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TBT: Micro-Machine for Magazines

Two Library patrons use a micro-machine to view archived magazines and periodicals.


In the ’60s, Falvey Memorial Library patrons used a “Micro-machine” to view archived magazines and periodicals. This Throwback Thursday (TBT) was featured in the 1960 Belle Air yearbook (page 43). To browse the entire yearbook, visit the Digital Library.

The Villanova University community can browse a selection of newspaper and magazine archives available digitally on the Library website.


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

 

 


 


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TBT: Villanova Women’s Soccer

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Archives, Villanova University. Collection source: Box 01, Folder 36, VUA 35/26/misc. Photograph, Soccer (Women), 1991. Villanova University Archives, Villanova University. Women’s soccer team playing.

Today is National Soccer Day! This week’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) is a photo taken during the 1991 Villanova University women’s soccer season. For additional images, check out the Villanova University Digital Library.

Celebrating 50 years of Title IX, “the landmark gender equity law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs,” learn more about Villanova University female athletes past and present. Visit the Villanova Athletics website for more information.

Nnenna Lynch, ’93 and Caroline Zajac, ’94. Courtesy of the Villanova University Archives. Image featured in the exhibit “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova.”

Looking for more information on Villanova athletics? Check out the digital exhibit, “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova,” featuring assorted and unique items representative of the varied sports played at Villanova College, and later Villanova University. The exhibit was curated by Susan Ottignon, former Collections Librarian, with assistance from Laura Bang, former Distinctive Collections Librarian, and Michael Foight, Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement. Graphics were designed by Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.


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

 

 


 


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TBT: Frozen Sweets for National Ice Cream Day

Image of page 32 of the Woman's Home Companion magazine (August 1910).

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


Sunday, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day! Try some homemade ice cream this weekend with recipes from Fannie Merritt Farmer. The tasty treats were published in the August 1910 edition of Woman’s Home Companion (page 32). We suggest trying the Philadelphia Vanilla Ice Cream! Read the full magazine here.


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

 

 


 


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TBT: How To Make Candy—Recipes for World Chocolate Day

Photo of the cover of a handbook by Frank Tousey published in 1891 entitled "How to Make Candy: A Complete Hand Book for Making All Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream Syrups, Essences, Etc. Etc."

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


It’s World Chocolate Day! Searching for some delicious recipes? Look no further than this handbook by Frank Tousey published in 1891. How to Make Candy: A Complete Hand Book for Making All Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream Syrups, Essences, Etc. Etc. features some tasty chocolate dishes (beginning on page 10), including vanilla chocolate, chocolate drops with nonpareils, cinnamon chocolate, chocolate harlequin pistachios, and many more! Explore additional recipes in the Villanova University Digital 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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TBT: Renovation Nation

 

Image of construction on the Falvey Memorial Library expansion project that began in the spring of 1968.

Image courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library. 1968 Belle Air Yearbook (page 5).


This week’s “Throwback Thursday” (TBT) features the construction of the Falvey Memorial Library expansion project that began in the spring of 1968. Librarian Rev. Louis A. Rongione, OSA, Ped.D., oversaw the library expansion. The snapshot was featured in the 1968 Belle Air Yearbook (page 5).

For more images visit the Villanova University Digital Library.


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TBT: The Bicycle Highwaymen of Coney Island

Old Broadbrim Weekly, no. 30, April 25, 1903. Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Old Broadbrim Weekly, no. 30, April 25, 1903. Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


On this day in history (June 16, 1884), the first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. “Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.” This week’s “Throwback Thursday” (TBT) is a dime novel from Falvey’s Dime Novel and Popular Literature collection. Follow Detective Josiah Broadbrim as he looks to solve a mystery on Coney Island. Read the full story here.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her favorite amusement park is Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

 

 


 


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TBT: Alumni Hall

Image of Alumni Hall featured in the 1938 Belle Air Yearbook (page. 11).

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


This week’s “Throwback Thursday” (TBT) is a celebration of Villanova alumni! Check out this image of Alumni Hall featured in the 1938 Belle Air Yearbook (page. 11).

We celebrate our recent alumni, the Class of 2022, and the Class of 2020. This weekend, Villanova University is welcoming back the Villanova Class of 2020 (bachelor’s degree recipients) for a special celebration weekend, as this class did not have an in-person Commencement ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full schedule of events for the celebration (June 3—June 5) can be found here.


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

 

 


 


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TBT: Jake Nevin Fieldhouse

By Anna Jankowski

This spread from the 1953 edition of the Belle Air yearbook shows students walking outside of the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. Even though this image was taken nearly 70 years ago, not much has changed.

Crowds of students, family, alumni, and local fans will still gather to watch Lacrosse games at the Villanova Stadium this season and then disperse in a similar fashion to cross Lancaster Avenue. Next Friday, April 29, is the final home game for the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse Team. Head over to the stadium at 7 p.m. to see the Wildcats play Georgetown before the Big East Tournament!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: St. Thomas of Villanova Church

By Anna Jankowski

This spread from the 1953 Belle Air yearbook displays a picture with an aerial view of our campus back then. You can spot the Library in between the centerfold. The Villanova Library was rededicated to the Rev. Daniel Falvey, OSA, in 1963, so the building looked very different on the inside and outside.  Many buildings here today are missing, but the St. Thomas of Villanova Church is still standing proudly.

Have a great Easter Weekend, Wildcats!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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Last Modified: April 14, 2022