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“Music in Twentieth Century American History” Digital Humanities Website Launched

 

Michael Foight, Jutta Seibert, David Uspal, Joseph Farmer, Stephen Baldwin, Laura Bang, Dominic Cottone, Julia Taladay, Dr. Rosier, Frank Fazio, Elaina Snyder

Michael Foight, Jutta Seibert, David Uspal, Joseph Farmer, Stephen Baldwin, Laura Bang, Dominic Cottone, Julia Taladay, Dr. Rosier, Frank Fazio, Elaina Snyder

Paul C. Rosier, PhD, Dept. of History, and six students from his fall 2016 History 5001: Junior Research Seminar: Music in Twentieth Century American History, launched their digital humanities project on Feb. 3. Laura Bang, coordinator of Digital Scholarship, explained how Falvey’s digital humanities began in 2012. David Uspal, Library Technology Development specialist, told the audience how skills learned in the digital humanities classes will be useful in the “real world.” Students in the course began “a multi-media and interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, social, political and economic dimensions of music in American history from the end of the Civil War to the early 2000s” (website); their projects are housed in the Digital Library under the title “Music in Twentieth Century American History.” https://historyrocks.library.villanova.edu/

Students presenting their projects were Stephen Baldwin, “Breaking Tradition:  Fiddler on the Roof and the Red Scare;” Dominic Cottone, “Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets:  An Exploration of Pro-Vietnam War Music and Viewpoints;”  Joseph Farmer, “The National Anthem Effect on ‘The Star Spangled Banner’;” Frank Fazio, “”He’s Guilty, Don’t Let That Boy Go Free;” Elaine Snyder, “A Boy Named Sue:  Redefining Gender Through Country Music Post 1960;” and Julia Taladay, “Ziggy Stardust vs David Bowie:  How the LGBT Community Can Relate.” Jake Froccaro, John (Lennon) Griffin and Nykeia Jones also contributed to the project.

Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, and Jutta Seibert, Director of Academic Integration and subject librarian for History, attended and Dr. Rosier thanked them for their help.

Dr. Rosier explains the students' projects

Dr. Rosier explains the students’ projects

 

Frank Fazio, "He's Guilty, Don't Let That Boy Go Free"

Frank Fazio, “He’s Guilty, Don’t Let That Boy Go Free”

 

Dominic Cottone, "Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets ..."

Dominic Cottone, “Forgotten Ballads of the Green Berets …”

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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Peek at the Week: Feb. 27- March 3

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Quote of the Week: 
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
–Nelson Mandela


 It’s midterm week. Which is a bummer.
However, the Library is open every day of the week to help you work, gather coffee, resources, and peace. We even have the 24 Hour Study Lounge, if you need a home away from home.

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And after that, the ultimate prize: Spring Break (photo from Pixabay.com)


This Week at the Library: 

Monday, Feb. 27 
VITAL Workshop, Room 207, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
VITAL Workshop, Room 207, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Amy Way Reservation, Room 205, 11:30-12:30 p.m.


#MindfulnessMonday
The Counseling Center of Villanova’s main goal is to help all students achieve optimal function with regard to emotional, academic, social and psychological issues. That means if you’d like to talk—they’d be happy to listen. They are located in the Health Services building, Room 206. Appointments are scheduled by phone or in person Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. If mid-terms or relationships or life (and all the decisions therein) are something you’d like to discuss, the Counseling Center is a wonderful place to begin the journey. Plus, they have great studying tips and stress coping strategies, perfect for this time of the semester (but also, for any time of the semester).


Save the Date:

Monday, Feb. 27
ManiPedi Sketch Comedy: Philadelphia’s all Gal Comedy Team, Driscoll Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 3
Official Mid-term Day

Monday, March 6,
SPRING BREAK (!!!)

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(Maybe you don’t go to the beach for Spring Break, but this picture is still a good representation of the break feeling, I think.)             Photo from flickr.com, Sean MacEntee


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and is planning to go beach camping this spring break (as you maybe can tell by the beach pictures). Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!

 


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Foto Friday: Yellow

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“Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy”  Marcia Moses, Understanding Color:  Creative Techniques in Watercolor. During this gloomy winter, with very few sunny days, we need all the colors we can see. For more information about color go here.

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Breakfast with Dr. Strange!”

Curious 'Cat - imageWith Oscar Sunday quickly approaching, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What is your favorite film?”

Elizabeth Cronin– “The Departed.”


Dariush Youssefiani– “Gladiator.”


Winslow Roche– “The Devil Wears Prada.”


Adam Gabriel– “The Dark Knight.”


Micaela Houtkin– “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”


Royce Lee– “Dr. Strange.”


Don’t miss the ICE Institute’s Ocsars Watch Party on Sunday, February 26, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator.


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Trial Subscriptions to Irish Historical Newspapers and African American Newspapers Available Now Through March 31

Sat., Dec. 29, 1923, Butte, Montana newspaper

Sat., Dec. 29, 1923, Butte, Montana newspaper image from Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd.

Readex partnered with Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd. Of Dublin to offer this fully searchable collection of Irish newspapers which includes the complete page of each digitized issue. The collection makes available features, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items from 16 national and regional newspapers published between 1738 and 2004. The trial subscription runs through March 31, 2017.

To access the collection go to http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/IHN.Edu/  There are instructional videos available to make your search easier. Please explore this collection and let a subject librarian know about your experience.

 

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Another trial subscription from Readex, available through March 31, 2017, African American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1827-1998, provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers, published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before. Users should let a subject librarian know about your experience with this database.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Trial Access to Black Newspaper Collection Available Now

 

Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, one of the papers in the Black Newspaper Collection

Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, one of the papers in the Black Newspaper Collection

Until March 18, Falvey has trial access to the Black Newspaper Collection (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) which provides primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American contributions to culture, opinion, history, religion, politics, and the arts. Access is for a limited time only (Feb 16 – March 18, 2017). Please explore the collection and let a subject librarian know about your experience.

ProQuest’s Black Newspaper Collection includes:

  • Afro-American (1893-1988)
  • Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003)
  • Atlanta World (1931-1932)
  • Call and Post (1962-1982)
  • Call and Post (1982-1991)
  • Chicago Daily Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1966-1973)
  • Chicago Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1960-1973)
  • The Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1905-1966)
  • Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1973-1975)
  • Chicago Defender (Daily Edition) (1973-1975)
  • The Chicago Defender (National edition) (1921-1967)
  • Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1962)
  • Courier (1950-1954)
  • Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1956-1960)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
  • New Journal and Guide (1916-2003)
  • New Pittsburgh Courier (1966-1981)
  • New Pittsburgh Courier (1981-2002)
  • The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1938-1941)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1943-1961)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1962-1993)
  • New York Amsterdam Star-News (1941-1943)
  • New York Star & Amsterdam News (1941-1941)
  • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)
  • The Pittsburgh Courier (1911-1950)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1955-1966)

Image from wikimedia.org

 

 


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A Villanova Presidents’ Day

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Today, Feb. 20, is Presidents’ Day. As part of  Villanova’s Demisemiseptcentennial (175th Anniversary), we are honoring the University’s presidents. A series of banners along campus walkways documents Villanova’s presidents, beginning in front of SAC with the Rev. John P. O’Dwyer, OSA, our first and third president, and ending with the current president, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. On one side is an image of the president and on its reverse is a brief biography except for Father Peter’s as shown below.

Rev, John P. O'Dwyer, 1st and 3rd president

Rev, John P. O’Dwyer, OSA, 1st and 3rd president

 

Reverse of Father O'Dwyer's banner

Reverse of Father O’Dwyer’s banner

 

Rev. Peter M. Donohue, President since 2006

Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, President since 2006

 

On the back of Father Peter's banner, a quotation ending with "Let us Create!"

On the back of Father Peter’s banner, a quotation ending with “Let us Create!”

The Creative Services team, led by its director, Bernadette Dierkes, designed the banners using source materials provided by Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator. Christine F. (Chrissy) Quisenberry, Director of Presidential Initiatives and Events and a member of the 175th Anniversary Committee, directed the placement of the banners.

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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Peek at the Week: Feb. 20-24

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Quote of the Week:

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
― Maya Angelou

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Thus, I would consider cats the most successful animals (photo from pixabay.com)


This Week at the Library: 

Tuesday, Feb. 21
OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 204, 12:05-1:15
VITAL Workshop, Room 205, 1:00-3:15
Galway Summer Study Abroad Information Session, Room 204, 4:30-5:30

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Job Talk with Jina Kim, Room 205, 10:00-12:00
Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty Research Talk, Room 204, 11:30-1:00
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45

Thursday, Feb. 23
Philosophy Department Meeting, Room 204, 10:30-6:00
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45

Friday, Feb. 24
Faculty Teach-In Series, Speaker’s Corner, 12:00-1:00
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, First Floor Lounge, 2:30-2:30


#MindfulnessMonday
(/a bonus quote!)

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life,” -Thich Nhat Hanh

And if you’re looking for tea, Holy Grounds within Falvey is a good place to start.

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Because what is more appropriate (or instagram-able) than a tea and a novel? (photo from flickr.com, Ally.)


Save the Date:
Tuesday, Feb. 21
VST Presents: “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, 8:00-10:00 p.m.


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and on re-learning how to knit (her mom taught her a very long time ago). Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!

 


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Foto Friday: 175th Anniversary (Demisemiseptcentennial)

175 and counting!

175 and counting!


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Be my valentine!”

Curious 'Cat - imageThis week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What fictional character would you ask to be your valentine?

Lexie McClatchy – “Noah Calhoun from The Notebook.”


Justin D’Agnese – “Hermione Granger.”


Madeline Ruocco – “Spider-Man.”


Ryan Smith – “Princess Leia.”


Cate Ronan – “Prince Charming from Cinderella!”


Kent Wu – “Elsa from Frozen.”


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Last Modified: February 16, 2017