Category Archives: Special Collections and Archives

A Peek into Libraries Past

Some images from our fellow Midwesterner’s special collections, just in time for the RNC!: http://uispeccoll.tumblr.com/post/146680257468/the-cutting-edge-of-library-technology Surely SLPL took advantage of similar technologies! You are welcome to visit our surviving card catalog up on the third floor in the St. Louis Room, … Continue reading

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Poet Ted Mathys Spends National Poetry Month “In The Stacks” at Central Library

Join us and Writer-In-Residence Ted Mathys in celebration of National Poetry Month! St. Louis Public Library plays host to poet Ted Mathys, author of Null Set (2015), The Spoils (2009), and Forge (2005), as Writer-In-Residence this spring. Through routine blog … Continue reading

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Libraries: More Than Just Books

Take a look at this article on Harvard’s Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, which protects some of the world’s rarest colors. Here’s a sampling of some of the more interesting in the museum’s library: Harvard Art Museums, © … Continue reading

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VIP Access to Sylvia Plath’s Juvenilia

Typically, a person has to be a researcher with special permission to see Plath’s juvenilia (like the cat drawing below!) in the Berg Collection at New York Public Library. But, lucky for us, the Plath estate gave The Gothamist clearance to … Continue reading

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So This Job Exists: Meme Librarian

While my tech-challenged boyfriend still calls the things “me-mes,” the rest of the world is beginning to seriously study the trends and many iterations of the great internet-born sensation: the meme. Meme mining is the way of the future. Or really the way … Continue reading

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MU’s Library Celebrates 100th Birthday

In its latest issue, Mizzou Magazine gives kudos to James Thayer Gerould, the man behind the birth of the University of Missouri’s Elmer Ellis Library: “Gerould believed the library should be not only a laboratory for students and professors but also a home … Continue reading

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