Monday, May 5, 2014

The Memories Project

The Memories Project:
Science, industry, and technology in Marion County, Ohio: past, present, and future

Best in Show: Nichole Pauley and Skyler Vogt

On display at the library are the "top 8" posters from students in ENG2367.04 & ENGR2367 Spring 2014 writing classes taught by Sue Oakes at Ohio State Marion. 

For this project, students collected oral history materials showing Marion County residents’ involvement in, and attitudes toward, science, industry, and technology. 

A primary goal was to document the technical history of workers, their families, jobs, and businesses in north central Ohio

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Comic Book Month month is Comic Book and Cartoonist Month

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May at participating comic book stores. 

Discover classic comic strips by viewing Historical Newspapers in OSU Research Databases or search for comics in the library catalog. Stop by to take a look at the books we have on comics, cartoonists, and manga in the display case in the library building rotunda.

See: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune for issues of Little Orphan Annie from 1864-1975 and Dick Tracy from 1932 to 1990. Through this database you can limit your search to an Advanced Search for Comics and then narrow your search by Publication Date

Please note: some users will have to use these resources in the library if unable to authenticate.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer Hours

Summer Hours
May 5- August 8
Monday – Thursday        8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday                                  8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends
Closed May 26 and July 4 for holidays

August 11 – August 22
Monday – Thursday        8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday                                 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends

Since MTC Autumn Semester will begin August 25, we will begin Autumn Semester hours then.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Roller Coasters in the Library

On display at the Marion Campus Library, are the two winning Roller Coaster Models from this years Engineering Class competitions.

The Roller Coaster Models will be on display through out summer semester. Stop by the library to check them out. 

The "Whoopdy Do" model won the first session competition (pictured above). The winning team comprised of students: Yousef Alish, Jiaan Mooers, Austin Nininger, and Mickey Rogers.

The "Sonic" model won the competition in the second session. The team members pictured above comprised of students: Abhinav Kshatri, Chris Hutchinson, Kaden Zachmann, and Ahmed Elhagmusa.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Emily Dickinson and The Civil War

Emily Dickinson and the American Civil War

When you think about Emily Dickinson, the Civil War, doesn't usually come to mind. However, during the years of the Civil War 1861-1865, Dickinson's poetry flourished. "Sorrow seems more general than it did, and not the estate of a few persons, since the war began; and if the anguish of others helped one with one's own, now would be many medicines," Emily Dickinson wrote to Louise and Frances Norcross (L298). 
Emily Dickinson's Correspondences, a collection of some of her letters is available online. Through Emily Dickinson's "war related letters" with family and friends like Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who fought in the war, you can gain an insight into the extent of the wars influence. Letters of Emily Dickinson and edited volumes of her letters our available in the University Libraries Catalog.

The Emily Dickinson Museum offers insight Dickinson's life and family and friends, also see The Poet and Work Letters of Emily Dickinson, and Emily Dickinson and the Civil War.

The manuscripts of Emily Dickinson are available for scholars and readers alike at the Emily Dickinson Archive. This is an open-access website that allows you to view original manuscripts, read the poetry, and take notes. Example: Our journey had advanced--(P615)

Also see:
A Clip from the series "Angles of a Landscape: Perspectives on Emily Dickinson"