Emmanuel College Lip-Sync, 1991

October 27, 2016

Hey @EmmanuelAlumni !! Do these @EmmanuelCollege students have the “Right Stuff”???? #tbt


Epilogue, 1991. Box 15. Epilogue: Emmanuel College Yearbooks. Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA.

William Wordsmith on Life

October 26, 2016
“Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”–William Wordsmith #WednesdayWisdom

Photo by: Henry William Pickersgill

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2016

October 25, 2016

On October 26 and 27, National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2016 National the National Archives is hosting a two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. For more see: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair. genealogy_fair_2016

Tom Hayden, Founder of SDS, Anti-War Activist and California Politician Dies at 76

October 24, 2016

Tom Hayden, Founder od SDS, Anti-War Activist and California Politician Dies at 76.


Works Cited:

CC Image courtesy of KCET Departures on Flickr. “Tom Hayden Activisy and Writer” (Public Domain) by KCET Departures. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kcetdepartures/4886156958/in/photolist-8rLQeu-8nSqhy-4zJ6Hd-dsd33n-5ACAgv-5ACA4k-8rHJwt-8nPfCk-dsdbMw-a2n31Q-8nSqjj-8nPfvn-LhBEp-5z6hud-8nSqc5-8nSq9E-8EHB3j-o2EnP3-cYmNPh-5ACzSe-dsd2Wc-5AGRqj-9qSx2d-aDFP4i-aDKSJb-4W61NH-7ZKdk4-5ACzBH-7ZNprU-aDKSbA-aDKFoA-5ACzuF-bASDBs-7ZNiYd-7ZJS6V-dsd34T-7ZJQJp-7ZKbDP-cYmSNL-7ZMTXA-7ZNqQY-7ZNk7w-7ZNq8u-7ZNmhA-7ZMQjA-6BD3vv-m8wajz-cYmMgC-7ZJB74-7ZJvTk/.

Gale: Biography in Context. s.v. “Hayden, Tom.” http://ic.galegroup.com.library.emmanuel.edu:2048/ic/bic1/BiographiesDetailsPage/BiographiesDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=Biographies&currPage=&scanId=&query=&source=&prodId=BIC1&search_within_results=&p=BIC1&mode=view&catId=&u=emc_main&limiter=&display-query=&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CH1000043618&windowstate=normal&activityType=&failOverType=&commentary=.

Associated Press. “Tom Hayden, 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76.” PBS Newshour. 24 October 2016. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/tom-hayden-famed-1960s-anti-war-activist-dies-76/.





Word of the Week: Acolytes

October 23, 2016

As in: “The twentieth century marked the appearance of the second element in our hybrid union of acolytes and aficionados. This was the organized groups of admirers, under the wide umbrella of mass commercial entertainment, attached to specific entertainers, works of literature or film, or sports clubs and players” (Nelson, 2012, p. 51).bookcovergothicka

Nelson, V. (2012). Gothicka: Vampire heroes, human gods, and the new supernaturalCambridge: Harvard University Press.

Past Tales: The Wizard of Oz

October 20, 2016

Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was a journalist who worked in South Dakota and Chicago, Illinois as a jounalist. He began writing children’s books in 1897, with the publication of Mother Goose in Prose, this was followed by other books that included Father Goose: His Book (1899). In 1900, he published his most famous work, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was the first American fantasy novel. The Oz story blends elements of traditional magic, such as witches, mythical friends (e.g. scarecrow, tin-man, lion and even a wizard). Despite its many particularly American attributes, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has universal appeal across the Globe.

The story has also engendered a long series of sequels, stage plays and musicals, movies and television shows, such as The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), The Emerald City of Oz (1910), Glinda of Oz (1920), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Return to Oz (1985), Wicked (2003), Tin Man (2007), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).


Illustration by: W.W. Denslow

Other Resources:

Auxier, Randall E. and Phillip S. Seng (Eds.) (2008). The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court.

Berger, Alissa. (2012). The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: a Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007.  Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co.

Rogers, Katharine M. (2002). L. Frank Baum: the Creator of Oz. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Works Cited:

Baum, Frank L. (1900). The Wonderful Wizard of OZ. New York: George M. Hill Co. http://memory.loc.gov/service/rbc/rbc0001/2006/2006gen32405/2006gen32405.pdf.

Baum, L. Frank. (2016). In Columbia University & P. Lagasse, The Columbia Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from              https://library.emmanuel.edu:8443/loginurl=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry  /columency/baum_l_frank/0.

Artist in Residence in Two Days

October 17, 2016

Hey @ECHousing, @EmmanuelOSAMP and @EmmanuelCollege! The #CardinalCushingLibrary is two days away from displaying items from the Artist in Residence Collection. #EmmanuelCollege #librarylife