Turning the Pages of Patriotism with the American Library Association
Turning the Pages of Patriotism with the American Library Association
August 28, 2013

This post is written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian Thoughts of World War I do not necessarily conjure up images of soldiers reading for leisure. Rather, we tend to recall seeing photographs of brave young men engaged in trench warfare and scenes of the horrific aftermath of brutal battles. But through the efforts of…

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James Vick and his Illustrated Floral Guides
James Vick and his Illustrated Floral Guides
April 17, 2013

Spring fever was as common 150 years ago as it is now, and for many winter-weary souls, the illustrated seed catalogs that began appearing in that era are still the closest thing to a cure. Among the many fine examples of early seed catalogs in our collections, my personal favorites were produced by James Vick,…

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