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Photo Friday: Happy Independence Day

Image from the Villanova University Archives featuring two officers raising the American flag in 1946.

Collection Source: Box 01, Folder 95, VUA 35/7. Photograph, Raising the American Flag, 1946. Villanova University Archives.


This image from the Villanova University Digital Library features two officers raising the American flag in 1946. Have a great Independence Day, Nova Nation!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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TBT: Entertain Party Guests With Fireworks

Image of a how-to manual for producing beautiful fireworks in a miniature.

Image courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Image of a how-to manual for producing beautiful fireworks in a miniature.

Image courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


This week’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) is an excerpt from the book How to Entertain a Social Party: A Complete Guide to Home Amusement and Entertainment by Nellie Greenway. Published in 1890 by the J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Co. (New York), the book describes numerous magic tricks people can partake in to amuse their party guests. The images above (pp. 105-106) provide directions for producing beautiful fireworks in a miniature. With the Fourth of July holiday only a few days away, we advise against trying this particular trick at home. Instead of lighting fireworks, the book lists many fun illusions to entertain partygoers. Check them out here. Have a safe and fun Independence Day, Wildcats!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Library Services Unavailable on Monday, July 5


Have a great holiday, Wildcats! Library services will be unavailable on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Service will resume on Tuesday, July 6, at 9 a.m. For a full listing of service hours visit the Library website.

Villanova students, faculty and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 (a Wildcard is required to enter). In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and University policies, mask wearing in all campus spaces, including Falvey Memorial Library, is now optional. For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, wearing masks indoors is still strongly recommended.

Electronic collections (articles, e-books and more!) are accessible through our website 24/7.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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#TBT: Celebrating America’s Independence

Centennial Record cover, 1876, about July 4th

THROWBACK THURSDAY

In honor of the Fourth of July, we’d like to highlight a recent exciting addition to Falvey’s Digital Library: The Centennial Record of Portland, Maine.

On the cover of volume one, issue three from March of 1876, there’s a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from 100 years prior–July of 1776. Below, you’ll also notice pictures of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Faneuil Hall as well as the list of the 13 colonies that adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Feeling festive? Be sure to check out some of the other volumes of The Centennial Record in our Digital Library for a closer look into America’s past.

On behalf Falvey Memorial Library, please have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

 


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Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Last Modified: July 4, 2019