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A brief history of the Flag of the United States

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World War I Nurses World War I inspired many individuals to join the Red Cross, including this group of European…

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Founder of Jewish Renewal, Dies at 89 The father of the Jewish Renewal movement, Reb…

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The Unexpected Miner This is an image from the Lachlan McLean collection in the Library’s Archives.  Lachlan McLean was a…

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

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For those of you whose French isn’t quite there- Happy 14th July, also known as Bastille Day! France’s National Day, the country celebrates with fireworks and parades to honor the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. Interested in learning more about the French Revolution? Special Collections in Norlin holds some awesome pamphlets that date from 1848 onwards. Just want a quick overview? Chinook houses…

Independence Day and the national anthem.

On this Independence Day weekend, celebrating citizens around the country will find themselves hearing, or even joining in singing, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ Did you know, though, that America didn’t even have a national anthem for over 100 years? Even though Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics after the British navy bombarded Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ took a little time…

“Marilyn” Art Box on Display in East Lobby

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Marilyn Silver Screen Beauty Suicide or Murder Happy Birthday Mr. President One of twenty-six three-dimensional collages or “art boxes” by CU-Boulder Grounds and Nursery staffer, Jessica Ambs Taylor, now on display in the CU-Boulder Norlin Library east lobby. Whimsical and satirical, each compendium of found objects in a found container tells a story. This exhibit, “Life is much too important to take seriously…” is free…

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The American Quartet and Mandolin Club This image is of The American Quartet and Mandolin Club posed in front of “Rocky Mountain Joe”, Joseph Sturtevant’s photography studio, Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado around 1900. Joseph Sturtevant donated many of his images to the University of Colorado and are located in the University Museum Collection in the Archives. The remainder of his collection is at the Carnegie Branch Library…

First-person diary recounting the Sand Creek Massacre included in digital collection

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One soldier’s mundane and dispassionate account of what has come to be known as the Sand Creek Massacre is within the handwritten, first-person diary in the Hal Sayre Papers at http://libcudl.colorado.edu:8180/luna/servlet/UCBOULDERCB1~66~66. The corresponding print collection includes numerous diaries, extensive personal and business material, maps, legal papers and business records. An experienced railroad and canal engineer, Hal Sayre (1835-1926) came to Colorado during the gold rush.…

Tired of the World Cup? Try the Penguin Cup!

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Is your team crashing out of the World Cup early? (Le sigh…) Not to worry- the Penguin Cup is still ongoing! Penguin has put together 16 “teams” of literary giants, allowing you to experience some of the World Cup nations’ written talent, even if their goal scoring talent is somewhat lacking. Ever read anything from Argentina? Try Manuel Puig or Adolfo Bioy Casares, two stalwarts of the…

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Wanna See a Dead Body? Thanks to a photograph donated to the Library’s Archives and references from a photo book housed in the Special Collections called Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930, we are able to catch a glimpse into the bizarre world of medical school in the 1890′s. During this time, medical school was terrifyingly rudimentary. Usually after only a brief three…

What happened when the pitch was flooded during a World Cup match?

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The teams brought on their subs! World Cup fever has hit Boulder- but if you’re still struggling to fill the mornings before your favorite team plays, why don’t you check out a book about the beautiful game? For the history buffs, try A History of the World Cup, 1930-2006 or The ball is round : a global history of soccer. Into science? Try The Science…