Thomas Lamb Eliot Papers: new digital collection!

We are pleased to announce a new RDC collection: the Thomas Lamb Eliot Papers!

T.L. Eliot (1841-1936) was an influential Unitarian minister in Portland, worked in education and jail reform, founded the Art Association and the Humane Society, helped develop the public library, worked for temperance and women’s suffrage, and played a large part in the formation and final founding of Reed College in 1911, serving as a Trustee and major advisor until his retirement in 1925. Eliot Hall was named for T.L. Eliot in 1935.

The digital collection contains scanned versions of correspondence and other documents. View a love letter sent to Eliot by his wife, Henrietta, documents issued by the Missouri Militia relating to civil war era service, and note from Eliot’s life insurance company granting him permission to travel to Oregon.

Please note, this release is only the beginning! We have finished scanning the first four boxes out of a total of 119. We will continue to add newly digitized content to this collection in small batches.

All items in this collection were digitized from the holdings of Reed College Special Collections & Archives. We welcome visitors! View the Special Collections & Archives website for hours, contact, and location information.

Digital Loeb Classical Library now available

The Digital Loeb Classical Library is now available online for the Reed community. This important archive complements the library’s print offering of classical Greek and Latin texts.

Key features include:
• Single- and dual-language reading modes
• Sophisticated Bookmarking and Annotation features
• Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
• Greek keyboard
• User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
• Intuitive Search and Browse

Some of the site’s most useful tools are features of “My Loebs,” the personal accounts available to all authorized users. You can create your own account (via the “Sign up” link at the top of each page on the site) so as to utilize the digital Loeb Classical Library’s full capabilities.

http://www.loebclassics.com.

New in Reed Digital Collections!

The library is happy to announce two new additions to Reed Digital Collections.

Nicholas Wheeler Physics Lectures

Nicholas Wheeler taught Physics at Reed from 1963 to 2010. Although his writings were never published, 27 volumes of his lecture notes on all the topics he taught were written out in his clear calligraphic script and bound for deposit in the Reed Library. These notes have become something of a cult classic and are still sought out by graduates of his classes. They have now been digitized and are presented in this collection for consultation and access by all.

Early Printing and Writing Collection

The Early Printing and Writing Collection consists of complete letters, documents, and manuscript books from all over Europe and several New World countries. Examples range from the early 15th century into the 20th century, with emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries. From letters to tally books, archeological reports to war statistics, and Inquisition warrants to legal battles, these items are also of great historical interest worthy of scholarly study. They are unique and are only now available for such study.

Learn about the new Library System

The new Library System is coming on December 23, 2013. Learn about the new system at an info session, open to all members of the Reed community. If you are unable to make it to one of the sessions, talk to a librarian about the new interface. Refreshments will be served at all sessions.


Wed 10/30 1-2 (Eliot 216)
Thur 10/31 1-2 (PARC)

Tue 11/5 12-1 (TBD)
Wed 11/6 4-5 (Library – L17)

More on the New Library System: http://library.reed.edu/about/librarysystem.html

Historical Oregon Newspapers

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) is an initiative to
digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely
available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database.
The initial phase of the program will concentrate on newspapers
published between 1860 and 1922, with a goal of approximately 150,000
pages freely available online in the first two years (2009-2011).

Oregon Newspapers

New Online Language Dictionaries Added

The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online recently added Russian and Chinese to its French, Italian, Spanish, and German languages. You now have access to over 4 million words, translations and phrases in six languages. Native speaker audio pronunciation has also been added.