A daguerreotype of a young Baltimore merchant, the first victim of a bitter, homicidal political era, resides in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library—a ghostly message from the past.
Recently, Kim Sims, university archivist, and Christina Luers, archives collections specialist, had a unique opportunity to view scientific artifacts at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was a British artist and illustrator, famous for his portrayal of dogs.
Photography was a rapidly changing profession in the mid-19th century.
The SCRC is now accepting applications for its 2023-2024 research travel grants.
On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Special Collections Research Center was delighted to collaborate with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in welcoming over 25 guests and staff of the American Indian Initiative.
Bring your four-legged friends to a tail-wagging celebration of Special Collections’ Chapin-Horowitz Dog Book Collection, the second largest collection of books about dogs in the United States. We’re opening our Reading Room for a full day of literary exploration and activities, with librarians and archivists on hand for chin scritches and belly rubs.
Black History Month can trace its roots back nearly a century, to the work of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian of African American History.