Year: 2009

What’s on your menu? Special Collections celebrates the Christmas feast

‘Tis the season of copious consumption of culinary treats. Of the many Christmas titles available in Special Collections, scarcely one of them fails to call attention to the feast. Any one of the 58 different editions of Charles Dickenss Christmas Carol result with Mr. Scrooge exclaiming, “Heres the turkey. Hallo!

DePaul President & US Veteran: Second President, Rev. John J. Martin, C.M.

Bygone DePaul is a series highlighting DePaul’s campus and how it has changed through the years. DePaul second president, Fr. John Martin, had a brief but eventful tenure. His term began in January 1909 and lasted until June 1910. Martin was born in LaSalle, Illinois in 1877, and was ordained

Get ‘Em While They’re Fresh: New Books for October 2009

Last month, PBS aired the newest film by distinguished documentarian Ken Burns, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. This month–we’ve got it! So if Chicago’s cold weather is keeping you indoors, pretend it’s summer and take a cinematic vacation through America’s National Parks. It’s almost been a year since then-Governor