Celebrating Women's History in the Archives & Rare Books Library

The Cover of Woman Triumphant by Rudolph Cronau, published in 1919.
The Cover of Woman Triumphant by Rudolph Cronau, published in 1919.

Since 1980 the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) has designated the month of March as a time to celebrate women’s history. The celebration began in 1980 when President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987 Congress extended it to the entire month thanks to successful lobbying efforts by the NWHP.

The 2010 Women’s History Month theme is “Writing Women Back into History.” According to the NWHP, “It often seems that the history of women is written in invisible ink. Even when recognized in their own times, women are frequently left out of the history books.” Continue reading Celebrating Women's History in the Archives & Rare Books Library

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Sam the Scaramouch - Cincinnati's 19th Century Satirical Tabloid

sam1a_webFor thirteen months between February 1885 and February 1886, a tabloid publication in Cincinnati published a wide range of articles, cartoons, editorials, and stories that lampooned American life.  No topic or person escaped the sharp wit of Sam the Scaramouch, and for the short time this weekly newspaper was in existence, its editors took on national tariffs, elections from Cincinnati to Washington, the temperance issue, urban sophisticates and country bumpkins, race and ethnicity, and, a growing national obsession with sports.  Grover Cleveland was president.  European colonization of Africa was in full force.  The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York, and Ulysses S. Grant died.  And, in many ways, Sam was like other newspapers around the country in covering these events, carrying local advertisements and notices, and publishing occasional doggerel and short fiction, and reflecting the “new” journalistic Realism. Continue reading Sam the Scaramouch - Cincinnati's 19th Century Satirical Tabloid

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The Eugene Ruehlmann Papers Show the Dramatic Changes in Cincinnati in the 1960s

The construction of Riverfront Stadium, June 1969, from the Municipal Reference Library Collection in the Urban Studies Collection.  This collection is not processed.The 1960s were a tumultuous time in American history, and the city of Cincinnati was not immune to the changes during this decade. Riots displayed the city’s difficult race relations, the Bengals brought professional football to the city, Riverfront Stadium was built and changed the layout of the riverfront, and the city of Cincinnati grappled with urban renewal. Each of these events is documented in the papers of Eugene Ruehlmann, which are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library’s Urban Studies Collection. Continue reading The Eugene Ruehlmann Papers Show the Dramatic Changes in Cincinnati in the 1960s

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Complete Finding Aid for the papers of German Studies Professor Hans-Georg Richert is Now Available

The Archives and Rare Books Library holds the papers of former professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, Hans-Georg Richert.   Richert was a dedicated teacher and scholar with research interests in the history of the German language, medieval studies, and 19th century German literature.  He taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the German language, German literature, and German culture. Continue reading Complete Finding Aid for the papers of German Studies Professor Hans-Georg Richert is Now Available

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SERVICE NOTICE

UPDATE: All services have been restored.

Please note that on Saturday, December 19th from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm electric power to Langsam Library will be out for planned maintenance. This power outage will cause the UC Libraries Web site, the Library Catalog, and Interlibrary Loan services through ILLiad to be inaccessible during this time.

In addition, UCit@Langsam will be closed 5:00 am to 1:00 pm because of the power outage.

Thank you for your patience.

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OhioLINK Notice Update

UPDATE – all systems are working now.

OhioLINK reports: “Unfortunately we are experiencing a SAN network failure that is preventing access to multiple OhioLINK services including the Electronic Journal Center, some OSearch databases, the Digital Media Center and other services. Systems engineers are working to resolve the problem and we hope to resume service as soon as possible. We apologize for the interruption in service at this very busy time of the year.”

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UC Libraries Make Cooperative Engineer Available Online

v17n02-1The University of Cincinnati Libraries have digitized Cooperative Engineer, a quarterly publication produced by students and alumni of UC’s College of Engineering from 1921 to 1975.

Accessible via http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/cooperative_engineer/, each scanned issue of Cooperative Engineer can be viewed in its entirety. The issues are also searchable by keyword and by phrase. In addition, viewers of the collection can browse by issue cover.

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First German Baptist Church Records Finding Aid Now Available

The Constitution of the Synzygus Verein of the First German Baptist Church, which appears to have been adopted prior to 1915.
The Constitution of the Synzygus Verein of the First German Baptist Church, which appears to have been adopted prior to 1915.

The records of the First German Baptist Church or Deutsche Baptisten-Kirche of Cincinnati have been fully processed and a finding aid is now available on the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository.  The collection holds various records for the church between 1880 and 1991 including church meeting minutes, financial records, and Sunday school attendance sheets.  The material in the collection prior to the 1930s is primarily in German.

The records of the First German Baptist Church illustrate a small, but significant religious movement among Cincinnati Germans in the late nineteenth century.  The First German Baptist Church was founded in Cincinnati in 1857, with the assistance of the Ninth Street Baptist Church, whose congregation saw the need for a Baptist missionary movement among German immigrants.  Continue reading First German Baptist Church Records Finding Aid Now Available

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