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LIBRARY SHELF: In the Company of Educated Women

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Solomon, Barbara Miller; In the Company of Educated Women: a history of women and higher education in America (1985) ICI Shelf: Trotter First Line: “Education, over the last two hundred years, has profoundly changed the contours of women’s lives in … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Coming of the Fairies

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Dyle, Arthur Conan; The Coming of the Fairies (ca.1922) FIRST LINE: “The series of incidents set forth in this little volume represent either the most elaborate and ingenious hoax every played upon the public, or else they constitute an event … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Letters From High Latitudes

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Lord Dufferin Letters From High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage, in 1856, in the Schooner Yacht “Foam,” to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen (ca.1882) FIRST LINE: “Our start has not been prosperous.” LAST LINE: “Through her white columned halls … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The I Ching or Book of Changes

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Baynes, Cary F. (trans); The I Ching or Book of Changes (1950) ICI Shelf: Cuba First Line: “The first hexagram is made up of six unbroken lines.” Last Line: “The way of the superior man is in the ascendant, the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Trout Fishing in America

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Brautigan, Richard;Trout Fishing in America: a novel (1967) ICI Shelf: LAL First Line: “As a child when did I first hear about trout fishing in America?” Last Line: “P.S. Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonnaise.” ICI History: First … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Razor’s Edge

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Maugham, Somerset W.; The Razor’s Edge (1944) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “I HAVE NEVER BEGUN A NOVEL with more misgiving.” Last Line: “And however superciliously the highbrows carp, we the public in our heart of hearts all like a success story; … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik

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Efros, Israel; Ed.; Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik: Translated From Hebrew (1948) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Hayyim Nahman Bialik appeared when Jewish history began to take a new turn.” Last Line: “Through his free and powerful rhythms, through his … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Hands (DWA, 1996)

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ICI ACCESSION #: ICI 22330 TITLE: (Xeroxed) Hands DESCRIPTION: A predecessor to the ‘Instagram post,’ this instant ‘photo’ created by a xerox machine is able to capture the energy of a group of volunteers for the 1996 Day Without Art, … Continue reading

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We Are All HIV+

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EK ACCESSION #: ICI 22324 TITLE: Diamanda Galas tattoo on hand – We Are All HIV+ DISCUSSION: When her brother died from AIDS in 1986, Diamanda Galas tattooed the knuckles of her left hand with ” We are all HIV+” … Continue reading

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Ephemera Kabinett: Original AIDS Ribbon

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21278 TITLE: Original design for the red ribbon created for AIDS recognition, c. 1991 DISCUSSION: The original red ribbon was created in 1991 to recognize people living with HIV and AIDS along with their caretakers.  It was created by the … Continue reading

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