October 2009 Archives

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Above is a WW2 era pamphlet showing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito stranded on a boat in the middle of the ocean.

A new collection on World War II propaganda is available for research in Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. This collection contains documents such as pamphlets, newspaper articles, posters, booklets, coloring books, and broadsides in German, French, Spanish Japanese, and English about Chinese exclusion in America, anti-labor unions in regard to Negro workers in Chicago, and pro-British and pro-Ally documentation, and anti-Nazism. Come to Special Collections to see this new collection and explore possible ideas for a research on propaganda during World War II.

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Above is another powerful image from a pamphlet, "So Hitler Shall Reap", a good example of anti-Nazi material in this collection.

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We have a new addition to our collection on Mormonism: Chad Flake's definitive bibliography on Mormonism from 1830-1930. This second edition is revised from the 1978 edition.

This massive bibliography of Mormon imprints, a work first begun by the noted historian Dale Morgan in the 1940s, contains over ten thousand entries on Mormonism's first century including pro and anti Mormon books, pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals and printed ephemera. (Scallawagiana 100)

After Morgan died much of his projected work on Mormon and Utah themes was unfinished. Later writers benefited from his extensive bibliographies, “tool books”, and his initial chapters of a work on Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the moving force behind the first National Union Catalogue of works about Mormonism, which others expanded from its initial 700 entries. Using these documents, Brigham Young University librarian Chad J. Flake completed and published A Mormon Bibliography, 1830-1930 (1978), with an introduction written by Morgan before his death, which is considered an indispensable reference work for Mormon historians. However, according to Phillip Walker, 1000 crates of Morgan's personal papers, research notes, working drafts and bibliographies were deposited with the Bancroft library, and remain uncatalogued and unavailable to researchers. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Morgan)

Crispin 12 is a missal, a service book containing texts for performing the mass, copied in France in the mid 1400s for John III de la Rochefoucauld, bishop of Mende and thirtieth abbot of St. Amant-de-Boixe, in the diocese of Angoulême. De la Rochefoucauld's arms, or a cross gules, supported by two angels, appears in the lower margin of the image below.

This illumination depicting the symbols of the Evangalists, based on John's vision in the Apocolypse--Matthew as Man, Mark as Lion, Luke as Ox, John as Eagle-- along with another full-page illumination of the crucifixion of Christ, comprise a bifolium that was added to the manuscript in the early 1600s.

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The Crispin Collection of exquisite examples of early bookmaking and fine binding was given to Honnold Library by Dr. Egerton Crispin during the 1950s and early 1960s. Nearly fifty Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, including 12th century sermons, 13th century Bibles, 14th and 15th century books of hours, missals, psalters and antiphonals are among the contents of the Crispin Collection.

Denison Library on the Scripps College campus, and the library at the Claremont School of Theology also hold significant collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts. These collections are cataloged definitively in Dutschke and Rouse, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Claremont Libraries (University of California Press, 1986), call number Z 6621 .H5814 1986