Richardson's rocks: DAAP-designed Cincinnati memorial in Burnet Woods turns 40

UC Magazine recently published a story celebrating the Richardson Stones in Burnett Woods.  Read the story below or to view the original story, go to  You can also find a collection on the Richardson Stones at the Archives and Rare Books Library.  The finding aid is available on the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository.

Richardson Stones
UC architecture faculty and students who integrated H.H. Richardson and his works into their ongoing studies completed this memorial in Burnet Woods Park in 1972. photo/Jay Yocis

Former UC architectural history professor Bill Rudd shares the story behind the student-led construction of the Burnet Woods memorial to famed architect H.H. Richardson’s Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Building. Henry Hobson Richardson is highly regarded, along with Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, as one of “the recognized trinity of American architecture.” The style he popularized is named for him: Richardsonian Romanesque.

Among the last buildings Richardson designed was the one-time Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce building on 4th Street. That building, dedicated in 1889, would stand among the most significant public structures in the region — along with works like the Suspension Bridge, the Carew Tower, City Hall, Music Hall and Union Terminal — had it not been destroyed by fire a century ago, in 1911. The memorial was completed in 1972.

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SciVerse Hub: Search Across Scopus, ScienceDirect, and the Scientific Web

With one click, access content from 3 sources using SciVerse Hub.

Search across the content of  SciVerse Scopus, SciVerse ScienceDirect full-text articles, and the scientific web.  See results ranked by relevancy and with no duplication.

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Workplace Health and Safety Information Resource

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides multiple resources and tools that address workplace health and safety in Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world.  Resources included in this platform are:

  • MSDS: more than 310,000 Material Safety Data Sheets, obtained directly from 2,000 North American manufacturers and suppliers
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PubMed: New Filters Sidebar

Use the new Filters sidebar to narrow or focus your PubMed search results!  Filters are now visible next to your search results.  PubMed replaced the Limits page with a Filters sidebar on May 10, 2012.  Applying filters still work the way limits worked; once they’ve been selected, all subsequent searches will be filtered until you remove or change the filters.

To see examples of how the filters sidebar can be used, view the National Library of Medicine tutorial on YouTube or take a look at the NLM Technical Bulletin news article.

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URC Funds Granted for Study of ARB's Van Meter Ames Collection

By Lauren Fink, ARB Intern, 2011-2012

When I began working at the Archives and Rare Books Library last June, I never could have imagined all that I would learn in the following year.  As my one year anniversary at ARB is quickly approaching, I find myself reflecting on all of the great collections I have had the opportunity to process and research, all of the priceless books I have gotten to Betty and Van Meter AmesJohn Cagebrowse every day, and all of the help and support I have been given from my wonderful co-workers.

By sheer chance, the very first collection I was given to process, during my initial weeks of working here, was directly related to my percussion performance major and my academic interests.  Continue reading URC Funds Granted for Study of ARB's Van Meter Ames Collection

Springer Protocols Handbooks Available

Springer Protocols Handbooks is an online series of protocols available to UC users through OhioLINK, the statewide consortium.   The handbooks included in the series are:

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Access the protocols via the Health Sciences Library eBooks page where there are links to each protocol as well as the series.


Travel Writings in the Archives and Rare Books Library

By Janice Schulz

Among the strengths in our Rare Books collection is our diverse assortment of travel writings ranging from the reports of explorers to stories of leisure travel. Travel writings can offer unique perspectives to historical research about a region, providing accounts of outsiders without local views, agendas, and prejudices. They can also be valuable for comparative histories, showing change over time and varying cultural viewpoints. Among the many research areas that travel writings can support are social, ethnographic, geological, botanical, and architectural issues. Continue reading Travel Writings in the Archives and Rare Books Library

Leigh Harline Brought Memorable Characters to Life

Pinocchio Recordings
Record Cover for Recordings of the Music from Pinocchio

Walt Disney Studios is known for their great animated films filled with memorable songs, songs that we remember from our childhood and that last with us through adulthood.  They are songs we share with our own children as they grow.  We usually remember the names of the actors who brought the characters to life, but not everyone pays attention to the names of those who wrote those songs that stay with us.  Leigh Harline, a prolific composer, was one of those people who brought the early Disney characters to life through his songs.

Harline was the son of Swedish immigrants who converted to Mormonism.  He was born in Utah on March 26, 1907, and was his parent’s thirteenth child.  His family recognized his musical talents early in his life, and he played the organ on Sundays at the Mormon Tabernacle when he was twelve years old.   He attended the Latter Day Saints High School and then the University of Utah, where he majored in music and studied piano and organ with J. Spencer Cornwall, the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Continue reading Leigh Harline Brought Memorable Characters to Life