Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hours Information


I know it's been a while since I've posted anything. It's a little crazy in the archives right now. With fingers crossed there will be a new digital collection up in the coming months (it depends on how long it takes to describe everything)!

I wanted to let you know of some changes to the hours we will be open in the coming weeks. This week we will be closed on Friday, but will be open until 6 tonight and tomorrow night. Also, the week of March 30th, the archives will be closed the entire week. In an effort to give those of you who are interested the hours you may need, the archives will be open from 10-5 on Saturday, Mar. 28th and will be open until 6 on Monday, March 23, Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday March 26.

Have a wonderful week and welcome back from Spring Break!!


Monday, January 12, 2009

New Hours!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.We are back in the archives after the holiday break. The archives has a new set of hours as well: 3-5 Mon.-Fri. We also should have our very first digital collection up and running within the next couple of weeks. As soon as the collection is hosted I will post a link here and on the archives website.

Have a great first week back!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Break and New Hours


News from the archives: we've figured out more about the photos. They were apparently used as inspiration by van Ingen for his work at Tiffany's Glass Co. The photos themselves are travel cards that tourists bought when they visited new areas. There are several from Europe and Asia, and a few from Yellowstone National Park.

Just so you know, the archives will be closed until January 5th for Christmas and New Years. Also, starting January 5th the hours will change from the current schedule to Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

New photos!

This is one of the photos we've recently found in storage. All of the photos (and so far I've counted 140 +) seem to come from the same person: WB van Ingen. I've done a little researching and have found that he was an artist who lived around the turn of the century (1900). Van Ingen was known for his stain glass work and his murals. He actually did murals for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey capitol buildings and the Thomas Jefferson Building (buildling that houses the Library of Congress) in Washington D.C.

I also know, from more research, that the photos may have been used as inspiration for his glass work. Some of the photos have a "Tiffany Glass Co." stamp as well as a "LaFarge Decorating" stamp. This leads me to believe that van Ingen may have worked for one or both of the companies.

I'm still learning as much as possible about the photos I've found. If you guys have any ideas as to where they came from or any other information I would love to hear from you! As I find out more about them and as I start to find more interesting photos, I'll let you guys know, too!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"New" Books

This past week, CC Archives has acquired some "new" books. These are the latest addition to our rare book collection. Some of the books were published as early as 1638 and will be available to researchers very soon. The more interesting works are The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus (1825) and The Whole Book of Psalms (1638). The best title award for this series goes to "Good Morning" After a Sleep of Twenty-five Years, Old-fashioned Dancing is Being Revived by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford (c.1925). That's right, if you need to learn to dance "old-fashioned" style, I have a book that will help!