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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    By Kendall Smith Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!   Please come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Walter C. Langsam Library with readings by UC faculty from the Romance Languages and Literature Department. Friday, September 29 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Langsam Library, Digital Learning Commons (toward the back on the 4th floor)   Featured will be five speakers reading from their various recent works. Stephanie Alcantar Stephanie Alcantar holds a BA in applied math from Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Mexico, and an MA in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati. She has published five books of poetry and one book of essays, which include an essay…

  • 1916 Shakespeare Terecentenary.
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Now Open: Shakespeare and the Queen City

    As first announced in the last issue of Source, the Archives and Rare Books Library’s Shakespearean collection is prominently featured in the current Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibition, “Shakespeare in the Queen City,” on display now through October 29. The free exhibition has as its focal point one of 82 First Folios belonging to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., each containing 36 of the playwright’s published works. Visitors to the exhibit will also see works from the collections of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County that show how Shakespeare’s works were performed and celebrated in Cincinnati’s libraries, schools, homes and theaters. One…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Cincinnati and Shakespeare: The Bard Abides

    By Kevin Grace. Enoch Carson was enthralled with William Shakespeare. While the 19th century Cincinnati entrepreneur and civil servant made his fortune in the lamp and gas business, he considered his real wealth to be the hundreds of Shakespeare volumes that he accumulated. For the most part Carson was a self-educated man, attributing his intellectual development to his years spent reading the plays. So, he devoted his life to building a library of as many editions of the bard as he could afford.  At one point Carson took his volumes of the prominent Charles Knight 1839 London edition of the plays and disbound them so he could insert the huge…

  • sheet music
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    World War I Illustrated Sheet Music Highlights Depictions of Women

    In commemoration of both Women’s History Month (March) and the centennial of the United States entry into World War I (April 6, 1917), two new library exhibits feature illustrated sheet music from the era. “Sheet music served as propaganda for the war effort, but also offered solace—and sometimes levity—to those on the home front. Between the war years of 1914 and 1918, music publishers produced over 13,500 individual compositions,” said exhibit curator Theresa Leininger-Miller, associate professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. The Angel of No Man’s Land: Red Cross Nurses in World War I Illustrated Sheet Music, on display on the fourth floor…

  • UC items in exhibit
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    ‘Preserving the Past for the Future’ Exhibit Showcases Work of Preservation Lab

    In January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally managed, staffed and equipped preservation lab located in UC’s Walter C. Langsam Library. Employees from both PLCH and UCL work on the general circulating and rare/special collections of each institution. The division of labor for all work performed by the Preservation Lab is divided evenly between UCL and PLCH. The exhibit “Preserving the Past for the Future,” currently on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby, showcases the work done by the Preservation Lab on a selection of…

  • Volume 13, Issue 2

    Exhibiting the Top Illustrated Children’s Books

    Schackleton’s Journey, Harlem Hellfighters, Poems by Haitian Schoolchildren and Time for Bed, Fred – these are just some of the books included in the new UC Libraries exhibit featuring the top illustrated books of 2014 as compiled by the New York Times Book Review. On display on the 4th floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library beginning December 4, the exhibit includes images from the top 10 illustrated books along with illustrations by the same artists from titles found in UC Libraries, including The Silver Donkey, Only a Witch Can Fly and Edwin Speaks Up, all available in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library. About…

  • Volume 13, Issue 1

    25 Years After the Fall of the Wall

    November 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this important event, the University of Cincinnati Libraries have created an exhibit on display in Langsam Library through fall quarter. “Fall of the Berlin Wall,” on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby, displays a Berlin Wall timeline tracing the history of the Berlin Wall. Spanning over 65 years, the timeline begins in 1945 at the end of World War II when the Allied Powers (France, England, the United States, and the Soviet Union) split Germany into four occupation zones, and its capital, Berlin, into four sectors. Photographs in the exhibit show significant moments…