Category Archives: Rare Books Collection

All Latin, Big and Small

American WWI Veterans

This Veterans Day, we look at a largely forgotten American war: World War I. It’s easy to overlook because our official participation was short and our losses paled in comparison to that of France, Germany, and Britain. However, thousands of Americans … Continue reading

Dr. Roth-Burnette’s class discovery

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow We have some professors who return to the Division of Special Collections every semester to show their students favorite items from our holdings. Dr. Jennifer Roth-Burnette, of the UA Early College, often brings her honors Music and Political … Continue reading

Golden Age of Children’s Literature: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

By: Ellie Campbell, JD and University of Alabama MLIS Graduate student While Maleficent is showing in movie theaters, come take a look at some rare books featuring the characters of Grimm’s Fairy Tales! The exhibition, which will be put up … Continue reading

Halloween updates from Rare Book Cataloging

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In the spirit of the season… there’s something for everyone in the Division of Special Collections! Whether it’s skeletons, haints, headless horsemen, witches, or demons, we have your interests covered. For skeletons: … Continue reading

Happy Bastille Day! Introduction to Early Modern French Holdings

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow In honor of Bastille Day, this week Cool@Hoole will provide readers with a three-part overview of the Division of Special Collection’s French holdings. Today, early modern books will be covered; on Wednesday, the French Enlightenment will … Continue reading

Interview with Dr. Russ McConnell, curator of Grammar-Land, Part I

By: Dr. Russ McConnell, Instructor in the English Department This week, we’re talking Dr. Russ McConnell about his research and his process for curating an exhibition with special collections materials. Check back on Wednesday to hear his tips and tricks. … Continue reading

Interview with Dr. Russ McConnell, curator of Grammar-Land, Part II

On Monday, we talked to Dr. Russ McConnell, curator of Grammar-Land, which will be on display in the reading room of Hoole’s lobby through the end of November. He discussed his research and the intellectual background to his show. Today, … Continue reading

Introduction to French Enlightenment Holdings

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow In honor of Bastille Day, this week Cool@Hoole will provide readers with a three-part overview of the Division of Special Collection’s French holdings. Early modern books were covered on Monday and, on Friday, our series will wrap … Continue reading

Introduction to French Revolutionary Holdings

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow In honor of Bastille Day, this week Cool@Hoole will provide readers with a three-part overview of the Division of Special Collection’s French holdings. On Monday, early modern books were covered and on Wednesday, the French Enlightenment was explored. Today, on … Continue reading