Year: 2016

Special Collections Cooking – Part 2: Gooseberry Fool

In the first entry in the Special Collections Cooking series, we dove into early American recipe resources in DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives, highlighting the British basis for cookbooks used during the Revolutionary and post-war periods. We saw how eighteenth century recipe books developed from more medicinal European recipe guides

Special Collections and Archives at the SSDP Midwest Regional Conference

DePaul Special Collections and Archives recently participated in the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Midwest Regional Conference.  On Saturday, October 22, Archives Assistant, Derek Potts, led breakout sessions in The John T. Richardson Library with materials from the Anthony Rayson zine collection.  Eighteen students at the conference perused zines

Special Collections Cooking – Part 1: Early American Cookbooks

Cookbooks offer a unique opportunity to engage with the historic record through performance, allowing the reader to experiment in the kitchen using the print materials available to the original audience. Reinterpreting historic recipes can be an opportunity to investigate issues of economics, material culture, class, gender, and lifestyles of their

St. Vincent’s Reading List LXVII: Louis XIII and the Siege of La Rochelle

Histoire de la Rebellion des Rochelois, et de Leur Reduction à l’Obeyssance du Roy, by Abel de Sainte-Marthe and translated by Jean Baudoin. Paris: chez Jacques Villery, 1629. A digitized version of this text can be viewed here.   During 1627-1628 the French Crown, under Louis XIII, laid siege to

Chicago Collections Edit-a-Thon Announcement

Wikipedia in the Library and the Classroom

Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) is not only about promoting use of open access resources, but also about making them better. Earlier this year, DePaul Library staff took part in the #1Lib1Ref project, and earlier this month our staff came together with community members to contribute to

Halloween Open House in Special Collections and Archives

From exorcism manuals to spooky Victorian parlor games, the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives is full of Halloween surprises. This Friday, October 28, stop by room 314 of John T. Richardson Library between 11:30am and 2:00pm to enjoy tricks and treats from DePaul’s collection of rare books. Items available