From the Vault is a new series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at Gleeson Library. Our first post features the ongoing digitization project of the library’s Woman Suffrage Collection. Two thousand twenty marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the … Continue reading From the Vault 1(01)
Over at Gleeson we have had two recent hires, Gina Murrell – Digital Collections Librarian and Annie Reid – University Archivist. We asked them a few questions to get at some of their interests in the library world and the Bay Area. Gina Murrell Annie Reid Continue reading Welcome Gina Murrell and Annie Reid!
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
When I first began working at Gleeson every other year or so at least a few students would stop by the former Periodicals Desk on the second floor looking for material from the 1950s and 1960s relating to poet Allen Ginsberg and/or other Beat Generation material. The Beats were countercultural literary mavericks who broke onto … Continue reading INSPIRATION FROM OUT THE ARCHIVES: Translating a Jorge de Sana poem in honor of Albert Huerta, S.J. & Michael Kotlager, S.J.
All of us at the Gleeson Library were shocked and saddened this week to learn that Fr. Kotlanger had passed away after a long illness. Fr. Kotlanger was appointed Archivist in 1985 and served the Library and University for over thirty years. A historian by training, Fr. Kotlanger loved his work in Archives and his … Continue reading Michael J. Kotlanger, S.J.
The ’51 Dons football team is being honored all week at the University of San Francisco. We’ve put together a few things from #usfca’s Archives and made a display in the library. My favorite – a replica jersey from the 1951 season. Players in the photo include Ollie Matson, Vince Sakowski and Bert Toler. Look for … Continue reading Unbeaten, Untied and Uninvited – USF’s 1951 Football Team
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
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
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
The Digital Repository is sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Library Deans to showcase historic images from AJCU libraries and archives that document the tradition of Catholic higher education. You can find Gleeson Library’s contribution by selecting “University of San Francisco” in the “Browse by Institution” pull-down menu. Continue reading AJCU Digital Repository now live online