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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening Returns to UC Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is home to a diverse collection spanning 10 library locations and representing a wide variety of disciplines. Found within each of these collections are hidden treasures — books, manuscripts and other materials with unique histories and scholarly value.    On Thursday, March 12, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will host its second Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening event. Attendees will enjoy a program featuring What Makes A Rare Book Rare? from Kevin Grace, university archivist and head of the Archives & Rare Books Library, in addition to receiving a first look at this year’s new additions to the catalogue of adoptable materials. Hidden Treasures provides…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    Cecil Striker Lecture First Fully Endowed Lecture for the University of Cincinnati Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture is now its first fully endowed annual lecture. The lecture was named for Dr. Cecil Striker, a graduate from Cincinnati’s College of Medicine in 1921, who established himself as a nationally and internationally acclaimed consultant for physicians with diabetic patients and led efforts to promote successful diabetes treatment through insulin, diet and exercise. He also helped found the American Diabetes Associations and was its first President. Dr. Striker had a strong interest in medical history, which is honored by his eponymous lecture. The Cecil Striker Lecture has been held annually since 2011 hosted by the…

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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…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 1

    UC Professors’ Unique Collection Finds Home in the Libraries

    Article courtesy the University of Cincinnati Foundation The first time Richard Kretschmer stepped off a plane in New Mexico, he felt an immediate connection to the mountains. It was on this same trip, more than 40 years ago, that he also became interested in Native American culture. This quickly developed into a passion for Native American children’s literature that his wife and fellow educator Laura grew to share. The now-retired UC professors—Richard, professor emeritus in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), and Laura, professor emerita in the College of Allied Health Sciences—began purchasing these rare and unique books during their travels in 1975. “We were always…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    Dr. Mont Rogers Reid Surgical Films Digitized

    By Gino Pasi, Archivist and Curator for the Winkler Center The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions concluded a year-long project funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Partnering with Colorlab, a full-service motion picture film lab in Rockville, Maryland, the Winkler Center digitized three rare 16-mm films depicting surgeries performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Mont Rogers Reid in the mid-1930s. In addition to their digitization, the films were cleaned, restored, re-plasticized and rehoused by Colorlab. Thirteen films of Reid’s were found in UC’s Department of Surgery, but only three were salvageable as many were on Kodacolor acetate, a film type known for its rapid…

  • 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 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation Endows UC Libraries’ German-Americana Collection

    Cincinnati has a rich German heritage. At one time, about 75 percent of people living in Over-the-Rhine were of German descent. This fascinating local history is available to the community, students and scholars through the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The German-Americana Special Collection within UC’s Archives and Rare Books Library located in Blegen Library chronicles local, as well as national, German heritage. Thanks to a generous $250,000 endowment from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, this gift will be named the Charlotte and Edward Unnewehr Fund for the German-Americana Special Collection. The Unnewehrs, parents to the late Marge Schott, were active in the vibrant German community and their early…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Legacy Gift to UC Libraries Honors Mother through Improved Musical Collections

    When Sandra Cohan and her late husband, Robert, carefully considered a gift to honor their parents, they established an endowed fund at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The purpose of the Cohan family’s gift is to create “The Robert and Sandra Cohan Endowment in Memory of Frances Bejach Cohan to Benefit the Albino Gorno Memorial Library.” This fund will enhance the library’s musical collections to benefit both students and faculty with collections that are electronic, digital, paper, hardbound or in any other form that would respect the highest traditions in serious music established by Albino Gorno and his student, Frances Bejach Cohan. Mrs. Cohan had this to say about the…