September 19, 2014
Arrrrrr...200 followers!

uwmarchives:

What happens when it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we reach 200 followers? Our first gif, of course!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to share our very first attempt at making a gif! (We’re hoping to learn how to do this in Photoshop. Soon.) The images we used come…

Welcome to the Gif making club!



September 17, 2014
smithsonianlibraries:

About a year ago, we posted a gif of hover whales. This, however, was our original creation—at the time too big for Tumblr but now able to be posted.
from Suggestions to the keepers of the U.S. life-saving stations, light-houses, and light-ships; and to other observers, relative to the best means of collecting and preserving specimens of whales and porpoises. By Frederick W. True.

smithsonianlibraries:

About a year ago, we posted a gif of hover whales. This, however, was our original creation—at the time too big for Tumblr but now able to be posted.

from Suggestions to the keepers of the U.S. life-saving stations, light-houses, and light-ships; and to other observers, relative to the best means of collecting and preserving specimens of whales and porpoises. By Frederick W. True.



September 15, 2014

uispeccoll:

It’s Miniature Monday, folks!

Today we have eight volumes from Miniature Dictionary Publisher’s, Inc., published circa 1925.  The firm was operated by the Minkus brothers in New York City, and frequently published miniature volumes of well-known works and dictionaries.  These books were often used to advertise businesses like banks, hotels and department stores; the business in question would have its named stamped on the back of each volume it sold.  None of these copies are stamped; but the leather wallet binding and gilt-stamped titles as well as the pink-edged text blocks are characteristic of MDP Inc.  Another charming thing about these books are their bookplates—I have never seen a miniature bookplate before!  These books have a wonderful feel to them—their chunky shape and soft leather bindings make them seem almost edible!  Stop by and see them before I eat them today!

Various Authors. The Little Webster, Love and Other Stories (2 ediitons), The Arabian Nights Entertainments, The Golden Treasury of English Songs, Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, Hamlet and Macbeth.  New York: Miniature Dictionary Publisher’s, Inc. 1925.  Charlotte Smith Miniatures Collection, Uncatalogued.  Gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Paula B. Deems

Information on the volumes gathered from: Edison, Julian I.. Miniature Book News #90: 1996 September.  St. Louis, Missouri.  UNT Digital Library.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts here

-Laura H. 

(via thedigitallibrarian)



September 15, 2014
shsusportscoll:

1979 Bearkat Men’s Basketball in the University Coliseum.

shsusportscoll:

1979 Bearkat Men’s Basketball in the University Coliseum.



September 12, 2014
shsusportscoll:

1972 Bearkat Football.

Gearing up for SHSU vs Colorado State-Pueblo this weekend! Eat ‘Em Up Kats!

shsusportscoll:

1972 Bearkat Football.

Gearing up for SHSU vs Colorado State-Pueblo this weekend! Eat ‘Em Up Kats!



September 11, 2014
Evolution of a John W. Thomason drawing
John W. Thomason, as any good artist would do, would constantly draw and draft illustrations for his books. This Gif takes some of these drafts and shows you a Thomason drawing as the artist goes through the process.
Enjoy!
See other John W. Thomason Gifs and post: here
See the whole (non-gif) collection at : John W. Thomason drawings

Evolution of a John W. Thomason drawing

John W. Thomason, as any good artist would do, would constantly draw and draft illustrations for his books. This Gif takes some of these drafts and shows you a Thomason drawing as the artist goes through the process.

Enjoy!

See other John W. Thomason Gifs and post: here

See the whole (non-gif) collection at : John W. Thomason drawings



September 9, 2014
shsusportscoll:

SHSU Baseball, 1980

Can you wear a jacket while running the bases?

shsusportscoll:

SHSU Baseball, 1980

Can you wear a jacket while running the bases?



September 8, 2014
Botanical Display at Newton Gresham Library

Botanical Display at Newton Gresham Library by Laurie Grawl

Guest Column by Laurie Grawl

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Botanical Display by Laurie Grawl

I have always found there are events in life that can lead us into interesting opportunities, and this is one of those experiences. As a student majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Art History I grabbed onto this research idea of studying the historically significant trees and flowering plants on the Sam Houston State campus and…

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September 5, 2014
Are you ready for some football Bearkat Nation? This could be the biggest David and Goliath fight since Community aired opposite the Big Bang Theory on Thursdays. EatEmUpKats!

Are you ready for some football Bearkat Nation? This could be the biggest David and Goliath fight since Community aired opposite the Big Bang Theory on Thursdays. EatEmUpKats!



September 5, 2014
The Mystery of Popeye and Pert
While looking through the 1937 Alcalde, my student worker found this wonderful picture of the these two animals named Popeye and Pert sharing a moment on Prichett Field. The thing is no one in the archives has heard of these animals before not even our university archivist. They do not appear in any other Alcaldes before or after that we have seen. We think they might be unofficial mascots for the Yell Team. By 1937, our mascot was the Bearkat,  but we did not have a physical mascot. Could Popeye and Pert have been temporary mascots? Everybody loves dogs and monkeys.
If you know more about Popeye and Pert. we would love to hear from you.

The Mystery of Popeye and Pert

While looking through the 1937 Alcalde, my student worker found this wonderful picture of the these two animals named Popeye and Pert sharing a moment on Prichett Field. The thing is no one in the archives has heard of these animals before not even our university archivist. They do not appear in any other Alcaldes before or after that we have seen. We think they might be unofficial mascots for the Yell Team. By 1937, our mascot was the Bearkat,  but we did not have a physical mascot. Could Popeye and Pert have been temporary mascots? Everybody loves dogs and monkeys.

If you know more about Popeye and Pert. we would love to hear from you.

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