Apr 26, 2018"Poetry as a Homeland": A Willing Book Collection
What follows is a condensed version of the winning essay and annotated bibliography submitted to the Book Collecting Contest by Erin O'Malley, a freshman majoring in comparative literature at the University of Rochester. The Friends of the University of Rochester (FURL) Student Book Collecting Contest has taken place for over twenty years. The contest is open to both UR undergraduates and graduates, through the submission of an essay that describes the purpose and method behind their book collection, why it is meaningful to them, and their ideas for its future development. The collections are not judged on size or monetary value, but instead on how the entrant describes the importance the collection holds for them personally.
Apr 10, 2018Elizabeth Hollister Frost (1857-1958)
Written by Cirse Mendoza. For our "Gender and Sexuality in Social Protests and Film" class, we had to form collective groups on a topic we are passionate about. My group and I decided to do research at RBSCP on Rochester’s unknown women. There are so many important women who made differences in our society, whose contributions have been forgotten, so in this series of five blogs you will learn a bit more about some of these women and how they impacted each one of the members of this collective.
Apr 10, 2018A Look into Virginia Moscrip’s Life
Written by Emily Palacio. Hello, and thank you for reading this blog! For my film class, "Gender and Sexuality in Social Protests and Film," we had to form collective groups on a topic we are passionate about. My group and I decided to do research at the RBSCP about Rochester’s unknown women. There are so many important women who made differences in our society, whose contributions have been forgotten, so this is one in a series of five blog posts where you will learn a bit more about some of these women and how they impacted each one of the members of this collective.
Mar 27, 2018Witch Cake Part 2: The Salem Connection
By Steffi Delcourt (PhD student, Dept. of English)
Mar 26, 2018Searching for Ward's--and finding him
by Melissa Mead
In 1860 a new professor joined the University--he was absent from the classroom more often than not, but his impact has been as long-lasting as any of the fossils he collected on our behalf.
Mar 13, 2018Witch Cake 1: A Scottish Conundrum
By Steffi Delcourt (PhD Student, Department of English)
Mar 7, 2018Imagining Alexander the Great
By Ashley Conklin (PhD student, Department of English)
Feb 26, 2018L'Affaire Schlauch
By Kyle Huskin (PhD candidate, Department of English)
Feb 22, 2018Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey!
by Elizabeth Call
Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925-April 15, 2000)
Feb 13, 2018Valentine's Day Storytime
by Elizabeth Call
Outreach Librarians Kristen Totleben and Alan Unsworth with Phillip Koyoumjian, instructor for HIS198: Science, Sex and Society in Victorian Britain, approached Liz Call, Outreach Librarian for Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) about having students engage with rare books to compliment what they were learning in the classroom. The students "speed-dated" with a selection of mostly Victorian-era books that deal with love in some way and selected one that appealed to them. They then were tasked with carefully analyzing their book and writing a brief blog post. Students will share their experiences tomorrow, February 14th, in Evan Lams Square in Rush Rhees Library from 11:30am-1pm (this event is part of a series of events, "Love in the Library," taking place tomorrow).