Just in time for your summer research, some fascinating new content has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database:
Photography: the World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.
Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.
Happy summer (researching)!
I’m Too Sexy For My Fur!
Meet me outside the H-L Library for a snuggle!
Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Meet some therapy dogs and de-stress from exams
Dogs are “courtesy of” Casco Bay Dog Training Club
www.cascobaydogtraining.com and Positively Best Friends! Dog Training LLC
www.positivelybestfriends.com … To learn more about both organizations, visit their websites
Beginning Monday, April 22, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will begin a trial of opening one-half hour earlier Monday-Friday, at 8:00a.m. instead of 8:30. We’re trying the new hours at the recommendation of the Library Student Advisory Committee. The earlier opening will benefit students who wish to use the Library printers or computers or check out an item before an 8:30 class, as well as those who wish to get an earlier start to their study time!
The Library will continue to open at 10:00a.m. Saturday and Sunday. During Reading Period and Exam Week, May 9-18, H-L Library will open at 8:00a.m. every day, including weekends, and also will have extended night hours until 2:30a.m. Please see the Hours page for further information about H-L Library and Branch Library hours.
Drum Corps, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry
EXTENDED through August 9!
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the exhibition Bowdoin Boys in Blue—and Gray honors the role of Bowdoin’s own during those defining years for national identity, states’ rights, and individual freedoms.
Fully twenty-five percent of then-living Bowdoin alumni and students—317 men (including eighteen Confederates)—served during the Civil War, a participation rate higher than that of any other northern college. Among those ranks were four Medal of Honor recipients, a member of Lincoln’s cabinet, several commanders of U.S. Colored Troops, and soldiers serving throughout the various theatres of combat, from Gettysburg to Louisiana. Their letters, diaries, and other personal papers, selected from the holdings of Bowdoin’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, illuminate the Civil War period both in the field and on the home front.
The exhibition, located on the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, is open to the public daily from January 21 through June 1, 2013, free of charge.
Follow along as we blog “this day in history…
” for the year 1863, highlighting items from Special Collections
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