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Archive for January, 2012


Friday, January 27th, 2012

by Susan Kline, Grove Project Archivist When working with documents from the last half century, opportunities often exist to make parallels to current events. With the 2012 U.S. presidential election making headlines by the minute, a single submission letter in the Grove Press Records becomes timely. Below you will find a rather unique example of […]

Artifactual wondering…or How Patrick came to love doing inventories

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” ― Andrew Carnegie By various accounts there are close to 1,800 Carnegie Libraries (both public and academic in the United States). His passion for libraries and contributing to the growth of […]

The Joys of Alphabetizing

Friday, January 13th, 2012

By Ben Chartoff, William Safire Graduate Student Assistant For the past two months, I have been working to process William Safire’s research files. The research files are collections of correspondence, media clippings, dictionary entries, hand-scribbled notes, and other documents which Safire and his team of researchers used in the writing of his “On Language” columns […]

Balzac’s Pine Cone

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

A few weeks ago a colleague and I spent some time in the stacks looking through the William Hobart Royce collection of Balzac materials. Mr. Royce was no ordinary book collector. In 1947, Life magazine ran a story on him detailing the nuances of his interest in Balzac. The first paragraph describes Royce as: an obsessed […]