Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Beloved Detective Holmes

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Although fan fiction is cropping up everywhere now and seems to be a new fad, it has actually been around for quite some time.  Fictitious characters have often inspired imaginative readers who go on to write their own […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Dogs will be 10 inches only

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.   Massachusetts is known for many things- ridiculously high taxes, fanatical sports teams, and this year “historic” winter storms.  What I was unaware of until now were the seemingly crazy laws that exist in our history until I started […]

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Destroy this collection

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Today’s featured item from the Santo Domingo Collection is L’internationale hallucinex (Le Soleil Noir: 1970), a collection of writings by French, American, and English countercultural authors in the form of a series of pamphlets. The collection announces its subversive intent […]

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Black Hero Comics of the 1970s

Capitalizing on the popularity of Blaxploitation films, Marvel introduced several comic titles headlining black hero characters in the 1970s. Some of these characters had made previous appearances in Marvel comics. In 1966, Black Panther becomes Marvel’s first black (African) superhero (Fantastic Four #52) and Dr. Bill Foster, later to become Black Goliath, is introduced as […]

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Symbolists and Decadents

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Many volumes in the Santo Domingo Collection are about fine art, some exploring the limits of social acceptability whereas others recount more commonly seen art.  Symbolists and Decadents by John Christian gives an interesting and thorough examination of […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Printing press ephemera

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Poltroon Press put out the volume Pshaw! 1975-2005 : 30 Years of Poltroonery to “celebrate thirty years of existence.”  Poltroon is a small press from Berkely, California that is still printing today.  The volume includes some of their […]

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in April

Finding aids for 13 newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for three recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including toy theaters and set designs, Colonial U.S. manuscripts, and a collection of science fiction fanzines. Processed by Ashley M. Nary: Andrew Eliot Letters, 1767-1776 (MS Am 882.5) Processed by Rebekah […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

There’s an app for that

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Henri Austruy, born in 1871, was an attorney and editor of the journal La nouvelle revue from 1913 to 1940, when occupying Nazi forces shut the journal down. 1940 is also the approximate date of Austruy’s unrecorded death, which may […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Skills for Kids

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Although most of the items in the Santo Domingo Collection are geared towards adults there are some great exceptions.  Discover Skills for Life is a teaching tool for elementary schools that addresses wide ranging topics from building self-esteem […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The Sarah Orne Jewett library project

The following is the fifth part in a series on books from the library of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) and her family. Houghton Library is home to many author’s libraries or portions of libraries—Bronson Alcott, William James, Thomas Carlyle, the Dickinson family, John Keats, and more. Houghton “inherited” a number of these author libraries from […]