Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in September

Finding aids for 16 newly cataloged collections were added to the OASIS database this month. This marks the last time this list will be compiled by Senior Manuscript Cataloger Bonnie B. Salt, who created more than 580 of these finding aids in the course of her distinguished career at Houghton. We are sorry to see […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Life of Jesus?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Léo Taxil was actually the pen name for Gabriel-Antoine Jogand-Pagès, a man born in Marseille who was educated by Jesuits in the mid 19th-century.  He became extremely disillusioned with the Catholic faith during his time among […]

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Observer-ing the 60s

 This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Color supplements to established newspapers were first produced in the 1960s and are believed by many to have changed the face of newspapers.  Many thought that a color magazine would cheapen the journalistic integrity of the Observer, a […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hi-Brew Beer

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Interested in brewing your own “special beer”?  Then this book could be for you!  Beer making has been going on for thousands of years and the Unknown Brewer, who is brewmaster of Hi-Brewers decided to share his […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

International man of mystery??

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. I came across this French volume the other day and assumed it was about some sort of military hero, but as I took a closer look at the cover of the book I noticed that he was […]

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

New on OASIS in August

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections, as well as a preliminary box list for one new acquisition, were added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of watercolors by Edward Lear (an example at left). Processed by Caroline Duroselle-Melish (with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt): Edward Lear Studio Watercolors, 1848-1884 (MS […]

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Tracts of Zion

Cataloging was recently completed on a collection of tracts and other publications by John Ward (1781-1837), the Irish mystic who later rechristened himself Zion, and whose career as a prophet was distinguished by an idiosyncratic reading of scripture. Ward’s early life was spent as a shipwright and shoemaker, attended by relative disinterest in religion; he […]

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Indian subcontinent in 60 engravings or less…

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Frans Balthazar Solvyns was born in Antwerp in 1760 and for the early part of his career was a marine painter capturing the likenesses of ships, ports, and harbor views on canvas.  He departed for Calcutta […]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

A Spiritual Guide

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Charles Berner offers his road to spiritual freedom in the short, pamphlet-like book, Enlightenment.   Illustrated by Peter Max, this book has detailed instructions, including a sample schedule for a day of Enlightenment Intensive at the Institute of Ability, […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Beats Go On

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring material from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Published in 1952, John Clellon Holmes’s lightly-fictionalized autobiographical novel Go was the first literary depiction of the Beat generation – Kerouac’s On the Road was extant, but only in typescript. On the Road was among the works that would later eclipse […]