From May 17th through June 5th our main office space and reading room will be getting a new coat of paint and new carpet. Due to the construction the normal entrance into Archival Services will be closed. Please use the LL10a entrance, the next door to the left.
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our main office number will remain the same 330-972-7670, though individual staff extensions will not be available.
3,354 records were loaded for the Classical Music Library collection on 5/14/2013. Records loaded include the original CML set and supplements 1-5, and 7. Supplements 6, 8-9 will be loaded once they become available for download. Link to example CML record: http://library.uakron.edu/record=b4494270
We’re giving our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) User Interface a new coat of paint. It will be unavailable Tuesday May 14th and Wednesday May 15th. Please email Theresa Boware at email@example.com for assistance during this time.
1915 Tree Day at Buchtel College, University Photographs, Archival Services, University Libraries, The University of Akron.
Tree Day was established in 1902 by Buchtel College President Augustus B. Church. On May 12th 1902 classes were cancelled and everyone met at Crouse Gymnasium at 11:00 a.m. for an address delivered by Professor R.G. Moulton of the University of Chicago. At 1:25 p.m. the student body assembled at Buchtel Hall and paraded to Buchtel Academy where each class planted a tree and took turns presenting stunts, skits, songs and poems. To read about that event here are the April 24 1902 and the May 22 1902 Buchtelite articles that describes the event. Tree Day became an annual event with the crowning of the May Queen replacing the tree planting. Eventually Tree Day became May Day which in turn evolved into the current Springfest.
University History Books available that may be of interest :
Summit’s Glory: Sketches of Buchtel College and the University of Akron by George W. Knepper
LD51.A62 K62 1990
New Lamps for Old: One Hundred Years of Urban Higher Education at The University of Akron. A centennial publication by George W. Knepper LD51.A62 K6
Fifty Years of Buchtel (1870-1920) Alumni Association Akron, Ohio: Buchtel College Alumni Association, LD661 .B52 1922
The First Hundred Years are the Hardest: the Story of the University of Akron by Norman P. Auburn LD51.A62 A93
Archival Services also has:
University of Akron photograph collection on-line finding aid available at
The Tel-buch yearbooks 1908-2008
The Buchtelite 1889-present
To learn more about Archival Services visit http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/archives/
Squadron Commanders and guidons 319th Bomb Group in formation to receive Awards. Photograph from the B-26 Marauder Archives, 319th Bombardment Group Reunion Association, Archival Services, University Libraries, The University of Akron
On July 5, 1944, the 319th Bombardment Group along with the squadron commanding officers and the guidon bearers (pictured) stood at attention in a newly bulldozed dirt field in Decimomannu, Sardinia (Italy) before the Commander of the 12th Army Air Force, Major General John K. Cannon, to receive two Distinguished Unit Citations. The citations were awarded for successful rail yard raids in Rome and Florence during “Operation Strangle” in an attempt to disrupt German supply lines. The B-26 Marauder bombings were performed under heavy enemy fire and hazardous weather conditions while remaining highly accurate. For a brief history of the 319th Bomb Group in World War II: http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/archives/collections/finding-aids/b26/bombgroup-detail.dot?id=1396330
This photograph is one of thousands from the newly completed collection housed in the B-26 Marauder Archives at The University of Akron, Archival Services. The 319th Bombardment Group was the only United States Army Air Force bomb group to fly in all three World War II theaters: the Mediterranean, European, and Pacific. The records of those who flew in the war along with those of the 319th Bombardment Group Reunion Association that was formed in 1974 can be found in the finding aid here:
Other B-26 Marauder Archives Available On-line:
For more information contact Archival Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is at least a partial list of the brainstorming meetings for AY 2013-2014 action planning. If you cannot attend your department’s meeting or would like to participate in one of the following, please feel free. It may be best to contact the organizer so that he or she can plan accordingly:
Science & Technology Library – May 9, 2:00 pm, ASEC 25 (Jo Ann Calzonetti)
Research & Learning Services – May 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Bierce 154 (Joe Salem)
Dean’s Office – May 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Bierce 161 A (Joe Williams)
Archival Services – May 10, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Polsky LL10 (Vic Fleischer)
Marketing Team – May 13, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Bierce 161 (Stephanie Dawson-Everett)
Access Services – May 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bierce 274 (Charles Fisher)
Collection Standards Committee – May 16, 2:00 pm, Wayne College (Jo Ann Calzonetti)
Access Services Standards Committee – May 17, 2:00 – 3:30, Bierce 375 (Shelle Davis)
The powerpoint from the presentation on library spaces @ the OhioLINK USC meeting on 4/26/2013 is available online: http://www.slideshare.net/LynnLenart/april26. The Bierce Learning Commons was featured as well as photos of renovations and spaces at Ohio State, Oberlin, Kent State, Wittenburg, and Bowling Green.
During final exam week, additional testing space will be available in Bierce Library 279 for testing regularly done in Schrank Hall North 152. Please visit the Computer Based Assessment & Evaluation website for testing hours and additional information
The files referenced at today’s strategic planning presentation can be found on the Strategic Planning Documents SharePoint.