Posts with the tag: Archivists Nook

The Archivist’s Nook: John Webber’s Born-Digital Music Collection

Our guest blogger is Elyse Ridder, a graduate student in the joint program for Musicology (MA) and Library & Information Science (MLIS) at the Catholic University of America, and a student employee in the Catholic University Special Collections. One of the biggest projects I have been privileged to work on as a student employee at Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Towering over Campus – A Century of Student Journalism

On October 27, 1922, the first issue of the CatholicU student-run newspaper, The Tower, was published. A four-page issue, it introduced itself to the campus with a focus on local events and academic fare. Named after the turret-like tower of Gibbons Hall – the paper’s first editorial offices – it has continuously operated for the Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Processing the Papers of CatholicU’s First Law Dean

Our guest blogger is Julie Pramis, who is a graduate student in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Catholic University of America.  What more fitting collection for the university archives to have than one of Catholic University’s own founding members: William C. Robinson. Judge Robinson was a founder, professor, and dean of the Columbus Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: CatholicU’s First Residents: A “Grotesque” History

While walking across campus, have you ever looked up? The first residents of campus are still present, peering down… Since the very opening of the University, every generation of Cardinals has studied and graduated under the watchful eyes of Caldwell Hall. And we do mean eyes, as the exterior of the building has been home Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Our Coolest Blog Yet – The Arctic Institute at Catholic University

“When Father Dutilly returned from the Arctic last year, he brought a polar bear skin with him, which, I understand, was to have gone to you.” -John Murphy to Rev. Joseph M. Corrigan, Catholic University Rector, 1940 In 1940, an office on the fourth floor of McMahon – room 405 to be specific – became Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Introducing Students to Rare Books

Think back to the last book you read. How old was it? Were the pages brittle or waxy, thick or thin? How did the cover and pages feel in your hands? Was there a smell to the book – freshly printed or a musty odor? Did the book catch the eye with its cover, type, Read More

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