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History comes to light

History comes to light

February 17, 2017

Haytham Abdelhakim ’20 and Ashley Tenesaca ’20 stop to look at a panel signed by University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff in 1994 when it accompanied the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt that had been displayed in Goergen Athletic Center. The panel had been saved by Linda Dudman, the associate director of health promotion at the University Health Service; Dudman has donated the panel to River Campus Libraries, where it is now on display.

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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

February 13, 2017

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

January 18, 2017

Maddox will play a pivotal role in the design of the collaborative, technology-rich space within Rush Rhees Library.

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Year’s top books share roots in University archives

Year’s top books share roots in University archives

December 20, 2016

This year, The New York Times list of the 100 most notable books for 2016 included two that were written by authors who used the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation renowned collections for their work.

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News from the front lines of the AIDS fight

News from the front lines of the AIDS fight

December 1, 2016

Founded by University of Rochester students in 1971, the Empty Closet is one of the oldest continuously published LGBT papers in the United States. Its pages reflect the story of the AIDS epidemic.

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8,000 posters, one collection

8,000 posters, one collection

December 1, 2016

The AIDS Education Poster Collection, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, is the world’s largest single online collection of visual resources related to the disease.

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Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

November 11, 2016

Archived letters between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz were the inspiration for the Letters from Georgia song cycle by Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA). Rochester’s collections–like others around the world–provide insight in an age of email and texting.

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Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

November 10, 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death, students and librarians are hosting an exhibit and a presentation examining how Cervantes and Quixote have inspired interpretations and representations across the centuries.

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Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

November 1, 2016

Through letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, and banners, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives a rich voice to the history of women’s suffrage.

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Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

October 14, 2016

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of River Campus Libraries, will serve as the next president of the organization, representing leading academic libraries in North America.

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