From the Vault 04(02)

From the Vault is a series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. This post features the Reparative and Inclusive Description (RID) Survey Scholar internship. This fall, Zoe Hume, currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation at Florida State … Continue reading From the Vault 04(02)

From the Vault 2(01)

From the Vault is a new series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at the Gleeson Library. This post features three newly available collections in Gleeson Library’s Digital Collections: Woman Suffrage Collection, USF COVID-19 Response Collection, and the Rare Book Room Broadsides collection. Woman Suffrage Collection … Continue reading From the Vault 2(01)

Pop-Up Exhibition

Did you know that the Gleeson Library has a collection of miniature books housed in the Donohue Rare Book Room? Have you ever read or handled a miniature book? Books are classified as miniature books when they are 10 cm. or smaller. Ones in the Rare Book Room range from under a half an inch … Continue reading Pop-Up Exhibition

Read a Rare Book This Summer

The San Francisco Public Library’s summer reading program Summer Read SF 2012 begins on June 1. Many readers enjoy books throughout the year, yet there is something inviting about summer reading that encourages one to stretch out a bit: perhaps to spend more time reading while on vacation; to indulge in purely entertaining reading; or … Continue reading Read a Rare Book This Summer

From the Archives: Bill Cosby

Distinguished comedian and educator Bill Cosby will be an Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker at the Undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences ceremony on May 18 in St. Ignatius Church. But did you know that Bill Cosby previously visited the University of San Francisco campus 25 years ago in April, 1987? The Foghorn (Volume 82, … Continue reading From the Archives: Bill Cosby

Obituaries and history

Last week, on World AIDS Day, the GLBT Historical Society and the Bay Area Reporter, the local glbt newspaper, released a database of obituaries of persons who died of AIDS. Looking through it is like looking at a time capsule. I moved to San Francisco in 1983 and like so many gay men of my … Continue reading Obituaries and history