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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 3

    New digital display for 1911 graduate Valentine Barker

    By Ivy O’Connell A collection donated to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library is now a new digital exhibit. The Valentine Barker collection provides a snapshot of technical education and advertisement work in the early 20th century. The collection was recently digitized by the UC Libraries’ Digital Collections Team.  Valentine Barker was a 1911 graduate of the Ohio Mechanics Institute comprehensive art program.  The Ohio Mechanics Institute (OMI), founded in 1828, is one of CEAS’ source institutions and provided vital technical education during the early development of the city. Beginning in 1901, OMI served as a technical high school. Barker attended as a student of the technical high…

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    Annual Progress Report

    Highlights

    Whether in-person or online, UC Libraries had a busy and productive year. UC Libraries Announce Phased Approach to Re-Open Library Facilities July 2020 – With the start of the 2020 fall semester, UC Libraries re-opened library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing. OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan Borrowing have resumed August 2020 – Library users could once again request OhioLINK materials for pickup at Langsam Library using the OhioLINK catalog or by using the “Search OhioLINK” tab after a search in our local Library Catalog. CEAS, CECH and DAAP Libraries Re-Open to Users September 2020 – As of September 14, the College of Engineering and…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius

    Andreas Vesalius was a Renaissance anatomist and physician who revolutionized the study and practice of medicine through his careful description of the anatomy of the human body. Basing his observations on dissections he made himself, he authored the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy, “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (“On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books”). Published in 1543, “Fabrica” was the most extensive and accurate description of the human body of its time. Most likely drawn by Vesalius colleague Jan Stephan a Calcar and Italian artist Titian, the “Fabrica” is widely known for its illustrations, where skeletons and bodies with muscular structures exposed pose in scenic, pastoral…

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    Annual Progress Report

    Library Exhibits

    Exhibits highlight the collections, services and people of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The 2019/2020 academic year was an active one with exhibits featuring the pivotal role of women, artists’ books, the Labor Collection, the university’s Bicentennial and the artist Shepard Fairey. 200 Years of Curation In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the DAAP Galleries presented “200 Years of Curation.” In this unprecedented collaboration of five separate archives and collections from throughout the university. This exhibition featured an array of objects, artifacts, documents and works of art that have been pulled from display, library stacks and storage facilities throughout campus to provide a glimpse into some of the…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Working for a Living. Exhibit features Labor Collections in the Archives and Rare Books Library.

    Labor history concerns the lives of workers and their various and diverse struggles for workplace democracy, improved working conditions, collective bargaining and their relationship to changing forms of work and economic production. An online exhibit, Working for a Living, features the University of Cincinnati’s Archives and Rare Books Library labor collections. Part of the Urban Studies Collection, the labor collections include records from Cincinnati’s AFL-CIO Labor Council, the Regional Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers, the Barbers’ Union Local 49, International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades Local 308 and others. Available via the Libraries YouTube channel, the exhibit includes documents, photographs, pamphlets, union materials and more…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    Women of the Movement

    Two exhibits on display this spring in the Walter C. Langsam Library highlight women who fought for equality. Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights, on display on the 4th floor lobby, profiles female leaders and documents their contributions to the fight for civil and voting rights. Beginning with Sojourner Truth, former slave and abolitionist, and concluding with contemporaries Diane Nash, a key player in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Cincinnati’s Marian Spencer, a champion for Civil Rights both locally and nationally, the exhibit spans history into current times. African-American women instrumental to the fight for women’s suffrage included in the…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    UC in Print: Books Documenting 200 Years of the University of Cincinnati

    In 2019, the University of Cincinnati celebrates its bicentennial anniversary with a year of events and programs. UC Libraries is marking the occasion with an exhibit “UC in Print: Books Documenting 200 Years of the University of Cincinnati.” Available for viewing on the fourth floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library, the exhibit includes books from throughout the libraries and covers the history, notables, sports and culture of the university. Songs of the university, the architecture, football and basketball, even a children’s book starring the UC Bearcat can be found in the exhibit alongside writings from former UC presidents Raymond Walters, Walter Langsam and Joseph Steger. Histories and commemorations…

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    Exhibit Celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100

    Performer. Composer. Teacher. These three descriptions of world-renowned musician Leonard Bernstein, who was born 100 years ago this year, are celebrated in a new exhibit on display on the 4th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library now through the end of the calendar year. The exhibit includes biographical and professional information about Bernstein, recordings, books and images. It corresponds with a display in the Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library of additional Bernstein materials and recordings. The exhibit was designed by UC Libraries communication co-op student Sophia Yu with assistance from co-op student Sam Kane. It was curated by Jenny Doctor, head of the CCM Library, and Paul Cauthen,…