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Robert T. Ramsay, Jr. Archival Center
New Digital Collections Available
Metadata Librarian Brian McCafferty recently completed the digitization of two archival collections. The Hovey Letters consists of nearly 400 letters written between 1822 and 1876 that document the life of Edmund O. Hovey as student, Presbyterian minister, and educator. They also provide accounts of events in the early history of Wabash College, pioneer life in frontier Indiana, Presbyterian thought and missionary activity, the personal concerns of early 19th century Americans, and the Hovey family history. The Hovey Scrapbook is a collection of ephemera related to the earliest decades of Wabash College. It was assembled by Edmund O. Hovey, a founder and the first professor of sciences at Wabash, and consists of letters, memoranda, annual catalogues, programs of College events, and newspaper clippings covering the period from 1832 to 1876.
Dear Old Wabash is the blog where Beth Swift, Archivist , shares the history of the College. Read about the interesting events and people over the past 182 years that have made Wabash College what it is today!
New Traveling Exhibition
The Lilly Library is hosting a new traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine. Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives is on display outside the Goodrich Room on the 2nd Floor through mid-September.
"Confronting Violence tells a story that is unfamiliar to most. In fact, within the scholarly community, no one has written about this chapter in history. For many, the anti-domestic violence movement came into focus during the 1985 Surgeon General's Workshop on Violence and Public Health or with the passage of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. Yet, for years prior, nurse reformers were working on the front lines in shelters and emergency rooms across the country... [pushing] the larger medical community to identify victims of battering, adequately respond to victims' needs and work towards prevention. Confronting Violence chronicles the experiences of these passionate, persistent nurses, who changed the medical profession and dramatically improved services to victims of domestic violence in the latter half of the 20th century."
The Confronting Violence online exhibition incorporates a Digital Gallery of videos about domestic violence from the NLM's collection. Education resources are also featured in the online exhibition, including K-12 lesson plans, a higher education module; an online activity and a robust selection of resources including K-12 suggested readings. In addition, the web feature, Related Resources at NLM, includes a selection of published articles on domestic violence and forensic nursing available through PubMed Central.
Streaming Movies from A to Z!
Wabash College has added access to 70 films from Swank Motion Pictures’ Digital Campus Collection. The list includes A Clockwork Orange, Brokeback Mountain, Dr. Strangelove, Raging Bull, The Big Lebowski, The Great Debaters, Pulp Fiction, Mystic River, Full Metal Jacket and A Serious Man, to name just a few. To browse the full list of Swank films, visit the Swank Digital Campus website.
Faculty, staff and students can access these streamed films from anywhere on campus – or off-campus via the proxy server by following the link on the library’s home page. [Note: Google has removed support for browser plugins. The Swank entertainment portal requires a plugin that enforces Digital Rights Management for Hollywood content. You must have Microsoft's "Silverlight" software installed on your computer to use the portal.]