Category Archives: Special Collections

“Indeed, This Ohio Girl Makes, On The Whole, The Most Varied And Interesting Exhibition In The Galleries”

Parting with some things to simplify your life? Maybe you’re finding what other downsizers have found. Prized family heirlooms may be destined for the dumpster, impossible to sell or give away to younger generations with little interest in the past. … Continue reading

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At Herman Miller’s Design Yard, A Way of Living Is Also A Way of Working

Four offices in nine years. My grand tour of my workplace has taken me to two floors, providing various views from different directions. Now I sit at the end of a hall. After having been deluged with conversation on the … Continue reading

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Wanted For Michigan Move: The Heinmillers’ 1920 Model T Ford

I was there for four hours, but it took me about four seconds to decide that I should live on Bagley Avenue, worship on Chapel Lane, work on Burbank Avenue, eat on Main Street, shop on Mill Road, make friends … Continue reading

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A Flying Writing On How The Crude Woodsman Spread His Words

Follow the Golden Rule. Love your neighbor. Show more empathy. Secure more funding for the humanities. Listen to more opera. These are some of the answers people gave when asked what change they would make to society today. The question … Continue reading

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Why Green Tigers Turned Out In Honor Of St. Patrick

Study the cartoon Jimmy Swinnerton created for the March 18, 1898 edition of the New York Journal and you’ll find some interesting Irish-American trivia to share on St. Patrick’s Day. Swinnerton’s notorious tiger characters take to the streets for New … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The Newest Girl With Her Hair All In A Whirl?

“Have you seen the newest girl with her hair all in a whirl?,” asked Harry B. Smith in his lyrics for “The Nell Brinkley Girl,” a song from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908. This sweet curly-haired girl was not to … Continue reading

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Beadles And Bill-Stickers Washed Down Wastel And Cocket With Salop

Listen to the conversations that ensue when a score of librarians gather, and you’ll understand why I scampered over to Columbus College of Art and Design’s Packard Library for an open house. In the course of the first five minutes, … Continue reading

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