Book for August

For the Dog Days of August A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens).  New York, London : Harper & Brothers. 1904. Call number:  PS 1322 .D6 1904.  Special Collections, Rare Book Collection. In honor of the dog days of summer, A Dog’s Tale … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for April

Yoppy: the Autobiography of a Monkey by Mollie Lee Clifford.  Illustrated Animal Autobiographical Series.  Boston, New York : H. M. Caldwell Co. [1905].  Rare Book Collections, PS3505. L5 Y6. This book is a typical example of Children’s Literature from the turn of the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey in Special Collections

The papers of Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine “Tilly” Losch, Countess of Carnarvon are housed in the Special Collections department.  The Countess’ papers are known as the Tilly Losch Collection, and are part of the much larger Max Reinhardt Collection.  Tilly Losch, (15 November … Continue reading

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January 2013 Special Collections Featured Book

All this, and Heaven too / Rachel Field. New York : The MacMillian Company. 1940. The 2013 January Book of the Month is a recent addition to Special Collections. It is a gift of John McLaughlin, and represents just one … Continue reading

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A Christmas themed broadside is the December Item of the Month for Special Collections

This broadside is part of a series of broadsides printed by Stu McCarty and published by the Bellevue Press, Binghamton, NY.  The Christmas Poem is printed on a light blue-green paper with dark green and orange-red lettering.  The broadside is 43 cm … Continue reading

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A Christmas themed broadside is the December Item of the Month for Special Collections

This broadside is part of a series of broadsides printed by Stu McCarty and published by the Bellevue Press, Binghamton, NY.  The Christmas Poem is printed on a light blue-green paper with dark green and orange-red lettering.  The broadside is 43 cm … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim’s Progress is November Book of the Month for Special Collections

The pilgrim’s progress from this world to that which is to come : delivered under the similitude of a dream : wherein is discovered : I. The matter of his setting out : II. His dangerous journey : and III.  … Continue reading

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Up Front is Special Collections Book of the Month for September 2012

William Henry “Bill” Mauldin was an American editorial cartoonist.  He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1945 at the age of 23 for his World War II depictions of  the battle weary soldiers (or “dogfaces”): Willie and Joe.  These two soldiers are based … Continue reading

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