University of Cincinnati Woman's Club

Josephine Simrall, Dean of Women
Josephine Simrall, Dean of Women from 1921-1933

A new two-box collection of records from the UC Woman’s Club is now available in the University Archives. Accessioned as number UA-10-12, the new collection contains meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, newsletters, annual reports, and program records mainly spanning 1996-2003. Some of the program records go back to 1979. The collection also features membership rosters from 1970-1973. A complete inventory can be found at Continue reading University of Cincinnati Woman's Club

JAMA & Archives Journal Backfiles Now Available

The newly digitized JAMA & Archives Backfiles offer online access to historical medical and clinical research.  Pivotal articles that helped shape the last century of medical research, clinical practice, and public health are now just a few clicks away.

The JAMA & Archives Backfiles feature:

  • Site-wide, simultaneous access for all of your patrons
  • Fully searchable, high-resolution PDFs
  • Fully searchable HTML abstracts and metadata

Go to the eJournals list to find current holdings as well as the new backfiles.  Search for the title you’re interested in. If you don’t see the backfiles listed for that journal, follow the link to the current  journal holdings and click on Past Issues to access the backfiles.

Backfiles included:

  • 1883-1997 JAMA
  • 1920-1997 Archives of Dermatology
  • 1992-2000 Archives of Family Medicine
  • 1959-1997 Archives of General Psychiatry
  • 1908-1997 Archives of Internal Medicine
  • 1959-1997 Archives of Neurology
  • 1919-1958 Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry
  • 1911-1997 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (formerly American Journal of Diseases of Children)
  • 1929-1997 Archives of Ophthalmology
  • 1925-1997 Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
  • 1920-1997 Archives of Surgery

New Point of Care Resource


Check out JBI COnNECT+ (Clinical Online Network of Evidence for Care and Therapeutics) at

JBI COnNECT is designed to provide service providers, health professionals and consumers with the best available international evidence at the point of care.


  • Information on topics such as acute care, burns, diagnostic imaging, infection control, mental health, and wound healing and management.
  • Summarized research including Systematic Reviews, Best Practice Information Sheets, Evidence Summaries and Evidence Based Recommended Practices.
  • Resources to help assess the quality of single research papers.

Brought to you by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) which is an international collaboration involving nursing, medical and allied health researchers, clinicians, academics and quality managers across 40 countries in every continent.

Bookmark this URL or go to the Health Sciences Library home page at and click on JBI COnNECT under Express Links.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 558-1433 or

Center for Peace Education Records Available in ARB

Peace Camp, 2003
Peace Camp, 2003

Listen to others. Communicate your feelings. Think before you act.  The Center for Peace Education taught these and other skills for conflict resolution, peer mediation, and effective communication.  The work of this organization with Greater Cincinnati schools and through their own programs helped children to learn to resolve their differences without fighting.  A collection of the records of the Center for Peace Education was recently acquired by the Archives and Rare Books Library and contains training materials, photographs of events, brochures, office files, and other documentation of the work of the Center for Peace Education. Continue reading Center for Peace Education Records Available in ARB

Oh Paoletta!

Mark Palkovic, Head of the CCM Library, with the bust of Pietro Floridia
Mark Palkovic, Head of the CCM Library, with the bust of Pietro Floridia

It’s a total bust!  Really.  A bronze sculpture of composer Pietro Floridia has been donated to the University of Cincinnati and has found a home in the Gorno Memorial Music Library in the Blegen Library Building.  The setting is entirely appropriate because back in 2004, the UC Libraries were about to add the 3,000,000th volume to its collections, with the desire that this addition be suitably rare and unusual, and, reflect the University’s historical ties to the City of Cincinnati.  Dean Victoria A. Montavon marked this noteworthy event by designating the purchase of a collection of music, costume drawings, and documents of the opera, Paoletta, composed by Floridia as the official “Three Millionth.”  The materials joined the collections in the UC Libraries’ Archives & Rare Books Library. Continue reading Oh Paoletta!

Former UC Prez Nancy Zimpher Joins ARB Staff

Nancy Zimpher and Kathleen ForsteIn April, the Archives & Rare Books Library staff was bolstered by the addition of former University of Cincinnati president Nancy Zimpher.  Zimpher served as UC’s chief executive from 2003 to 2009 and was referred to ARB by the campus office of the president in University Pavilion.  Dr. Zimpher is currently welcoming students and researchers as they enter the archives reference area, so we encourage everyone to stop by and say hello.  She has been accessioned as UA-10-06 and will be a permanent member of the University Archives.  In this accompanying image, Dr. Zimpher has her picture taken with student worker Kathleen Forste.

– Kevin Grace

Former Interim President Monica Rimai's Speeches and Appearances

The Archives & Rare Books Library has completed processing one box of speeches and appearance records of former Interim President Monica Rimai. Rimai joined the University in 2005 and had served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance since 2006. The Board of Trustees named her Interim President in March 2009 after Nancy Zimpher resigned to become Chancellor of the State University of New York system. Rimai served as Interim President from June 1, 2009 until November 1, 2009, when President Gregory H. Williams began his tenure. Rimai resigned her position as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance in the fall of 2009 to become Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the State University of New York system. Continue reading Former Interim President Monica Rimai's Speeches and Appearances

UC Libraries Put 16th-Century Spanish Antiphoner Online

Spanish AntiphonerThe University of Cincinnati Libraries have made available via the Digital Projects Web site the Spanish Antiphoner, a 16th-century Gregorian chant choir book handwritten on vellum pages approximately 16 by 24 inches in diameter with neumatic notation and illuminated capitals.  Pages 65 through 72 of the choir book are missing, but 242 pages remain intact. 

Available online at, the Spanish Antiphoner can be viewed in its entirety as both PDF (download Adobe Acrobat Reader) files or by using Book Reader software. When viewing the Spanish Antiphoner through the Digital Projects database option, viewers can view thumbnails and large versions of the images, and then can rotate, zoom in and out, magnify particular areas, download, and print the images.

Continue reading UC Libraries Put 16th-Century Spanish Antiphoner Online

Barbara Ramusack Papers in the University Archives

Professor Emerita of History Barbara Ramusack has donated her professional papers covering the years 1958-2009 to the University Archives. Ramusack began teaching at UC in 1967 and served as professor, graduate studies director, head of the Department of History, and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History, teaching in the areas of Women’s Studies and Asian Studies, with a research focus on India. Additionally, she served on a multitude of departmental, university, and professional committees. She retired on September 1, 2009 after 42 years of service to the University. Continue reading Barbara Ramusack Papers in the University Archives

JAMAevidence Now Available

Image of the JAMAevidence logo

Now available, JAMAevidence is an online interactive tool designed to help students and clinicians learn the best practice of evidence-based medicine.   This electronic tool provides full-text access to the content in the second edition of The User’s Guides to the Medical Literature and The Rational Clinical Examination.

Bookmark these URLs or go to the Health Sciences Library home page at and click on EBM Resources and the letter J at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 558-1433 or