Tag Archive: Special Collections

Ancient clay artifact meets the Future

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Today in Special Collections, our oldest text faced the library’s newest technology. Our cuneiform tablet, a beer token from 2,000 BCE,

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Graduation Traditions: Cane Ceremony

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In the 1940s, a revival in interest in Gamaliel Painter, one of Middlebury’s founders and early benefactors, saw the birth

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Graduation Traditions: Pipe Smoking

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Just as coming across full page ads for Chesterfield cigarettes used to be part and parcel of reading the latest

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Mead Chapel Centenary: Then & Now Pt. II

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the completion of Mead Chapel and Hepburn Hall, Special Collections presents a series

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New Special Collections exhibits just in time for summer!

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Currently populating the glass cases of Davis Family Library are Margaret Armstrong book covers and historic postcards. Don’t miss the

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Mead Chapel Centenary: Then & Now

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the completion of Mead Chapel and Hepburn Hall, Special Collections presents a series

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“Shall we their fond pageant see?” A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 5-8!

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While our February Folio fever has passed, the Shakespeare celebration continues with the theater department’s upcoming production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Romance of the Skies: Middlebury College Observatory

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In 1936, Middlebury chemistry professor John Haller spent three months grinding a 12.5 inch parabolic mirror which he donated to

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Stacks & Tracks the WRMC Radio Hour celebrates National Poetry Month with guest DJ, Karin Gottshall

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Join us this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12p-1p when Stacks & Tracks, the Special Collections & Archives radio show,

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First Folio Festival Thursday!

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Join us this Thursday February 18th to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the First Folio! exhibit at

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