Entries from February 2012
February 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off
The University Libraries have arranged for trial access (through March 31) to Early American Newspapers Series I, II & III from Readex. This database covers over 1,000 American newspapers published from 1690 to 1922 and offers access to over 700,000 fully searchable issues. The direct link to the trial database (accessible from on-campus or via VPN) is:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=EANX [No username/password is required for SLU students and faculty.]
If potentially useful in your teaching and research, please search in this database and bring it to the attention of your students. Send your comments, feedback, or questions to either: Robin Hutchinson [ email@example.com ] or Michael Alzo[ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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February 20th, 2012 · Comments Off
…it’s been a little quiet around here of late, but we’ve got a number of things in the works for the Friends, and before we get started with all that it might be a good moment to remind folks about the St Lawrence University Libraries Digital Collections, particularly since we have a couple of exciting new collections up:
- Sunderland Family Correspondence
This collection consists of 65 letters (64 originals and one photocopy), transcriptions of letters, 9 envelopes, photocopies of national archives records and research papers on both Darwin and John Sunderland prepared by St. Lawrence University students. Letters describe camp life, battles, hospitals, and medical care during the Civil War.
- Frederick Remington Collection
The Remington Collection at St. Lawrence University, numbers approximately 400 items. Remington’s correspondence constitutes the most important series in the collection. There is an extensive collection of magazines in which articles written and/or illustrated by Remington were first published. There are issues of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, dating from 1889-1902 and of Harper’s Weekly Magazine, dating from 1886-1895, and articles excerpted from Harper’s Magazine. In addition to these are issues of Collier’s The National Weekly, which regularly feature oversize Remington illustrations.
I’ve teaching a First Year Program course on letters and letter writing and students used the Sunderland letters and were much moved by them. These are important collections and great additions to our “digital face.”
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