The Red Queen trilogy follows the life of Mare Barrow, a lowly red blood in a world run by the supernatural silver-blooded elite. In book one, Red Queen, Mare gambles everything to win the freedom of her friend who has been conscripted into the army, ending up in the Royal Palace in front of the King himself. Here, she is shocked to discover a supernatural ability of her own.
After leaving the royal court, Mare sets out to find other impossibilities-people of her kind-in order to join rebel forces against the silvers in Glass Sword. Her journey is a dangerous one as she is pursued by a vindictive King who seeks to control her.
Find both of these electrifying titles today in the Popular Reading Collection.
Each month, the Archives & Special Collections will hold a series of informal presentations on current research, unique resources, and rare books. Join us for informal discussion, refreshments, and the opportunity to handle documents and artifacts hundreds of years old! Events are 4:00-5:00 p.m., Archives & Special Collections on the 2nd floor of the Collins Memorial Library.
We are planning the Fall 2016 series. Check back in July!
As time progresses and things change it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine what a place once looked like prior to transformation, and this campus is most certainly no exception to this process. We see these changes taking place every day, such as our witnessing of the construction of the addition to Warner Gym and the new fitness center. Sometimes, however, it’s fun to take a trip through time and visually witness the transfiguration ourselves. The area currently undergoing construction next to Warner Gym has actually gone through a great deal of change, considering it was once a forested ridge prior to 1952. The following image, titled “Hillside removal flattens the campus, 1952,” can be found in A Sound Past and shows the progression of the ridge demolition, as President Thompson and contractor Shotwell converse.
The image description states that a similar image appears on page 134 of the 1952 Tamanawas. Provided below are the images found on page 134, which display the three stages of the “largest earth-moving project ever undertaken on the campus.”
“…an aerial view that shows the two-block-long hill that once stretched parallel to the Fieldhouse along Union Ave.”
With the digitized collection of images found in A Sound Past, along with our physical collection of Tamanawas and various images in the Archives & Special Collections, we can simulate an experience on par with the historical progression of time, and visually witness the metamorphosis of the campus we call home in the present day. Take a look at some of the other images in the digital or physical collection of images to satiate your curiosity!
The Archives & Special Collections is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.
By Monica Patterson
“Dr. Thompson and contractor trustee J.D. Shotwell look over the excavation when it was half completed.”
“…shows part of the level hill. Shotwell removed over 55,000 cubic feet of earth to make the Fieldhouse parking area twice as large as it had formerly been.”
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Hermione Winters is a high school student who seems to have it all: captain of the cheerleading team, envied girlfriend, the undisputed queen bee. But in her final year, those labels are disappearing quickly. Everything in Hermione’s world changes forever when someone puts something in her drink. Now she’s known as the victim, the survivor, the girl who was raped.
Although the rest of her high school career is irrevocably altered, one thing remains true: her friendship with Polly Olivier. Exit, Pursued by a Bear is an emotionally charged and empowering novel about the power of friendship in the face trauma. Find it in the Popular Reading Collection today.