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    By Michael Dalby on

    Attached to this post is an Excel file containing recent additions to the Fine Arts Department. Once you open the file you will see links to the online catalog that will facilitate item requests. Be sure to visit our blog regularly to be the first to check out these new items!

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    Art Spiegelman and Michale KimmelmanThe following is a review of Art Spiegelman's appearance at Spectrum, the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues that occurred on May 18th, 2007 at the Cleveland Public Theater. It was written by Cool Cleveland contributor Lee Chilcote. The photo was taken by library patron Kim Kyanoshik, and used with her permission.

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    Juilliard Manuscript Collection website

     

    Only a little more than a year after it was donated to Juilliard, the world-renowned conservatory is making its priceless Juilliard Manuscript Collection available for viewing to anyone with access to the internet. The collection, which was given to the School in February 2006 by its Board Chairman Bruce Kovner, includes remarkable autograph and working manuscripts, sketches, engravers' proofs, and other musical artifacts. Each page of the original manuscripts, sketches, and annotated first editions -99 of the 138-manuscript collection, some with extensive composer markings, and others with first-performance conductor markings - is photographed in remarkable detail...

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    Body Art flyerAn exhibit showcasing rare and popular items from the library's collections will be open on the second floor exhibition corridor of the Main Library Building from June 9 through August 25, 2007. The exhibit will cover the history of body art, types of body art, cultural aspects, artists, laws, as well as the who and why of body art.

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Attached to this post is an Excel file containing recent additions to the Fine Arts Department. Once you open the file you will see links to the online catalog that will facilitate item requests. Be sure to visit our blog regularly to be the first to check out these new items!

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    By Michael Dalby on

    The Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) has announced its finalists for the 2007 awards for excellence in historical sound research. Cleveland Public Library has many of these books in its collection.

     

    GENERAL HISTORY OF RECORDED SOUND

    Anderson, Tim J. Making Easy Listening: Material Culture and Postwar American Recording. Univ. of Minnesota, 2006. [ML3790 .A63 2006]

     

    Hawkins, Martin. A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville, 1945-1955. Vandebuilt Univ., 2006. [ML3790 .H387 2006]

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Currently on exhibit in the John G. White corridor through September, 2007: illustrations of Walter Crane, items relating to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and 19th Century children's bookbindings. Boy's Handy-Book of Sports and Games

     

    Childhood, as we think about it today, is a relatively new concept. Until the 17th century, children were thought of as small versions of adults and treated accordingly. In most societies, children were a source of labor. There were some books (mostly for...

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