Tag Archives: libraries

Behold the Newly Digitized 400-Year-Old Codex Quetzalecatz

28 Nov

The Codex Quetzalecatzin

One of the most important surviving Mesoamerican manuscripts from the 16th century has just become available to the general public.

So begins Julissa Trevino’s post at Smithsonian.com. You can read the entire post, with links, here.

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American Libraries, 1730-1950

8 Nov

Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA

At the Library of Congress site, Helena Zinkham has a post about a new book on the history of American libraries. You can read it here: https://www.loc.gov/item/2007684172/.

The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries

30 Oct

We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection? Find their answers here at Atlas Obscura: The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries – Atlas Obscura

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the ’80s

24 Jul

By passing as a professor, James Richard Shinn made off with over $100,000 worth of books. Read Susan Falciani’s fascinating account of the master book thief here: The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the ’80s – Atlas Obscura

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

27 Jun

Michael Waters chronicles a fascinating tale of specialized librarianship: The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets – Atlas Obscura

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

21 Jun

During the Great Depression, a New Deal program brought books to Kentuckians living in remote areas. Read about this ion Eliza McGraw’s post at the Smithsonian: Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles | History | Smithsonian

Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries

13 Jun

When bookmobiles brought literature to your doorstep: Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries – Atlas Obscura

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