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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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Refinitiv’s Thomson ONE Banker database is being retired and replaced with Workspace for Students. Workspace for Students offers the same global market data, historical and current company financials and filings,… [...]

Homer’s Homies is a student-led organization that doesn’t hide their love for the Homer Babbidge Library! And even though they weren’t on their home turf in HBL this year, they… [...]

In both bitter and sweet news, Associate Dean Lauren Slingluff announced the retirement of two members of the Financial Services unit – Hilda Drabek and Ed Chang. Hilda has been… [...]

John Cropp is one of the newest members of the UConn Library staff and having been hired in the middle of a pandemic, many of us only know John from… [...]

The world-wide COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person across the globe and while we are all going through this collectively, we are also each living our own unique experiences. Archives… [...]

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This guest blog post is written by Aidan Brueckner, a graduating honors student majoring in Digital Media and Design, and minoring in Human Rights which he completed an internship for… [...]

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,… [...]