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Celebrating the Stewart gift of 1749 Map of London
UC Libraries hosted a special reception in the Archives and Rare Books Library on April 22 to celebrate the installation of one of the most extraordinary urban maps in the Western world. For more information on the map and the reception, see the story on ARB Library's Blog.
Access to City Engineer-Rapid Transit Collection
We have received an LSTA Grant through the State Library of Ohio to digitize 8000 prints and negatives of the Cincinnati subway project and street improvements from the 1920s to the 1950s. This project begins on October 1, 2012 and will conclude on September 30, 2013, in addition to a brief period of time after that to make the images fully available on the web. Therefore, the City Engineer-Rapid Transit holdings will not be available for research during this grant project. We apologize for this non-access, but we know that researchers will be thrilled when these wonderful images are freely available online. For more information about the grant and the collection, please see this press release, or contact us at 513.556.1959.
The 53 monthly cards donated by Gaylord Oscar Shepherd Jr. to the Archives & Rare Books Library have all been digitized and are viewable in this web exhibit.
Nelson Hoffman’s postcards, ephemera, and research all offer a unique view into Cincinnati’s past.
We have digitized Cincinnati maps dating 1802-1929 and have made them available for research.
SimplyMap added to Urban Studies Resources
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Access it from our Urban Studies Resources page under "General Resources."
Coming soon in exhibits:
The Man of the Hour: William Howard Taft and the Presidential Election of 1908.
In the meantime, enjoy the 1908 campaign song, performed by CCM graduate students Albert Mühlböck and Brendan Emig, and recorded by CCM Associate Professor of Electonic Media Thomas Haines.