Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Artistry of Linocuts

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This lovely artist book Geheimzinnige Personen : omtrent de flarden des levenswas was created by a Dutch artist, Margit Willems.  It loosely translates to Mysterious Persons: on the scraps of life and features 23 linocuts with text […]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Perils of drinking

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.     L’antialcoolisme en histoires vraies is a volume that deals with the history of alchoholism and the various effects on all of society.  Crafted as lectures and lessons that go with official programs it was written by Dr. […]

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Party: Cake, Hope & Camaraderie

Today at Houghton Library, we celebrated the birthday of Emily Dickinson a day before her actual birthday of December 10th with an inspiring gathering of colleagues, scholars and students, faculty and friends. A feature-focus of the party was the serving of Dickinson’s own black cake made by Houghton staff from the manuscript recipe in our […]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Cautionary tales

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. As Nazi occupation expanded into France, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), the avant-garde dramatist, actor, poet, and theorist of the Theatre of Cruelty, was committed to a mental hospital in Rodez. There he came under the care of […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Mag Dog’s i

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Today’s post features an artist named Richard Stine and his book Smile in a Mad Dog’s i.  Stine self-published this first edition in 1974 with 4000 copies.  Inspired by the receipt books that newsboys used to […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Sinner man

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  “Here, in this taut, fact-crammed volume, you’ll be taken into the fifteen most infamous vice centers of the entire hemisphere, you’ll see for yourself how crime flourishes within each city.”  America’s cities of sin is an anthology of articles […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Election day is upon us!

 This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Inspired by Election Tuesday and in light of Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 I thought it might be interesting to look at a few ephemeral examples of the legalization of marijuana I recently uncovered within the collection.  For those […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Moloch speaks: why I’m voting yes on 4

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Measures to legalize recreational marijuana are on five state ballots this year, including Houghton Library’s home state of Massachusetts. The Santo Domingo Collection naturally includes significant historical matter supporting the movement to legalize, but it also offers […]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Living on Love

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Ever wondered how you can live like a hippie in the 1960s?  The hippy’s handbook : how to live on love could be just what you need. This tongue in cheek guide tells you how to save […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

New on OASIS in November

Finding aids for six collections have been significantly updated or newly added to the OASIS database this month:   Processed by: Michael Austin Daniel Aaron papers, circa 1774-2015 (MS Am 2951) Processed by: Adrien Hilton Franz Liszt letters, 1848-1886 (MS Ger 323) Theodore Roosevelt Senior letterpress copybooks, 1869-1878 (MS Am 3067) Additions to the John Updike […]