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Black History Month Image, with red, yellow, and green in a heart shape. Image by Donovan Potter, from the Edwards Air Force Base website.

Celebrating Black History Month

Join us in February for our celebration of Black History Month. Focusing on the theme of Black Resistance, you can view exhibits in multiple locations that include Homer Babbidge Library, our regional campuses, and Archives & Special Collections. We will be hosting a screening of Rosewood (1997), the cinematic retelling of a true-to-life racial pogrom that decimated a predominately African American town in Florida, and a discussion with Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, founder and president of the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc.  Learn more.



The Shadow Jimi Hendrix, Woolsey Hall, New Haven 1968 Photo by Joe SiaBabbidge Library Exhibition 
Good Music: An Illustrated Record of Rock 'n' Roll

Gallery on the Plaza, Homer Babbidge Library
January 17 - June 30, 2023

Photos, LPs, books, posters, memorabilia, and even neckties are a part of the treasure trove of materials Ken Best has brought to illustrate the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The collection tells the story of not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but also Best’s 48-year career as a reporter, editor, media relations specialist, and organizational communications executive that included covering the arts and writing about rock ‘n’ roll. The exhibition includes historic, rare, and unique materials that represent the music industry and the history of rock music. Best continues to host the Good Music Program on WHUS (91.5), the radio station at the University of Connecticut, which he has done since 2008 and served as editor of UConn Magazine for 10 years, covered the School of Fine Arts at UConn for UConn Today for eight years and was a co-founder of the UConn 360 Podcast before retiring in June 2021.


10 minutes to improve YOUR library! 

The UConn Library, including its Storrs and Regional Campus Libraries, is running the LibQUAL+ library service survey November 14 – December 9. The survey asks students, faculty, and staff to give us feedback about many aspects of library service, including spaces, staff-mediated services, access to print and electronic resources and overall library performance. 



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In 2005, 60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, the United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the… [...]

On Friday, January 20, one of the oldest structures on the UConn campus suffered extensive damage from a fire. Thankfully the structure was unoccupied and no one was hurt but… [...]

UConn Library has been shifting over the past ten years from just-in-case collection development practices to a budget sustainable just-in-time approach for providing access to scholarly information. Journals have always… [...]

Get your study on AND a little love from some of our favorite four-legged friends (well, maybe besides Jonathan, Tildy, & Carson.) These doggos and their humans will be camped… [...]

UConn Library has acquired permanent online access to hundreds of scholarly journal archives, 2,000 scholarly books, 1,200 documentary films, and hundreds of thousands of pages of primary sources across a… [...]

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Archives & Special Collections announces the opening of a new exhibition, “The Many Faces of Vivien Kellems,” featuring the life and achievements of the inventor, activist, businesswoman, political candidate, and… [...]

On March 16, 1891, the opulent White Train, a luxury passenger train of the New York and New England Railroad, pulled out of Summer Street station in Boston on its… [...]

Dodd Center for Human Rights from 4:00-5:30pm Join us for a curated celebration of American Archives Month, behind-the-scenes tours, zine-making, giveaways, refreshments, and more!   Free and open to the public.… [...]

Over the past six months, I have had the privilege of working to digitize the Alternative Press Collection (APC) here at the University of Connecticut Archives and Special Collections. While the… [...]

With so many primary sources available online researchers don’t necessarily have to travel to an archives to find what they need. Academic and cultural heritage institutions have spent the last… [...]