Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Bear’s foot?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. I have to say as we have processed this immense collection one of the things that never ceases to delight me are the names of various plants.  For example Bear’s foot, which is named because it has […]

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Dope is falling from the sky

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Marijuana monthly is a periodical unsurprisingly devoted to all things marijuana.  Smuggling, growing, dealing, legal cases and aspects, and even some curious adventures that the staff experienced. One of the included articles reveals a story of aerial marijuana […]

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Stranger things…indeed

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Sometimes it is uncanny how we find materials in the collection that relate to popular culture right now, this week in fact.  I recently watched the new Netflix series Stranger Things, a nostalgic 1980s show which features isolation tanks and […]

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Pict Ale

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. As the title suggests this is an entertaining read on the history, legends, and facts regarding beer along with clever illustrations.  The self-proclaimed “beer king” Alan Eames covers everything from the invention of beer, drinking habits of […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Catnip not just for cats

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Plantas que curan y plantas que matan written in Spanish by Arias Carbajal certainly makes a splashy impression with its pulpy cover.  The title translates to “plants that cure and plants that kill” and includes both theoretical and practical […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Join the Conspiracy!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. In late summer 1968, delegates gathered in Chicago for the 35th Democratic National Convention. It had been a year of war, assassinations, and riots. The North Vietnamese launched the Tet offensive in January. Martin Luther King, […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Psychic TV

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. On Easter Sunday in 1984, English experimental video art and music group Psychic TV conducted a performance at the Massachusetts College of Art. Physic TV members Genesis P-Orridge and John Gosling were interviewed after this performance, […]

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Drug Demon

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Published in 1940, Narcotics: Destroyer of Mind and Body or The Drug Demon warns Americans about the dangers of drug addiction “found not only in the large cities…but also in towns, villages and isolated spots.” The […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016

William King Richardson, Part I: Diplomas and Certificates

William King Richardson (1859–1951) was a member of the Harvard College Class of 1880. Just two years later he earned a double first at Balliol College, Oxford University (purportedly the first American to obtain this distinction at Oxford). His library was begun at the Lord Amherst of Hackney sale in 1908. For more than forty […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Is that a dewberry?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Going for a hike in France?  Be sure to bring your favorite pocket atlas!   Atlas de poche des plantes des champs, des prairies et des bois : a l’usage des promeneurs et des excursionistes was probably […]