Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Denison University Digital War Memorial

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 As part of their ongoing digitization efforts to facilitate access to its material by researchers, family historians, and students, Denison University Archives & Special Collections began in 2018 creating a digital war memorial in order to recognize Denison students who died in WWII.

After the digitization process started, it was decided to expand the project to include the university’s relationship to different military conflicts, including the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.

The items found in the Denison University Digital War Memorial Exhibit is not exhaustive of the items held by Denison on these topics. If you wish to find out more information about any topics or items in this exhibit, please reach out to the University Archives and Special Collections at archives@denison.edu.

Exhibit proposed and created by Kristen Pantle, Digital Resources Specialist.

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Medieval Manuscripts

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In 2016, the University Archives & Special Collections digitized many of our medieval, handwritten pages that had been separated from their books. In cooperation with another Denison digital collection restoring Otto Ege manuscripts, we present this collection of 72 medieval manuscript leaves for you to browse.  

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Richard Mahard in World War II

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This exhibit is the final product of a 2018 summer research project undertaken by Ben Bowers class of 2020. Ben is a Geoscience major with a Narrative Journalism concentration who was given the perfect opportunity to combine these two interests. After combing through boxes upon boxes in the attic of Olin Science Hall and researching at the Univeristy Archives and the Granville Historical Society, Ben pieced together a rather unique set of circumstances.

Picture this, it's early 1945. World War II is still raging in Europe and the Pacific. The draft boards are scrambling to find more men to enlist. Among them, a young Denison professor named Richard Mahard has his number called and must report to serve his country. For the next 14 months, Mahard will travel in excess of 20,000 miles, write hundreds of letters home, and get an inside look at Army life in the closing months of the war as well as the beginning of post-war life.

The intent of this exhibit is to bring to light this diversion in Prof. Mahard's otherwise nearly continual employment by Denison University for 40 years. Through his words, the story of a young Geology professor's journey of a lifetime may be experienced by all through this exhibit.


- Exhibit created by Ben Bowers, '20

The Artist's Book Collection

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The Denison Library Archives & Special Collections has an extensive and growing collection of Artist's Books. Here, you can search through this collection by the academic division that these were divided into.

Understanding and defining Artist's Books is not an easy task. Weeding out the non-Artist's Books relied on being able to define what exactly an Artist's Book is. Under The "Helpful Links!" page you'll find the videos and websites that were used in the creation of this exhibit.

 

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