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Lougee book donation imageHonoring Dr. Robert W. Lougee.

Robert W. Lougee’s career at UConn spanned nearly 35 years and his children are continuing his legacy by giving back to the UConn Library. 

Lougee book donation imagePublic Domain Day 2021

New Year’s Day was Public Domain Day! Copyright expired for works published in the US in 1925 with name-droppers like Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald on the list. That means all the works are free for anyone to use, reuse, and build upon without paying a fee.

Aetna logoNew Collection - Aetna Insurance Company 

The Aetna Insurance Company, founded in Hartford, CT in 1853, was originally a life insurance company, later expanding lines of coverage. In November 2018 the company was purchased by CVS Health and they donated its historical records including publications, reports and other paper records to Archives & Special Collections. The company’s photographic and audiovisual records are held by the Connecticut State Library, and in the future will all be available in the Connecticut Digital Archive.

Italien Inscription in the Handbuch für ReisendeBook Traces: Exploring the Past through Marginalia in Library Books

Book Traces is a national project led by the University of Virginia to discover and document handwritten inscriptions, marginalia, and other readerly markings in old library books. Learn more about what we found here at UConn.

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Post written by Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist and Rebecca Parmer, Head of Archives & Special Collections New Year’s Day was Public Domain Day!  On January 1, 2021, copyright expired for… [...]

Archives & Special Collections acquired a collection of zines for use in research, teaching, and learning activities across campus and in the community. Zines (rhymes with “beans”)  are low-barrier, low-budget,… [...]

On a cold day in February we had the pleasure of meeting Robert Lougee, Jr. regarding a collection he and his sister, Lorraine Lougee, were donating to the Library. As… [...]

We caught up with our Stamford Campus Library Director Phara Bayonne and asked her a few questions. Phara has worked for the UConn Library since 2003 and even we learned… [...]

Post written by Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist Book Traces is a national project led by the University of Virginia to discover and document handwritten inscriptions, marginalia, and other readerly markings… [...]

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In the Fall of 1934, after the famous “Ram-napping” incident where students from the Connecticut State College kidnapped the ram mascot of the Rhode Island State College (you can read… [...]

The post was contributed by Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist at the UConn Library.  The University of Connecticut has a strong presence on Wikipedia, which goes under the tagline “the free encyclopedia that anyone can… [...]

On September 21, 1938, just two days before the start of the fall semester, the Great New England Hurricane hit Connecticut State College. The campus had dealt with natural disasters… [...]

Learning never stops, even during a pandemic. Many researchers — students, academics, historians, genealogists, and the general public — have had to revert to online sources during the COVID-19 crisis,… [...]

Creator of The Magic School Bus non-fiction series of children’s books, Joanna Cole, passed away on July 12, 2020.  Ms. Frizzle, the teacher leading field trips in the series, reflected… [...]