Meet Sasha Griffin

griffinSashaDenison University Libraries has a new archivist. Sasha Griffin came to Denison from Luther College in Iowa where she was serving as the Interim College Archivist. Previously she had been the Digital Archivist at Luther. Sasha has a B.A. in History from Capital University and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. We are very pleased to have this Buckeye coming home to work with us! Sasha is kept busy at home by her 3 year old daughter, and she enjoys discussing pop-culture. Please say hello to Sasha when you see her on campus.


Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection

Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection is brought to you by Aluka, an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

The struggles for freedom in Southern Africa were both a regional and global phenomenon. As such, documentation of the struggles is scattered around the world, reflecting the history itself: colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region. The Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection brings together materials from various sites throughout the world and makes them available online to students, teachers, and researchers, both in Africa and outside the continent. By providing sample materials, the Collection also publicises the rich collections of partner institutions, helping make them more widely known to researchers.

At present, the Collection consists of more than 180 000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.


How to access library databases while you’re away

Remember: No matter where you are during Spring Break, as long as you’ve got Internet access, you’ve got full access to the library’s many databases.

Whether you access the databases through the catalog or the databases/online resources page, all  you need to do is authenticate by providing your name and Denison ID number. This is the 14-digit number on the back of your ID card that starts with 251080, and then ends with the 8 digits that make up your D-number.


Bits of American History: Broadsides and Ephemera

From corset ads to Civil War announcements, this collection, American Broadsides and Ephemera, offers a wonderful glimpse into the American past through print media.


Based on the American Antiquarian Society’s collection–the most extensive in existence–this digital edition offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. The diverse subjects of these broadsides and ephemera range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences, and natural disasters to government proclamations, tax bills, trade cards, menus, playbills, and stock certificates.

For researchers of nineteenth-century social and cultural history, these materials provide essential information on a wide variety of local and national organizations and societies that were established to promote industrial and mechanical arts, agriculture, science, public education, fine arts, and various reform movements.


Annual Reviews and BioOne to be down March 1

ComputerCodeOn Saturday, 1 March 2014 beginning at 11:00AM (EST), Annual Reviews is planning website maintenance. They expect the work to take up to 16 hours, during which time you can expect the website to be unavailable. This will affect all Annual Review journals.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

BioOne journals will also be unavailable during this timeframe. Please plan accordingly.


ProQuest Databases downtime

There will be maintenance on ProQuest databases Saturday, February 15-Sunday, February 16th. The anticipated outage on those databases will be from Saturday at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 a.m. Tbe outage will affect our ProQuest databases such as ProQuest Congressional as well as RefWorks. Please plan accordingly.


The Bush Presidency and Development and Debate Over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation


President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House South Lawn on July 26, 1990.

President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House South Lawn on July 26, 1990.

The Bush Presidency and Development and Debate Over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation, provided to us via Archives Unbound, contains materials on civil rights, the development of civil rights policy, and the debate over civil rights legislation during the administration of President George H.W. Bush  (1989-1993) and during his tenure as vice president (1981-1989).

Contents of this collection includes memoranda, talking points, correspondence, legal briefs, transcripts, news summaries, draft legislation, statements of administration policy (SAP’s), case histories, legislative histories and news-clippings covering a broad range of civil rights issues.



African American Periodicals

In honor of our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Denison Libraries would like to bring to your attention this amazing collection.


African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations bulletins, annual reports and other genres. These diverse periodicals—which have shaped, and in turn been shaped by, African American culture—will enable new discoveries on lives of African Americans as individuals, as an ethnic group and as Americans.


From Slavery to the Modern Era
Like African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, this new collection is based upon James P. Danky’s monumentalAfrican-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998). Drawn from the matchless holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society, African American Periodicals ranges over more than 150 years of American life, from slavery during the Antebellum Period to the struggles and triumphs of the modern era. Editorial views from the pages of these periodicals include opinions on the abolitionist movement; “Jim Crow” segregation; African American achievements in literature, music, sports and science; the beginning of the Freedom Movement; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968; and more.

The voices of African American society and culture
Featuring news, commentary, advertisements, literature, drawings and photographs, the titles in this unique resource include African Repository, El Mulato, The Black Warrior, Pennsylvania Freedmen’s Bulletin, Colored Harvest, Voice of the Negro, Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line, The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, Blue Helmet: A Magazine for the American Negro Soldier of All Wars, Harlem Pointer, African World, Black Pride Newsletter, Right On! and others from every region of the United States.

Beyond offering opinions on issues and events of the day, the rare titles in African American Periodicals capture the voice of African American society and culture. The publications brought together here—many short-lived and not collected by most libraries—brim with surprises and untold stories.

An America’s Historical Periodicals/Archive of Americana collection
Forming the largest database of its kind, African American Periodicals is the inaugural America’s Historical Periodicals collection. For the broadest coverage available of African American history, culture and daily life, this new collection can be cross-searched with African American Newspapers, Afro-Americana Imprints and otherArchive of Americana collections.


Computers & Applied Sciences Complete


Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) covers the spectrum of the applied sciences, representing collected knowledge on traditional engineering challenges and providing material for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.

CASC provides indexing and abstracting for more than 2,100 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full Text is also available for more than 950 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context. Research is aided by the inclusion of searchable cited references for key journals.