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It is August and time to say a reluctant goodbye to what has been a glorious summer of flowers, double rainbows, and unbelievably blue skies. But what makes the goodbye to summer somewhat easier is knowing that with the return of autumn also comes the...

The Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library maintains a one-of-a-kind collection serving to deepen understanding and inspire those interested in the arts and creativity. Our collection is a blend of unique objects and rare materials, purchased over many years in support of academic...

"The former owner of this book asked your opinion by letter, copying and sending you a portion of the book from which he believed you would be able to read the remainder, but he at that time refused to send the book itself. To its...

Ostensibly I finished Character Traits in early January of this year, but the question of when a book is finished is difficult to answer, and the answer differs from book to book. Sometimes I feel like I’ve finished a book before I even start printing—so much has...

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” ― Tennessee Williams The Outsider Jon Edgar Webb New Orleans, Lousiana : Loujon Press, 1961-1970 xPS1 O9 (vol 1-5)Jon and Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb were bohemian fugitives living in Cleveland, Ohio with a penchant for...

 Hail! all hail the day, The bright, glorious day, When the banner of Freedom unfurl'd: It was purchased with blood, And the tall standard stood As a beacon of light for the world. Song for the Fourth of July, 1862 Eliza Roxey Snow (1804-1887) Salt Lake City, Utah?, 1862? PS2885 S22 S6 1862Eliza Roxey...

"[Benjamin Franklin] holds deserved preeminence in the long line of distinguished American printers. The leading features of his useful and brilliant career as a statesman and philosopher are so well known that it is unnecessary to dwell upon them here. But it is worthy of...

"Upon that law as on the best of friends; Whence, in a state where men are tempted still To evil for a guard against worse ill, And what in quality or act is best Doth seldom on a right foundation rest, He labours good on good to fix, and owes To...

"To suppose that slavery can long continue in this country, when other nations shall have freed themselves from the foulest stain which ever polluted humanity, is to contemplate a period when the United States will become a nuisance upon earth, and an object of derision...