Tutt Library celebrates African American history at CC! Come check out the new display. We started with CC materials courtesy of Special Collections, and pulled books from the historical American West and education history. Our display case can only hold so many books -- for hundreds more, see the online catalog Tiger.
Thanks to Mimi Wheatwind for the great book display, and thanks to Jessy Randall in Special Collections for the clippings!
The first Pulitzer Prize was given out in 1917; the awards are entering their 100th year. Our current Tutt Library book display features selected Pulitzer winning works. We also have bookmarks with the complete list of Pulitzer prize winners for fiction (categorized as novel up to 1947). Check out some quality literature for the Winter break! Students, don't forget to renew your books via Tiger if the due date is during the break.
November is Native American Heritage month. Mimi Wheatwind has put together a great display of books for the occasion. Come by Tutt Library and check them out!
In addition to many print books, we also have e-books, films on DVD and streaming video, musical scores, CDs and streaming audio, and many databases and journals related to Native American heritage. Ask at the Research Desk for help locating them! Here are just a few:
Indigenous Peoples: North America (database)
A Thousand Voices documentary on Native American women in New Mexico. (DVD) E78.N65 T46 2011
Native American Traditions (CD) Music Library: EthCD-NT1 1
Native American Communities and Climate Change (streaming video)
Music of the Choctaw Nation: for the Native American flute or recorder (musical score) Music Library: M1669.M876 1998 v.1-2
American Indian Music of the Southwest (streaming audio)
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes(e-book, reference)
Need costume ideas or a creepy thrill? Come on by the library and check out our Halloween display. We have many books on fashion and costume to inspire you. We also have a selection of books from the Oversized and Art sections appropriate to the holiday, from gargoyles to graphic novels.
In the mood for scary short stories? Try this search. And if you're looking for a novel, take a look at these links and request a spooky book or two.
Banned Book Week was technically last week but the display will stay up for another week or two. Kudos to Mimi Wheatwind for putting it all together. Come over to Tutt South and check out these great books!
Frequently challenged book titles and series include:
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
• The Catcher in the Rye
• The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
• Of Mice and Men
• The Color Purple
• The Kite Runner
• Harry Potter series
• To Kill a Mockingbird
• James and the Giant Peach
• Lord of the Flies
Did you know that Booker T. Washington delivered a speech to a standing-room-only crowd at Colorado College in 1900? Yes, he did! To learn more about the history of African-Americans at Colorado College, we invite you to view a mini-exhibition in the Tutt Library atrium during the month of February. Here's the Black Student Union in 1979:
In preparation for the renovation to Tutt Library, staff have been “weeding” the collection. We are carefully examining older monographs, periodicals and government documents as to whether they should be retained in the library’s collection. During this process we have stumbled across many things tucked away in between the pages. The notes, photographs, slips, and other things used as bookmarks remind us of the CC students, faculty and staff who have come and gone before us, a rich history that will continue building into the future.
We look at these mementos with reverence and at the same time we wonder: will someone find the things we've left in books 20, 50, 100 years from now?
Beginning with the college’s inception in 1874, the diversity timeline provides a historic record of major milestones related to diversity at CC.
Find out the name of CC’s first female graduate, the fifth person to graduate from the college during a time when the idea of a college education for women was still a radical concept. Learn about Booker T. Washington’s visit to campus, speaking to a standing-room only crowd. Use the site to walk through time at CC, better understanding the campus climate and key benchmarks, from the establishment of the Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alliance, to the founding and purpose of the Glass House, to last year’s Courageous Conversations about diversity on campus. The diversity timeline spans decades, documenting CC’s history and covering all aspects of CC’s diverse community.
The timeline also supports CC’s strategic initiative to grow a more diverse and inclusive campus, and aligns with the establishment of the college’s diversity commitment.
Thanks to Jessy Randall, Amy Brooks, both work in Special Collections at Tutt Library, and Zita Toth ’16 along with others who contributed time, effort, and research to the initial launch of this resource. It remains a work in progress; please share your stories and additions to CC’s Diversity Timeline: email@example.com.
Tutt Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2nd. 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.