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August 2015

Dorothy White examinations

This week, we have a "back to school" theme with Dorothy White's exam papers from the 1910s.

Flow Through the Library

Special Collections & Archives also holds the University Archives. This gem is a library publication from 1982, showing the many steps involved in doing research before the Internet changed everything.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

150 years ago this year Lewis Carroll (the pen name of Charles Dodgson) published “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Having originally told the story to Alice Liddell and her sisters Lorina and Edith on a boat trip up the Isis, Carroll later wrote it down for Alice. Initially titled “Alice’s Adventures Underground,” the book has never been out of print since 1865 and is cherished as a beloved children’s story.

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Life's Garden, by Beatrice Post Candler

Astute readers will already know that Special Collections & Archives has been posting interesting images from the archives every week for #tbt (or sometimes #FlashbackFriday, if we forget) on the Library's Instagram page.

As we go about our work, we frequently come across interesting items that we would like to share with the community, but that are not so well suited to Instagram. And so we have created this blog!

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