Archive: November, 2023

Photographs and Postcards of the Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution, 1910–1920, overthrew a 30–year dictatorship and established a constitutional republic in Mexico. Mexicans wanted economic change, democratic land policies, and widespread enfranchisement. In 1917, under Venustiano Carranza, a constitution was written, and although it gave the president dictatorial powers, it also gave the government power over groups such as wealthy landowners and …

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Medieval music exhibit

A small exhibit of medieval music is currently on display in the Special Collections reference area. It showcases leaves from four different choir book manuscripts, from medieval Malta, Flanders, Italy and Germany. The miniature painting reproduced here comes from the Italian leaf on display, which has been dated to the 14th century. The image depicts …

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Whimsy in Children’s Illustration exhibit

Now open through November is a new exhibit in the Special Collections lobby. “Children love fanciful & imaginative play. Whether it’s the whimsy of the unexpected, like balloons growing from the ground, or the make-believe of snowmen coming to life, youngsters love using their imaginations. Play is the important work of childhood, and children’s book …

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Chansonnier Cordiforme

The Chansonnier Cordiforme, also known as the Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu (M 2 .C42 M66 1460a) is a heart-shaped book of love songs, produced between 1460 and 1477. It contains “fourteen pieces with Italian texts and thirty with French texts,” representing “some of the most popular and widespread chansons of the day, as well …

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Fitful Gleams from Fancy-Land, Edith Milner

Edith Milner (1845–1921) lived in York, Nun Appleton, England. An 1880 interview for the Women’s Penny Paper reported that her youth was spent in the country “amongst the farmers and peasants, teaching in the schools, training the village choir, [and] visiting the poor and the sick in their homes.” She taught botany at the York …

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