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Photo Friday: Ron Delany Wins Olympic Gold in 1956

Photo Friday: Ron Delany Wins Olympic Gold in 1956

Ron Delany, part of Villanova’s famed Irish Pipeline, sprints to gold in the 1500 meters event at the 1956 Summer Olympics setting a new Olympic record. He went on to compete in the 1960 Olympics, finishing sixth.   ...
Four Villanovans Chase Their Olympic Dreams

Four Villanovans Chase Their Olympic Dreams

By Shawn Proctor All eyes are on Tokyo as the 2020 Summer Games opening ceremonies commence tonight. Four Villanovans will be among the athletes competing for gold, adding to 108 years of Villanova glory at the Olympics. In all, 66 Villanovans have ...
Third Week – July – 2021

Third Week – July – 2021

This week we present a host of new materials of note, including additional Dime Novels and Story Paper issues as well more issues of The Irishman newspaper from the Joseph McGarrity Collection. As well, correspondence about the McGarrity Collection ...
Throwback Thursday: Villanovan Phil Reavis, High Jumper in the 1956 Summer Olympics

Throwback Thursday: Villanovan Phil Reavis, High Jumper in the 1956 Summer Olympics

“Track and field was the premiere sport at Villanova in 1950. That era alone boasted many Olympians, starting the tradition of Villanova greatness at the epitome of competition.” “Phil Reavis was particularly special. Reavis, born ...
Welcome to Falvey: Emily Poteat Joins Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement

Welcome to Falvey: Emily Poteat Joins Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement

“I’m very happy to be working with Distinctive Collections and Irish Studies. With this graduate assistantship, I feel like I’m getting the best of both worlds.” Emily Poteat recently joined the Falvey Memorial Library staff ...
Everything But the Shark Week: Considering the Lobsters

Everything But the Shark Week: Considering the Lobsters

Lobsters have not always gotten respect, nor were they the gourmet delicacy we consider them today. In American Colonial times, the creature (aka the “cockroach of the sea”) washed up to the shore so plentifully (reportedly in two feet ...
Photo Friday: Sunrise, Sunrise

Photo Friday: Sunrise, Sunrise

  “I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” ― Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower   ...
Content Roundup – Second Week – July 2021

Content Roundup – Second Week – July 2021

A few more Dime Novels and Story Paper issues newly available this week! Dime Novel and Popular Literature Fiction Swipes and the ghosts / by “Frank.” Diamond Dick, Jr. (2 issues added) Periodicals Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 ...
Everything But the Shark Week: Stingrays

Everything But the Shark Week: Stingrays

  To paraphrase comedian Jerry Seinfeld, what’s the deal with stingrays? Am I right? Are they the frightening creatures that punctured Steve Irwin’s heart? Or the creatures you see all the toddlers petting at the local aquarium?, ...

 


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