Topic: John Hay Library

Ugly Duckling Presse, which publishes non-commercial literature, celebrated its anniversary with a series of events Saturday.

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Ugly Duckling Presse harbors unconventional texts

April 10, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the literary arts department celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ugly Duckling Presse, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit editorial collective that prides itself on publishing experimental, non-commercial literature, according to head editor and founder Matvei Yankelevich. The all-day programming included a book display in the John Hay Library, a roundtable of […]

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

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University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.

John Hay Library curators balance preservation, education

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John Hay Library curators balance preservation, education

February 2, 2017 0 comments

The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in the John Hay Library loaned two 16th-century books to the Art Institute of Chicago last week.

Slave shackle display speaks to University history

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Slave shackle display speaks to University history

March 1, 2016 0 comments

The John Hay Library is displaying a pair of slave shackles, on loan from the International Slavery Museum, in a glass case.

Lecture details chocolate’s bittersweet history

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Lecture details chocolate’s bittersweet history

February 16, 2016 0 comments

“It’s here at Brown where my ideas radically changed, and I found chocolate,” said Kathryn Sampeck Monday night in her lecture “How Chocolate Came to Be.”