To see this early example of English Orientialism, ask for Rare DS257.O47 1673.
To see this early example of English Orientialism, ask for Rare DS257.O47 1673.
BrowZine brings the experience of browsing current journal shelves- enjoying the cover art, scanning the table of contents, and reading the full text- to your iPad. This new app from Third Iron allows you to build your own journal browsing shelf from your choice of open access and subscription based journals from a large range of scholarly and scientific publishers. You can set up current awareness notification, and save and download articles to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services.
There is a free version of the App that you can use for open access materials, and for a fee, an institution can set up your BrowZine experience to include the journals to which your institution subscribes. Stay tuned for a Dartmouth trial of BrowZine!
- Introduction to BrowZine video
- Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker
- The Future of ePub Browsing (includes discussion of Zinio too)
Certainly Andrew Lang thought "Diamonds and Toads"- published as "Les Fées" or "The Fairies" in Perrault - was of interest as he included it in his Blue Fairy Book (London, New York: Longmans, Green, 1889). It tells the story of two sisters who encounter a fairy at a well. One sister is kind to the fairy and the other is insulting. The kind sister is granted the gift of having a precious object - a jewel, diamond or flower - fall from her mouth whenever she speaks. The rude sister is cursed with toads and snakes whenever she utters a word. A classic tale with the standard moral of "be kind to strangers as you never know who they might be."
So why have these tales faded while the others have stayed in the mainstream? Were they like the b-sides or deep cuts from the days of vinyl - interesting to the hard-core fan, but not really the main attraction? Or have other tales with similar stories and morals eclipsed them?
Out earliest copy of Mother Goose is from 1697 and maintains that it was printed in Paris. However, the catalog record indicates that it was printed in Amsterdam and was essentially an unauthorized pirate copy of the real Paris edition.
Ask for Rare Book PQ 1877 .C513 1697 to read this early Mother Goose - in French of course! The Blue Fairy Book can be had by asking for Sine Illus F66blu.
Vox Clamantis in Deserto
|Champney Brook at Pitcher Falls gorge as seen from|
the brook looking into the gorge from the
bottom of the falls.
|A reverse angle of the same gorge|
looking back towadrs the brook.
|View from Mt. Chocorua Summit looking south.|
|View from Mt. Chocorua Summit looking west.|
|Pitcher Falls in winter, from the top.|
|Midway up Pitcher Falls during the winter.|
|Amazing ice formations at Pitcher Falls|
By Brian Markee
The Dartmouth College Library recently expanded its Dartmouth Authors Book Display program to include brief talks or blog postings by featured authors.
Colin Calloway (History & Native American Studies) has two books currently on display in Baker-Berry Library’s King Arthur Flour Café: Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History (Oxford U. Press, 2013); and Ledger Narratives: The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (U. of Oklahoma Press, 2012). He gave the inaugural book talk on May 21st, discussing Ledger Narratives, which grew out of the Hood Museum of Art’s Fall 2010 exhibit of the Mark Lansburgh Collection of ledger drawings, and the concurrent Leslie Humanities Center Institute, “Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art.”
Ledger art is associated primarily with Cheyenne, Kiowa, and other Plains peoples, first appearing in the mid-late 19th century. As contact between Native communities and American military, government agents, and traders increased, so did access to the accounting ledger books in which this art was drawn. These drawings document – from a Native perspective – a time of tremendous and traumatic change for these communities. A single drawing can tell a complex story, with footprints/animal tracks indicating travel and passage of time. Many drawings depict battle scenes against both Native and non-Native enemies, with warriors often clearly identified by their regalia or associated glyphs. Others depict daily life (hunting, courtship, social dances, etc.) or the encroachment of European American civilization and technologies.
Want to know more?
- Dr. Joyce M. Szabo (University of New Mexico) will teach two Dartmouth courses during summer term:
- NAS 30.2 / ARTH 16.2 – Plains Ledger Drawings
- NAS 30.1 / ARTH 17.1 – Modern Native American Art History
- For additional works by Colin Calloway, see Summon or the library catalog.
- We have a number of related books on ledger drawings in the library collection. Articles, too!
- Descriptions of ledger drawings in the Hood Museum are available in the Hood collection catalog.
- Several other collections can be viewed online, most notably:
- For additional help, Ask Us!
Join us for our next Dartmouth Authors book talk on Mon., June 24 at 4:00 pm. Dr. Harvey Frommer (MALS) will speak on “Writing Baseball.” Mark your calendars!
Just in time for commencement! Please find time to come by Kresge Library, on the 3rd floor of Fairchild Hall, to view the 2013 student research poster winners from two important events this spring.
The Graduate Student Poster Session at the Hopkins Center on Wednesday, April 10th was a fantastic event, and the following individuals whose research posters were recognized for their excellence kindly agreed to allow them to be hung in Kresge Library for the coming year:
- Sadik Antwi-Boampong, Chemistry (Joseph Belbruno)
Detection of Formaldehyde Vapor Using Conductive Polymer Films
- John Gartner, Earth Sciences (Carl Renshaw, Francis Magilligan)
Irene Landslides and Sedimentation in Vermont Rivers: Importance of Gradients in Transport Capacity
- Marianna Kleyman, Biochemistry (Duane Compton)
STAG2 Regulates Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachments in Human Cells
- Alexander Schlegel, Psychological & Brain Sciences (Peter Tse)
A Neural Network Supporting Mental Operations on Visual Imagery
The Wetterhahn Symposium and Sigma Xi / Christopher Reed Undergraduate Poster Competition were held on May 23rd, and the following five graduating seniors were recognized for the excellence of their research posters, which also can be viewed in Kresge Library’s student research poster gallery:
- Sarah L. Khan, Biology (C. Robertson McClung)
Genetic Analysis of the Shade Avoidance Response in Brassica Rapa
- Ellen P. Roy, Earth Sciences (Meredith Kelly)
Developing a Holocene Temperature Record from Lake Sediments in Northwest Greenland
- Angela C. Gauthier, PBS (David Bucci)
Social Interaction in the Rat Brain and Effects of Cross-Fostering WKY/SHR Rats on Behavior
- Tyrone DeSpenza Jr, Physiology (Bryan Luikart)
The Effect of Pten Point Mutations in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
* special shout-out to Tyrone ’cause he works in Kresge – Hi Tyrone!
- Thomas M. Das, Biology (Sharon Bickel)
The Effect of Oxidative Damage on Meiotic Chromosome Segregation in Drosophila Melanogaster Oocytes
Truly, this gallery of outstanding research posters (and beautifully composed, too! very effective visually as well as textually) is worth a visit to Kresge Library (as if you needed a reason!). It’s a quiet and reflective space right now, in the calm of intersession, but over the coming year these posters will look down over dozens and dozens of students working through many late nights with those TI-84 graphing calculators and their laptops.
We’re honored to be able to display the results of their work.
Though relatively unknown at first, Bass's involvement with the Committee of Retrenchment and Reform led him to be noticed by the progressive Republicans in the state. These reformers wanted to curtail the influence of lobbyists on state politics, in particular the influence of the Boston and Maine Railroad. They also sought and eventually were able to pass a direct primary law, partial tax reform, and a law requiring lobbyists to register. Bass was the first to benefit from the direct primary law when he ran for governor in 1910 on the progressive platform.
During his campaign, according to Wright, Bass "was a model of superior organization [working] from lists of supporters and potential supporters in each town." An example of this dedication to reach every single voter in the state is this flyer, which was intended for Jewish voters, even though, according to the American Jewish Year Book, New Hampshire's Jewish population was only 1000 in 1907. The flyer is in Yiddish but is written in Hebrew and is "A Call to All Jews in New Hampshire." In it Bass introduces himself and his political positions. He states that he is 38 years old and a Harvard graduate from 1896. He then proclaims that he is a "friend to all people, rich or poor," an "does not play the political game." He is also proud of being "endorsed by Dartmouth president Tucker and Winston Churchill [the writer]" He promises that if Jewish people vote for him, "the railroad will be cheaper," but if they do not vote for him "everything will get more expensive." Bass won the election and was governor from 1911-1913.
To learn more about Robert P. Bass and his politics take a look at his papers for which an electronic finding aid is now available. The campaign flyer can be found in ML-31, box 63, folder 19.
James Wright's book The Progressive Yankees: Republican Reformers in New Hampshire, 1906-1916 can be found at Rauner D.C History F39. W75 1987 c.2
If you are looking for others to teach you:
There may be a book arts center where you are going. Multi-week, weekend, and one-day programs can be found through these places, including:
- Lovely in the Home Press/Erin Sweeney (NH)
- Book Arts Guild of Vermont (VT)
- Otter Pond Bindery/Susan Bonthron (VT)
- Center for Book Arts (NY)
- Wide Awake Garage/Daniel Kelm (MA)
- North Bennet Street School (MA)
- Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute (NY)
- Morgan Conservatory (OH)
- Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper (IL)
- Minnesota Center for the Book (MN)
- San Francisco Center for the Book (CA)
- London Center for Book Arts (UK)
If you are willing to teach yourself:
For a link into the community of bookbinding and book arts, check out the Guild of Book Workers and the College Book Arts Association. These organizations offer information and networking opportunities.
Stop in at your local library, whether a small public or large institution, and see what might be on the shelves. Remember that many libraries have inter-library loans and can help you get a title to borrow. Also, your local bookstore may have a volume you want to purchase. The Dartmouth College Library has many books on printing, binding and other book arts that can be checked out, including the Ray Nash Collection, housed in the Current Periodicals Room.
Don't forget you can sign up for our list serv and we will be alert you to any book arts opportunities that arise here at Dartmouth. Check out our webpage and see what's up!
This fall we'll have the addition of our new Book Arts Special Instructor Sarah Smith. She will be in the shop and bindery, with a new line-up of opportunities to learn and practice the book arts. We look forward to seeing you then.
By Stephanie Wolff
Some of the general descriptions contain moments of wry humor, such as this guide to the area near Bryn Mawr: "Most of the college crowd leaves Philly to the Quakers… and sticks pretty much to the suburban spots. If you know Philadelphia, you will too." Other entries are less endearing, such as a hopelessly misguided attempt to compliment Skidmore women by comparing them to racehorses at the local track.
One can only imagine the desperation that would drive a young man to walk up to the bookstore counter with For Men Lonely in one hand and money in the other. Thankfully, having a look at the book nowadays doesn't require you to navigate any morally questionable landscape. Instead, guide yourself to Rauner and ask for Alumni J7278f, complete with the authors' autographs on the flyleaf.
The White Church Women's Association in Hanover published the first Hanover cookbook, Recipes, in Rauner's collection in 1928. The 1920's woman was more resourceful than the twenty-first century cook, with an entire section dedicated to the uses for sour milk. Still, quality and ingenuity can go hand in hand. I would personally advocate for the increased twenty-first century consumption of "Rinktum Tiddy" and a dessert called "Hermits," based on their names alone.
By the 1950s, Hanover had apparently taken a turn for the health conscious. The 1950 cookbook of Hanover’s Favorite Recipes, compiled by the Grafton Star Grange, dedicates a large section to weight control. While the "Eighteen Day Reducing Diet" and the "Body Building and Weight Gaining Diet" don’t exactly fit modern day nutritional guidelines, they show a college town increasingly concerned with their waistlines. The cookbook even contains a weight chart, showing the correct correlation between "Weight in Pounds (With Regular Clothes)" and "Height (with shoes on)."
In the 1960s, Dartmouth began to celebrate its perceived culinary expertise. The Dartmouth Women's Club wrote in the introduction of Favorite Dartmouth Recipes that, "much of the excellence that is Dartmouth is largely due to the fact that the wives and mothers of Dartmouth men are superb cooks." Viewing the recipes from the 1960s, a modern reader may question this claim. While many of the food creations in the 1961 College Town Cook Book and 1967 Tuck-Thayer Wives Club are likely delicious, a distinct handful would likely not agree with the stomachs of Dartmouth students in 2013. One major objection: the incredibly common use of Jell-O in any dish. From salads to meal loafs, gelatin seems to have been the go-to ingredient in Hanover and Dartmouth kitchens in the 1960s.
Posted for Kate Taylor '13