Author Archives: Amy Chen

Goodbye from Amy Chen, second editor of Cool@Hoole

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Dear Readers, As it is the end of my postdoctoral fellowship, I’ve accepted an offer to become a Special Collections Librarian in charge of the instruction program at the University of Iowa, my alma … Continue reading

Interview with Ashley Bond, Division of Special Collections graduate assistant

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student Editor’s Note: This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the graduate students who work in the Division of Special Collections. Haley Aaron, Alex Goolsby, Ellie Campbell, Mary Haney, and Katie Howard have also been featured. … Continue reading

Staff Favorites: Amy Chen

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Cool@Hoole thought it’d be fun to feature our staff’s favorites from among our collections. After all, closed stacks collections mean that users rely on us to know our materials in and out so that … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 5.4: Mosquito

By: Colson Domergue, UA undergraduate This poem is the final post belonging to our fifth pedagogy series. You can also read student Jasmine Flowers and student Tori Linville‘s pieces from earlier posts or see instructor Jessica Kidd‘s commentary on this creative writing class … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 5.3: The Confederacy’s First Lady

By: Tori Linville, UA undergraduate This poem is part of our fifth pedagogy series. To see Jessica Kidd’s commentary on the class and project, please read the first post from the series or view classmate Jasmine Flowers’ poem.   The Confederacy’s First … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 5.2: Chahta-Ima (Like a Choctaw)

By: Jasmine Flowers, UA undergraduate This poem is part of our fifth pedagogy series. To see Jessica Kidd’s commentary on the class and project, please read the first post from the series.   Chahta-Ima (Like a Choctaw) “The whole of creation has a … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 5.1: EN 408 Creative Writing

By: Jessica Kidd, Associate Director of First-Year Writing and Clinical Professor of English This is our fifth pedagogy series on Cool@Hoole. Check out previous pedagogy posts from series one, two, three, and four.  EN 408 is a senior-level creative writing … Continue reading

Staff Favorites: Kevin Ray

By: Kevin Ray, Institutional Records Analyst Cool@Hoole thought it’d be fun to feature our staff’s favorites from among our collections. After all, closed stacks collections mean that users rely on us to know our materials in and out so that … Continue reading

When this Cruel War is Over

By: Rachel K. Deale, History PhD student Throughout the nineteenth century music played a vital role in American life. Music could be heard everywhere from parlor pianos, to soldiers marching on the battlefield, to church congregations, and to slaves laboring in … Continue reading

Making Confederates

By: Lindsay Rae Smith and Melissa Farah Young, History PhD students The formation of the Confederate States in early 1861 threw many southern printers and publishers into turmoil. While many southern intellectuals were pushing for an independent print culture prior to secession, independence and … Continue reading