Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

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 […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Don’t Eat That Mushroom!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Mushrooms- they are cheap and legal, but how do you ensure that you don’t eat the wrong one?  Hallucinogenic Mushrooms contains information on identification, buying and eating mushrooms, different species, current laws, as well as poisonous mushrooms in Britain. This […]

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Want to live on a Commune?

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. What exactly is a Commune?  I’ll use the words from the Commune : Journal of the Commune Movement to explore the concept.  According to Joan (one of the contributors) there are many different types of Commune scenes.  You have […]

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 […]