Library Leaks

"Women of the Blues": Musical Tribute/Presentation

The Department of Archives & Special Collections is pleased to host another exciting public event next week!

On Tuesday, February 21st at 2pm musician and UM Ph.D. student Alicia Marie Venchuk will present, "Women of the Blues: A Tribute to Memphis Minnie and Beverly "Guitar" Watkins. Part musical tribute and part educational lecture, this presentation pays tribute to the lives, lyrics, songs and accomplishments of two prolific and revolutionary women blues guitarists.

Antique Valentines in Special Collections

Although many early religious and cultural traditions combined to create our modern Valentine's Day, the practice of creating and exchanging cards did not develop in Europe until the 18th century. Historians cite 1797 as the year when England published its first card dedicated to the holiday. Early American hand-made cards began appearing soon after, and by the early 19th century mass production techniques printed cards in greater quantities, further encouraging the popularity of the holiday.

Archives Lecture This Week--Shape-Note Singing Traditions in MS

The Department of Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce UM Professor Emeritus Dr. Warren Steel's lecture "The History of Shape-Note Singing Traditions in Mississippi." The event will take place in the JD Williams Library's Department of Archives & Special Collections at noon this Thursday (Feb. 9th) and is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Greg Johnson, gj1@olemiss.edu or call 662.915.7408.

Shape Note Singing in Mississippi

What: The History of Shape-Note Singing Traditions in Mississippi

Speaker: Dr. Warren Steel

When: Thursday, February 9th at noon

Where: Archives and Special Collections, Faulkner Room

University of Mississippi Examinations in 1871

Dr. Frederick Robert Bernard attended the University of Mississippi in the 1870s. He was born in 1850 in Providence, LA (later changed to Lake Providence). He was the son of Dr. Samuel Pennock Bernard and Sarah Gilmore McCay. Samuel Pennock Bernard attended medical school at Heidelberg in Germany. During the Civil War, Frederick Robert Bernard went to stay with family in West Chester, PA. While a student at the University of Mississippi, Frederick Robert Bernard was active in college life, a member of the Hermean Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and other organizations.

Special Collections Blues Lecture- Friday Feb. 3rd at noon

On Friday, February 3, 2017 at noon in UM's Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor, JD Williams Library) Martín Sassone and Gabriel Grätzer will discuss the fascinating story of how the blues came to Argentina in the late 1930s and influenced major musical developments in the country.

Scholary Conversations

In the long, long ago past, students used to page through physical copies of journals to learn about conversations scholars were having in their major. Enter BrowZine. BrowZine displays academic journals online and is really easy to use...

Renowned Pianist, Lili Kraus, 1973 University of Mississippi Performance

On January 25, 1973 world-renowned pianist, Lili Kraus, performed in the University of Mississippi's Fulton Chapel before students, faculty, and the community. An international prodigy, Kraus was born in Budapest in 1903. Her musical tutelage began at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where she received its highest degree and at age seventeen she entered the Budapest Conservatory. She studied with numerous well-known classical musicians during her formative years and soon became a specialist in the works of Mozart and Beethoven.

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