Thanksgiving Break Closure

Special Collections & Archives will observe the following closings or reduced hours next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Wednesday, November 26: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 27, & Friday, November 28: Closed (Thanksgiving break)
  • Sunday, November 30: Closed (Thanksgiving break)

We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Sherman’s “March to the Sea”

On November 15, 1864, Robert Patterson and the 61st OVI,  departed Atlanta on Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  As Robert anticipated (see November 7, 2014 blog post), there was not much opposition to the Union army as they moved toward Savannah.  The 61st had but one skirmish with the enemy — at Sandersonville, Georgia.  The “March to the Sea” was completed on December 10, 1864, when General Sherman’s army arrived at Savannah, Georgia.

 

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Fresh Exhibits on the Second Floor

This past week, we installed fresh exhibits on the second floor of Dunbar Library, replacing the exhibit on the university common text The Fault in Our Stars by librarian Kathy Reynolds.

In connection with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 15-23, 2014), we have some materials about U.S. Representative Tony Hall’s efforts to fight world hunger as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Tony Hall exhibit, Nov. 2014

Tony Hall exhibit, Nov. 2014

We have Representative Tony Hall’s Papers (MS-341), quite a large collection at 199 linear feet, here in Special Collections & Archives.

The Tony Hall materials are also in connection with the Reference Department’s book display, on the third floor, of books on hunger and homelessness. (Check one—or more—of them out!)

Hunger and Homelessness Book Display, Nov. 2014

Hunger and Homelessness Book Display, Nov. 2014

Also on the second floor, we installed an exhibit about the Dayton Council on World Affairs Records (MS-46), which we also have here in Special Collections & Archives. The exhibit gives a brief history of the organization’s activities since its founding in 1947.

Dayton Council on World Affairs exhibit, Nov. 2014

Dayton Council on World Affairs exhibit, Nov. 2014

These exhibits will be up through at least the end of the year. We hope you’ll take a few minutes on the second floor of Dunbar Library and have a look!

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