UC Libraries, an organizer of Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, is proud to announce the 2012 Poster Debut Kick-off event on Thursday, September 20 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion. Continue reading Join UC Libraries at the Books by the Banks Poster Launch
The City of Cincinnati Birth and Death Records from 1865 to 1912 are now fully online and available for research and study at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries have been awarded a $15,900 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Minigrant from the State Library of Ohio to digitize copies of The Cincinnatian, UC’s yearbook, for the period of 1951-2006.
A previous LSTA grant provided for the digitization of The Cincinnatian from 1894-1950, viewable on the Web at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/cincinnatian/. This second project will complete access to all issues of the yearbook via the Web.
Before the May 26, 2010 meeting of the “new” Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine, the Society had last met in 1980, shortly after Dr. Striker’s death. Recently, as the latest phase of the Winkler Center’s own history began to blossom, the idea of resurrecting the Society made eminent sense. Cincinnati’s medical history is the envy of most cities, large and small, but with the passing of a generation of physicians and historians who knew and understood their community’s prominent role in medical history, appreciation of this illustrious history began to pass with them.
On exhibit on the 4th floor of Langsam Library, Starring the Queen City, celebrates books and films set in Cincinnati. In such books as Suzi Sinzinnati, Jazz Bird, and Beloved, and films such as Rain Man, Eight Men Out, and The Mighty, Cincinnati is either featured or plays a prominent role in the story.
People searching the UC Library Catalog may notice a new location on certain item records — Mercantile, which stands for the Mercantile Library.
This past summer, Lilia Walsh, who is the 2009-2010 intern in the Archives & Rare Books Library, took an Honors Seminar at the University of Cincinnati entitled Envisioning the City. The focus of the course was how artists, writers, cartographers, photographers and others have visually portrayed cities from the 15th century to the present, using the holdings of ARB’s rare books collection and its Urban Studies Collection. One of the experiential assignments given to the students in the seminar involved the practice of “lurking.”
Join nationally known authors Jennifer Weiner, Garth Stein, and Jeannette Walls along with local favorites Greg Rhodes, Ellen Schreiber, and Thayne Maynard to celebrate the joy and reading of books at Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, Saturday, October 17, 10am-4pm, Duke Energy Convention Center.
The day-long festival will feature over 80 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels, and activities for the entire family to enjoy. All events are free and open to the public.
The Archives & Rare Books Library has posted on its website indexes to two major Hamilton County Ohio resources, wills and citizenship papers.
The Archives and Rare Books intern, Ms. Christina Cooper, is currently working on a perfect Springtime project, processing the Cincinnati Park Board Records. This rich body of materials dates to the 19th century and contains studies, reports, drawings, photographs, glass slides, scrapbooks and administrative records. Continue reading Cincinnati Park Board Records Bring A Taste of Spring