Willamette Photo Collection

Campus Photographs Collection

To the right, “Class of 1919 in the shape of a W and 19.”

We’re highlighting the Willamette University Campus Photograph Collection from the University Archives this month.  It is comprised of over 2,500 items including photographic prints, negatives, slides, and copy prints of sketches and blueprints, is a rich documentary resource covering nearly a century and a half of Willamette’s history. A strength of the collection is the visual documentation it provides of Willamette’s ever-developing campus, particularly the buildings and landscape. Images show ground-breakings, construction, renovations, fires, and demolitions of various buildings.  Below is a sample of what you will find in this wonderful collection.

This online collection is available for viewing at:
http://libmedia.willamette.edu/cview/archives.html#!search:search:aphotos/dicoll^campus+photographs^all^and!

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“Aerial view in 1925 of the College of Medicine, Willson Park, and the First United Methodist Church.”

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“Chris Sprague placing a cornerstone in a wall of Baxter Hall.”

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“Atkinson library circulation desk”

"Atkinson Super Computer"
“Atkinson Super Computer”

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“Art class with Robert Hess and two students.”

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“Chemistry Labs in Collins Science Hall.”

Faculty Colloquium: Extreme Puppy Love

Please join us this Friday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for the second Faculty Colloquium of this year.

Our speaker will be:

Ortwin Knorr, Associate Professor of ClassicsOrtwin Knorr

Title: Extreme Puppy Love in Martial 1.109

Abstract:

Martial’s humorous praise song on the cute little dog Issa in Epigram 1.109 is a favorite among dog lovers and Latin textbook authors alike. Scholars have treated it as an “elegant compliment to a patron” (Fitzgerald 2007:185; cf. Sullivan1991:20: “written in pursuit of patronage”).

Such readings, however, overlook several red flags that suggest a very different type of content. In the very first line, e.g., Martial boasts that his Issa is “naughtier than Catullus’ sparrow”, that is, naughtier than the famous poem by Catullus (c. 2), in which the poet observes his beloved playing sexually suggestive games with her pet sparrow. Moreover, Martial’s praise for Issa in the first three lines of the poem is couched in terms of a “subtle erotic ambiguity” (Citroni 334). And finally, the alleged patron, like other victims of Martial’s invective, bears a suspiciously generic Roman first name, Publius, so that it is impossible to identify him with anyone in particular.

A closer examination of Martial’s Issa epigram will show that the poem cleverly uses the themes and vocabulary of elegiac poetry to lampoon both Issa’s owner as a man who loves his puppy a bit too much and the reader as someone who similarly struggles to decide whether Issa is a dog or a sexually attractive girl.


Banned Books Week 2014

banned-bksBanned Books Week is officially Sept 21-27. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading a book from our current Banned Books display, which will be kept up through October on the first floor of the library.  We encourage you to check them out!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information, and brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

FUN FACTS:

Over this past decade, 5,099 challenges were reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom. These are the top five reasons…

1,577 challenges due to “sexually explicit” material;
1,291 challenges due to “offensive language”;
989 challenges due to materials deemed “unsuited to age group”;
619 challenged due to “violence”‘ and
361 challenges due to “homosexuality.”
(Source: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10)

 

2013

Out of 307 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, the following are the top five most challenged books (Interestingly, the number of challenges are down by 157 challenges from last year.)

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons
    : Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by RudolfoAnaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week visit the ALA Banned Books web site:

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Source: ALA Banned Books web site


Poet: Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin, the award-winning author of a novel and four volumes of poetry, including Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty, and the newly released Hard Love Province will be the first speaker in the Fall 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world.chin2 In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Chin’s talk will take place on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library. Books will be for sale, courtesy of the Willamette Store.


Colloquium Curiosities Collection

During the month of September come visit the “Colloquium Curiosities” display on the first floor of the library.  This exhibit features books and videos related to the topics covered in this year’s College Colloquium classes.  Subjects range from Africa in the Global Era to Willamette Naturalist 2.0.  Check it out!

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Here is a sampling:

GV 944.A4 A45 2010 African Soccerscapes Africa in the Global Era
PN 1995.9.R68 C87 2005 Big Screen Rome Ancient Greece and Rome in the Movies
JZ 1351 .S25 2006 Bridges, not barriers: the American dream and the global community At Home in the World? Appraising Global Citizenship
BV 4639.A6513 1995 Love and Saint Augustine Augustine
PN 2080.B47 2013 2013: Best Men’s Stage Monologues Autotopography
NX 650.C676 J37 2010 Chroma: the book of color The Beauty, Mystery, Terror of Color
SD 421.P93 1995 Fire on the Rim Beyond the Rim: the Life and Times of the Grand Canyon
Q 223.S33 2009 Lies, damned lies, and science Chance in the News
QE 581.A43 2009 Cataclysms on the Columbia Collaboration and Competition
HE 8675.L49 The invisible medium Community Radio
JZ 1773.F47 2006 Global Shadows Consumer Culture in Africa
GT 365.K6 1999 China’s living houses Eat, Drink: Men and Women in China
ML 2075 .G65 2005 Tunes for ‘toones: music and the Hollywood cartoon Encore? Western Classical Music in America
KF 4550 .C569 2011 Constitution 3.0: freefom and technological change Ethics in Information Technology
N 5303.R513 2004 Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts Exploring Visual Culture
TX 551 .N3977 2012 Why calories count: from science to politics Fat! : the science, culture, and politics of weight
B 68 .S55 2001 The Simpsons and philosophy: the d’oh! Of Homer Forms of Irony: Images, Narratives, and Meanings
BJ 1461 .V615 2013 Causes, laws, and free will: why determinism doesn’t matter Freedom and Determinism
E 98 .F6 N386 2004 Native American storytelling: a reader of myths and legends From Pygmalion to the Phantom of the Opera: Myths of yesterday and Today
BF 575.L8 K37 2011 The curious history of love From SOMETHING GREEK to Happiness
PS 374.C68 M33 2007 The hippie narrative Hippies to Holy Rollers
QC 902.9 .S28 2012 Saving a million species: extinction risk from climate change Innovation, Intelligence, and Extinction: The Emerging Web of Life
BD 438.5 .H64 2007 I am a strange loop Know Thyself
HT 167 .B464 2014 People habit: 25 ways to think about greener, healthier cities The Livable City
RC 49.F58 Work, stress, disease, and life expectancy Longevity Across the Globe
QA 93 .S77 2012 The joy of x: a guided tour of math, from one to infinity Math in America
ML 74.7 .D83 2005 Virtual music: how the Web got wired for sound Music in the Electronic Age
RA 1220 .T45 2005 The poison paradox: chemicals as friends and foes A Poison By Any Other Name
HC 110 .P6 A54 2013 The American way of poverty: how the other half still lives Poverty & Public Policy: Implictions for Education
PN 1590.G39 D65 2010 Theatre & Sexuality Queer Drama: AIDS, Race, and the Perfromance of Sexuality
E 840.6 .H36 2013 Litte Red: Three passionate lives through the sixties and beyond Revolution as a Vocation
Q 172.5.P77 S48 2002 Why people believe weird things Science and Pseudoscience
E184.B89 K53 2009 Strength in what remains Telling Tales of Transnationalism
HF 5429.215.C6 W35 2011 Walmart in China US-China Rebalancing
F 884.Y6 A66 2005 Living among headstones Visual Stories of Who We Are
HD 1691.F55 2011 The big thirst Whiskey’s for Drinking; Water’s for Fighting
F 884.S2 R67 1999 A natural history of Minto Brown Willamette Naturalist 2.0

MOHL Research Awards 2014

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To start the new semester off on a bright note, the Hatfield Library is pleased to announce the winners of our MOHL Research Award.  This award is given for a student paper in any discipline that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources.  The paper must have been written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work.  Up to two awards are given each year and winners receive $500.

The winners for 2014 are:

Giuliana Alfinito for her paper “Understanding the Tito-Stalin Split” (faculty supporter–Bill Smaldone)

Jenny Grauberger for her paper “The Fundamentals and Applications of the Argon Ion Laser.”  (faculty supporter–Chuck Williamson)

Congratulations to Guiliana and Jenny for their outstanding work!


Improved Access to Science Magazine Online!

Starting in July, Willamette users will have online access to the complete run of “Science” magazine, from the first issue (through JSTOR) to the most recently published.  You will be able to access this title through our A-Z database list and our library catalog.  Faculty, staff, and students have waited years for current online access this popular science magazine, and we are pleased to finally provide this access!

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Welcome our new Circulation and Stacks Supervisor

dillon-lgPlease welcome Dillon Peck, our new Circulation and Stack Supervisor at the Hatfield Library.  If he looks familiar, that is because he just graduated from Willamette this spring with a BA in English, and he has been working in the library for several years, most recently as a circulation student manager.

Some fun things to note about Dillon is that he is involved in rowing, his senior thesis was on The Lord of the Rings, and he is a talented juggler (5 things at one time!).

Feel free to contact Dillon regarding anything about borrowing, course reserves, or interlibrary loan.

 


Oregonian, Birds of North America, Oregon Newspaper Sources

We have just added three excellent resources to our digital collection, in addition to the recent addition of Science: Birds of North America Online, the Oregonian, and the Oregon Newspaper Sources.

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Birds of North America Online is a database of over 716 species of birds that live and migrate through North America, including Hawaii and Canada.  It includes a multimedia collection for every bird, including top quality audio and videos galleries, and rich collection of article information for each species for pretty much anything you would want to know about a specific bird.  So if your curious what birds you saw outside your window or heard singing, this will be an outstanding resources!

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The Oregonian newspaper (ranges from 1987-present).  There is a one day delay, so you won’t be able to read through the current day’s edition. We’ve had very spotty electronic access to recent editions of the Oregonian, but this gives us reliable full text coverage back to 1987.

 

Oregon Newspaper Sources is a collection of 51 of the largest Oregon-based newspapers, including the Statesman Journal newspaper, Oregonian, and Eugene Register-Guard that can be search simultaneously or individually.  You can even browse individual editions of newspapers by sections.


Poetry Display, 2nd Floor of Library

In honor of National Poetry Month, there is currently an exhibit on the second floor of the library that displays poetry in various forms.  Part of the poetry selection comes from the personal collections of library staff, including books and poetry on cards.  Some of the items have been found in books and materials donated to the Hatfield Library. Below are images of the display.

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