Join us for an afternoon open house in the Library’s Special Collections & Archives celebrating the forty-sixth annual Earth Day. Selected items will be on display documenting earth sciences, the environmental movement, and Bowdoin’s special place within it.
Snacks and beverages provided. Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Bowdoin College Library’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives.
Title page of Thomas Burnet’s “The sacred theory of the earth”, London, 1734?
Panoramic view of Julie Chen’s artist book, “Invented Landscape”, 2010.
Illustration from Georg Agricola’s “Bergwerck Buch” (Basel, 1621) – an early work on mineralogy.
Alfred Otto Gross (Biology professor 1913-1953; Director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island 1935-1953; Sc.D. 1952) on Kent Island, with the ocean in the background.
The Library provides access to a fabulous selection of online primary and secondary resources for research on African American history– take a look!
The library has access to several collections of historical newspapers and archival collections that could be just the thing for your summer research needs!
17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of Newspapers, which we have long had on microfilm, is now available online — very exciting. Click here for a list of newspapers included in the collection.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers expands our coverage of news from that era. Click here for a list of newspapers included in the collection.
And NCCO, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, follows in the footsteps of ECCO, with 3 collections released for your research: European Literature 1790-1840: the Corvey Collection; British Politics and Society; and Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange.
Artist's book printed with copper etchings and letterpress by Lindsey Horowitz, '12
Main Floor, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
May 9 – May 29, 2012
Eighteen printmaking students are exhibiting their handmade artists’ books on the first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library from May 9 – 28, 2012. The books contain original etchings, linocuts, and text within stitched, accordion fold, and flag-bound structures. They feature invented narratives, embellished how-to manuals, an elegant monster bestiary, and a multitude of other original creations. They are the capstone projects of Carrie Scanga’s Printmaking I class, made in collaboration with the renowned Portland book artist, Rebecca Goodale. The books were inspired by artists’ books from the Library’s Special Collections. Also featured in the exhibition are artists’ books by Lindsey Horowitz ‘12, an English major and printmaking teaching assistant.
Looking for a film clip to enhance a presentation?
Check out Films on Demand, a streaming video database of nonfiction films from the BBC, Nova, Frontline, Scientific American, History Channel, and many more high-quality producers. When viewing a video, click on “Embed this Video” for a link to insert into your presentation.
For more music and dance videos, see also Naxos Video Library.
Please see Linking to Online Videos for further help with embedding into your project.
The long-renowned collections of archaeological and cross-cultural studies known as the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) have now been digitized (eHRAF). The Library has access to both the archaeological and cross-cultural databases, eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures.
Find out why the Abkhasians live so long or how moms rule in the Zuni tribe. And who really had the first tattoo?
Caveat: It’s a bit clunky to use, but you are richly rewarded for your efforts!
On your Apple device or through Safari, use ArtStor’s Mobile site to search 1,000,000+ images by keyword, browse the collection, and more.
The Library now provides online access to the mother of all Latin dictionaries, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Still a work in progress, the TLL covers the letters A-M, O and part of P (Not bad for a dictionary that began in 1894!).
Note that we also have online access to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)).