Tag: special collections

Maximum Marginalia

One of my favorite parts of working in a Special Collections library is finding books featuring marginalia—the notes and drawings that readers leave in the margins of books they’re reading.  I’ve come across pristine handwriting and illegible scribbles, thoughtful commentary and brief notes, and drawings that ran the gamut from cute to comical to crude….Continue Reading Maximum Marginalia

Independence Day at the Archives

Whether you’re barbecuing, watching the fireworks, or sticking close to the AC this Thursday, we hope you have a great day off celebrating the Fourth of July. The DeGolyer will be closed in observance of the holiday, but while we’re away, take a look at some historical Independence Day parades, preserved in our collection.  …Continue Reading Independence Day at the Archives