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    In addition to the new items reports you can download on a bi-monthly basis from this blog, the following list details a few highlights of reference materials that have recently been added to the collection:

    Everett, William A. Historical dictionary of the Broadway musical. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008. [ML102.M88 E94 2008]Ford, Robert. A blues bibliography. 2nd edition; New York: Routledge, 2007. [ML128.B49 F67 2007]Hoffman, Frank W. Chronology of American popular music, 1900-2000. New York: Routledge, 2008. [ML3477.H64 2008]The John Coltrane reference. New York: Routledge, 2008. [ML156.7.C58 J64 2008]Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: an encyclopedic history V.2. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004-. [ML199.M858 2004 V.2]Rosewall, Michael. Directory of choral-orchestral...

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    Bone Thugs, Wings Over Jordan, Bull In May of 2002, President George W. Bush, by way of an official Presidential Proclamation, declared June as Black Music Month. During this month Americans are to celebrate the rich contributions made to our culture by "highlighting the enduring legacy of African-American musicians, singers, and composers." Here in Cleveland we can certainly take this idea one step further and celebrate...

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    Percy Roberts with Ch. Flornell GlamorousThe Special Collections Department has become the owner of the Percy Roberts Show Dog Collection, an archive of material on Percy Roberts, a noted dog trainer, handler, and judge in England and the United States.  Roberts's career spanned seventy years.  The collection includes photographs of various show dogs and images of Percy Roberts's personal life and career.  The collection contains photographs of various dog shows, individual champions, career, and personal photographs beginning...

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    Gypsy KingThe Gypsies, or Roma, as they preferred to be called, are known more through folklore and legend than through facts. They probably originated in northern India, and in the tenth century began to migrate westward. When they appeared in Europe in the fourteenth century, some Roma claimed to have come from "Little Egypt," a term which at that time referred to any part of the Near East and beyond.  Thus the description of them as "Egyptian" eventually was shortened to "Gypsy."   Freedom to roam is their chosen way of life.   The John G. White Special Collections Department collects material on Gypsies as part of a mandate to collect...

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    Gypsy travelers

    The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees. - Marcel Proust

    The John G. White and Special Collections Department is currently displaying items on travelers, travel, exploration, and adventure, which includes items on gypsies or Romani, referred to as Traveler's in some cultures.  These nomadic wanderers carried their history and culture in carriage and caravan.  Also on display are photograph albums of trips to the Western...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    In addition to the new items reports you can download on a bi-monthly basis from this blog, the following list details a few highlights of reference materials that have recently been added to the collection:

    Everett, William A. Historical dictionary of the Broadway musical. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008. [ML102.M88 E94 2008]Ford, Robert. A blues bibliography. 2nd edition; New York: Routledge, 2007. [ML128.B49 F67 2007]Hoffman, Frank W. Chronology of American popular music, 1900-2000. New York: Routledge, 2008. [ML3477.H64 2008]The John Coltrane reference. New York: Routledge, 2008. [ML156.7.C58 J64 2008]Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: an encyclopedic history V.2. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004-. [ML199.M858 2004 V.2]Rosewall, Michael. Directory of choral-orchestral...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Bone Thugs, Wings Over Jordan, Bull In May of 2002, President George W. Bush, by way of an official Presidential Proclamation, declared June as Black Music Month. During this month Americans are to celebrate the rich contributions made to our culture by "highlighting the enduring legacy of African-American musicians, singers, and composers." Here in Cleveland we can certainly take this idea one step further and celebrate...

    Read More »

    By Michael Dalby on

    Percy Roberts with Ch. Flornell GlamorousThe Special Collections Department has become the owner of the Percy Roberts Show Dog Collection, an archive of material on Percy Roberts, a noted dog trainer, handler, and judge in England and the United States.  Roberts's career spanned seventy years.  The collection includes photographs of various show dogs and images of Percy Roberts's personal life and career.  The collection contains photographs of various dog shows, individual champions, career, and personal photographs beginning...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Gypsy KingThe Gypsies, or Roma, as they preferred to be called, are known more through folklore and legend than through facts. They probably originated in northern India, and in the tenth century began to migrate westward. When they appeared in Europe in the fourteenth century, some Roma claimed to have come from "Little Egypt," a term which at that time referred to any part of the Near East and beyond.  Thus the description of them as "Egyptian" eventually was shortened to "Gypsy."   Freedom to roam is their chosen way of life.   The John G. White Special Collections Department collects material on Gypsies as part of a mandate to collect...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Gypsy travelers

    The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees. - Marcel Proust

    The John G. White and Special Collections Department is currently displaying items on travelers, travel, exploration, and adventure, which includes items on gypsies or Romani, referred to as Traveler's in some cultures.  These nomadic wanderers carried their history and culture in carriage and caravan.  Also on display are photograph albums of trips to the Western...

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