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Photo Friday: 1842 Day Gifts Continue To Support Falvey Memorial Library Patrons

Beaudry Rae Allen '13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library's Special Collections.

Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library’s Special Collections. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.


Tuesday, Sept. 21, is 1842 Day, Villanova’s day of giving! This is a special day honoring Villanova’s founding in 1842 and celebrating all the things that make Villanova great. Your gifts to Falvey Memorial Library these past five years have enhanced the library’s collection—impacting Villanovans for years to come. Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA (pictured above), Preservation and Digital Archivist, purchased preservation supplies with support from 2018 donations. Allen was able to “rehouse thousands of at-risk, rare materials—including 10,000 photo negatives, 35 scrapbooks, photographic albums, and University logos—and inventory more than 1,100 CDs and DVDs.” The funds also allowed the Library to purchase a specialized vacuum to safely clean books in Special Collections. Preserving these rare materials ensures scholars can access resources for future projects.

Support Falvey Memorial Library by giving any amount to our campaign! To donate, please use this link or scan the QR code below. Thank you to all of our past and future donors! Be sure to download the Reading Room as your zoom background!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Displays in Commemoration of 9/11

By Ethan Shea

To honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Villanova University has dedicated two separate displays to those who lost their lives in the unprecedented attacks. These displays are open for viewing on the first floor of Falvey Memorial Library and in the Presidents’ Lounge between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

"9/11 Display in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display Obituaries in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library


Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a first-year English Graduate Student at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Photo Friday: Vicki Huber, NCAA Champion, Olympian

Vicki Huber

Photo courtesy of University Archives. Originally appeared in Villanova Magazine: Vol. 4, no. 3, Summer, 1988.

As the track-and-field events at the 2020 Summer Olympics get underway, we celebrate 8-time NCAA Champion and two-time Olympian Vicki Huber. She competed in the 3,000 and 1,500 meters events at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, respectively.


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Photo Friday: Ron Delany Wins Olympic Gold in 1956

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Photo courtesy of University Archives.

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.

 


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Photo Friday: Sunrise, Sunrise

Sunrise outside of Falvey Memorial Library

 

“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

 


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Happy World Book Day and Shakespeare Day

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Happy World Book Day and Shakespeare Day! To celebrate the Bard’s many contributions to culture and language, we wanted to share this striking edition that is contained in our physical collection. While the collection indeed contains several of Shakespeare’s first folios, rest assured, friends, they are but mere facsimiles: valued for research, but not nearly as valuable!


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Photo Friday: Happy National Library Week!

Falvey Library Staff in Zoom Meeting

Happy National Library Week! To celebrate, and to mark National Library Workers Day on April 6, we wanted to show off the many faces that make Falvey the friendly place it is.

Whether remote or in-person, Falvey’s committed staff always goes “the extra aisle” to make sure students and faculty find the right book, journal, or even microfilm needed. So, if you happen by the virtual desk or start a virtual chat with a librarian, remember to tell them “thanks!” (Except for Will D. Cat, who is only an honorary staff member.)

Read more about the amazing Library staff in the new issue of Mosaic, the Library’s news and events publication!

 

Pictured:

(Row 1) Shawn Proctor, Joanne Quinn, Erica Hayes, Christopher Hallberg, Abigail Cengel, Will D. Cat

(Row 2) Millicent Gaskell, Jeannine Ahern, Merrill Stein, David Burke, Michael Sgier, Gerald Dierkes

(Row 3) Sarah Hughes, Jeehyun Davis, David Uspal, John Banionis, Laura Bang, Geoffrey Scholl

(Row 4) Beaudry Rae Allen, Jesse Flavin, Caroline Sipio, Michael Foight, Laura Hutelmyer, Darren Poley

(Row 5) Marianne Watson, Demian Katz, Roberta Pierce, Jutta Seibert, Robert LeBlanc, Sarah Wipperman

(Row 6) Jacqueline Smith, Regina Duffy, Linda Hauck, Lorraine Holt, Kallie Stahl, Alfred Fry

(Row 7) Deborah Bishov, Rebecca Oviedo, Margaret Duffy, Susan Turkel, Brian Warren, Sarah Wingo

 

Not pictured: Luisa Cywinski, Nikolaus Fogle


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Photo Friday: A Blessed Easter to All

Easter Poster

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” – Saint Augustine

A blessed Easter to Villanovans around the world. To celebrate this joyous season, we decided to revisit the Easter exhibit from 2013, “I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25): An Easter Celebration from Special Collections.”

Visual. Intellectual. Spiritual.

The exhibit was designed by Laura Bang, ‎Distinctive Collections Librarian; she and Michael Foight, Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, mounted the exhibit; and Joanne Quinn, Director of Communications and Marketing, created posters and other graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Photo Friday: Reading, Writing, Relaxing

student Chris Bondoc in a hammock

We caught up with senior College of Engineering Student Chris Bondoc “chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool” (to quote Will Smith) in a hammock near the Library. The Tampa, Fla., native won’t be wanting for sunshine today!


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Foto Friday: The Songbirds are Singing

Photo courtesy of Joanne Quinn

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

A Golden-crowned Kinglet stopped to sing a song at Falvey Library.


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

 


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