On Tuesday August 12, the Colorado Alliance, which hosts and manages the Prospector catalog, will be replacing their firewalls with new hardware. Prospector will be down from 5pm until late evening, possibly overnight. All services should be fully restored by Wednesday morning.
Browsing by genre, time period, geographical setting and theme.
Handpicked "If you like this, try these" recommendations.
Resources for book clubs including discussion guides, and online discussions.
One-click links from each book to our library catalog.
Through August, BookBrowse is giving away FREE BOOKS to new subscribers to its mailing list. Each week there will be three winners who will be able to choose the book of their choice from a selection of over 60 popular titles.
Click to access BookBrowse and then look for the signup block on the homepage. OR, click the Newsletter image to the right.
"The largest of its kind, Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations."
Colorado College has acquired five new digitized document collections on Archives Unbound (Gale Cengage). To access them, please click here, click Proceed, then click on the Browse button on the lower right side of the screen.
American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893
Almost 14,000 letters written by Presbyterian missionaries working with Native Americans during 1833-1893. Content includes missionary attitudes toward Native Americans, sex roles, religion, and the government. Primary source.
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
Newspapers from internment camps, recording the day-to-day life of interned Japanese-Americans. Articles in Japanese and English. Includes newspapers from Camp Amache (Granada War Relocation Center). Primary source. Coverage: 1942-1945
Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S
This collection consists of two sets of documents regarding the effects of the Dawes Act of 1887. The Meriam Report was a survey of conditions on Indian Reservations in twenty-six states, and regarded as the most important treatise on Indian affairs since Helen Hunt Jackson’s Century of Dishonor in 1881. The Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States was the result of Senate hearings on problems identified by the Meriam Report; it lasted 15 years and produced almost 20,000 pages. Coverage: 1928-1943
War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824
Correspondence received by and sent by the War Department regarding Native Americans, with varied attachments including receipts, financial statements, and copies of speeches. Content includes discussion of treaties, trade, missionaries, "civilization" of Native Americans, and intertribal relations. Primary source.
We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
FBI files on the Freedom Riders who rode integrated buses through the South in 1961, protesting the non-enforcement of integration laws of public buses. The Riders encountered mob violence and biased courts, but their struggles propelled the Civil Rights Movement forward and helped end segregation in the South
We've added a new collection to our JSTOR subscription. Arts & Sciences XII focuses on journals related to law, political science and education, but will also include titles from other disciplines. For more information, see the JSTOR Arts & Sciences XII page.
Erin O'Neill, CC class of 2014, has kindly offered to allow her sculpture, "Capsule," to be displayed in the library for the next year. Capsule is made of welded steel, basketry reeds, and Japanese kozo fiber, and currently hangs in the second floor atrium of Tutt.
O'Neill learned papermaking from Daria Wilber, a local papermaker. To make the paper for the sculpture, O'Neill boiled Kozo (a Japanese plant) in water with lye, then stripped the bark. She beat the Kozo fibers to a pulp and then produced sheets of paper using a mold and deckle. "The paper is very thin but exceptionally durable," she says, and describes it as "reminiscent of the exterior protective layer of an organism."
We are thrilled to be able to display the sculpture in time for Commencement! More images are available in the library's Flickr set.
Once again this year, we had a marvelous time reading all the creative and witty haiku and senryu submitted to our Tutt Library Haiku Contest. Entries underwent blind judging by a panel of 11 staff and student workers at the library and the press, and we are now happy to announce the 2014 winners!
First-year CC student Silas Babilonia won third prize for his entry:
I once read a book Which consumed my whole being 'Til the pages stopped
Second prize went to Colket Center staff assistant Sarah Milteer for her poem:
The first-place haiku was written by a member of this year's graduating class, Claire McNellan:
Far too many times I would have witnessed sunrise but Tutt closed at four
We'll be publishing our annual zine soon, with copies of these prize-winning haiku and several others that caught our fancy - including the 4th, 5th, and 6th place entries, all penned by first-year CC student Anna Cain. Congratulations to all our winners, and our deepest thanks to everyone who participated!
Tutt Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3rd. The library opens at 10AM, so come early for the best selection. Thanks to Escape Velocity, our local comic book shop, for hooking us into the free comic book pipeline!
We will also be highlighting the library's growing collection of comics and graphic novels, with works by authors and artists like Neil Gaiman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, and Lynda Barry (just to name a few). So come by the library on Saturday for a free comic book of your own or a free 30-day loan of a graphic novel / memoir / collection / what-have-you.