November 2011


The Wondershow is a terrific Providence project to recreate the magic of an optical-entertainment tradition with a long and interesting tradition. You can find out more at their new blog: (You'll also see some nice images of Special Collections there.) The "About" page is a good place to start for an overview of the project.


Printmakers in Special Collections

An image of students from a RISD printmaking class inspecting Special Collection items in the Updike Room. The class visited on Monday of this week, and the highlight was presentations from two RISD grad students volunteering in Special Collections this semester.


"Write soon"

The Arnold Family Papers, 1861-1904, and the Edwin W. Arnold Correspondence, 1862-1894, two collections now available to researchers at PPL Special Collections, chronicle the lives of the Arnold family, descendants of William Arnold, one of the founders of the city of Providence.


Magician of the Week #14: Jack Miller

Taken from Bob Novak,Lou Tannen Presents Jack Miller's Famous Linking Ring Routine (New York: L. Tannen [©1945] — Percival #861):


Happy Holiday Travels

An item from the World Wars I and II propaganda collection.

See the original post on the Notes for Bibliophiles blog.


Magician of the Week #13: J. Benzais

View the original post and find more at the Notes for Bibliophiles Blog.