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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    The Latest from the University of Cincinnati Press

    The three latest books published by the University of Cincinnati Press feature a pioneer in medical education, the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company, and the famed Kinsey African American Art and History Collection. Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents is the first comprehensive biography of this one-of-a-kind Cincinnatian. Known as the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company in the United States, Rookwood Pottery, Longworth Storer was passionate about women’s rights, her city and issues of poverty and the arts. She owned Rookwood Pottery for nine years, and then transferred ownership after earning recognition at the Exhibition of American Art Industry in Philadelphia…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening at UC Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is not only a center of discovery and education, but it also offers a unique window into the past. Special collections connect students, faculty and staff to historical and literary subjects in meaningful ways while also attracting top researchers and scholars with access to rare materials and resources. On Thursday, March 14, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will host its first fundraiser. Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening will offer an in-depth look at some of the Libraries’ most precious materials. Hidden Treasures provides essential funding to support the preservation, acquisition and digitization of books, manuscripts and collections held by the region’s top-ranked research library. Generous…

  • Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    UC Libraries Launches New Adopt-A-Book Program

    Do you love libraries? Do you love books? We need your help! UC Libraries has launched an exciting new Adopt-A-Book program, providing alumni and library friends the opportunity to help support the preservation of some of our most precious books. These are true treasures for our collection, deeply valued by our faculty and students for their content and scholarly value. The program has started with items from UC Libraries’ Archives & Rare Books Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Please consider adopting one of these rare items for preservation for future generations. Adopted items will receive an electronic bookplate honoring the adopter…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    Regional Book Festival Celebrates 10 Years, Expands to Year-Long Event

    After 10 years of bringing the region’s biggest and best book festival to downtown Cincinnati, Books by the Banks is expanding its reach with a brand-new lineup of events, culminating with the 10th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival this fall. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors. This year, a total of 10 events, including the popular book festival in October and nine new lead-up events, will mark the organization’s 10th anniversary. “Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in the area through reading and writing and we’re taking that…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    New Website Documents Jacobite Collection in the Archives and Rare Books Library

    Want to go beyond the hit TV show Outlander and learn more about the Jacobite Movement from 1688-1788? A new website from the Archives and Rare Books Library highlights the recent donation of more than 500 books on the Jacobites from Cincinnatian Virginius C. Hall and provides a compelling and informative resource for scholars, researchers, or anyone hoping to learn more about this violent and important time in Scotland’s history. Hall became fascinated by the Jacobites and “Bonnie Prince Charlie” when he was 15 at boarding school and began his book collection. He continued to book hunt as an undergraduate at Princeton University and later as an Army private stationed…

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    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 1

    Celebrating William Shakespeare

    Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it. Of all the many lines about death that William Shakespeare wrote for his plays, perhaps his words from Macbeth best describe his own departure. Shakespeare was certainly successful during his lifetime for his comedies and dramas, but he left London and the Globe Theatre for Stratford well before he died. His reputation became somewhat obscure after that, though with the publication of the First Folio in 1623 just a few years after his death in a single volume that gathered his known plays, interest in his work revived to the point that there shall never be any abatement in studies…

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    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Looking East Book Signing Scheduled for June 24

    Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a public book signing for Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia. The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods. The event, scheduled for June 24, 7pm, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion, will include readings by authors Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen. In 1900, Cincinnatian William Howard Taft successfully completed his tenure as Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law and began an appointment under President William McKinley as Governor-General of the Philippines. As a federal administrator and diplomat, Taft negotiated amicable trade and cultural interactions between East and West, and in 1905 President Theodore…