Seniors, add your thesis to the online archive

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Done with your thesis? Help build the digital thesis tower! Submit your thesis to the online archive.

Visit the etheses website and click on the submission button to start the process.

  • Once you’ve turned in your final thesis, you can upload a PDF to the electronic archive.
  • Participation is voluntary and you have control over who can see it online.
  • Consult with your advisor about your interest in submitting to the electronic archive, especially if your thesis contains ongoing research.

Please direct any questions to: etheses@lists.reed.edu.

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Help Build the Digital Thesis Tower!

Thomas Lamb Eliot Papers: new digital collection!

We are pleased to announce a new RDC collection: the Thomas Lamb Eliot Papers!

T.L. Eliot (1841-1936) was an influential Unitarian minister in Portland, worked in education and jail reform, founded the Art Association and the Humane Society, helped develop the public library, worked for temperance and women’s suffrage, and played a large part in the formation and final founding of Reed College in 1911, serving as a Trustee and major advisor until his retirement in 1925. Eliot Hall was named for T.L. Eliot in 1935.

The digital collection contains scanned versions of correspondence and other documents. View a love letter sent to Eliot by his wife, Henrietta, documents issued by the Missouri Militia relating to civil war era service, and note from Eliot’s life insurance company granting him permission to travel to Oregon.

Please note, this release is only the beginning! We have finished scanning the first four boxes out of a total of 119. We will continue to add newly digitized content to this collection in small batches.

All items in this collection were digitized from the holdings of Reed College Special Collections & Archives. We welcome visitors! View the Special Collections & Archives website for hours, contact, and location information.

All digital collections now migrated to the new Reed Digital Collections!

With the successful migration of the last four collections, the new Reed Digital Collections is now the place to go for digital access to etheses, Artists’ Books, rare books and archival materials, and faculty teaching and research collections. The old system will remain available through January.

The four final collections are:

We want to hear back from you! Do you like the new interface? What could be improved? Let us know by filling out this survey.

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries migrated and become visible in the new system. Gallery migration will be finalized in January 2017.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections. The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

 

Reed Electronic Theses, Wheeler Physics lecture notes, and more available in the new Reed Digital Collections

We’re in the home stretch! Five more collections have migrated to our new Reed Digital Collections (RDC) interface:

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries will migrate and become visible in the new system. At first, you will only see galleries containing images from collections available in the new interface. If a collection is not yet visible in the new interface, you won’t see that collection’s images in your galleries yet. Galleries will appear as soon as the collection is moved over. If the collection is not yet visible, please continue to use galleries in the old interface at http://cdm-workspace.reed.edu//workspace.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections. The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

Reed Archives, Early Writing and Printing, and more available in the new Reed Digital Collections

Join us on our march toward a better digital collections future! Several more collections have migrated to our new system, as of today. Visit the following in the new Reed Digital Collections (RDC) interface:

These collections join our RDC debut collections: the Art & Architecture collection, the library’s collection of Antiquarian Maps, and history professor Doug Fix’s Formosa collection. All remaining collections will be moved during the Fall semester.

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries will migrate and become visible in the new system. At first, you will only see galleries containing images from collections available in the new interface. If a collection is not yet visible in the new interface, you won’t see that collection’s images in your galleries yet. Galleries will appear as soon as the collection is moved over. If the collection is not yet visible, please continue to use galleries in the old interface at http://cdm-workspace.reed.edu//workspace.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections. The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

New interface for Reed Digital Collections (RDC)

Reed Digital Collections (RDC) is getting a new interface! The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

We will be moving to the new system slowly. As of today, the Art & Architecture collection, the library’s collection of Antiquarian Maps, and history professor Doug Fix’s Formosa collection are available in the new interface. All other collections will be moved during the Fall semester.

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries will migrate and become visible in the new system. At first, you will only see galleries containing images from collections available in the new interface. If a collection is not yet visible in the new interface, you won’t see that collection’s images in your galleries yet. Galleries will appear as soon as the collection is moved over. If the collection is not yet visible, please continue to use galleries in the old interface at http://cdm-workspace.reed.edu//workspace.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

New in Reed Digital Collections!

The library is happy to announce two new additions to Reed Digital Collections.

Nicholas Wheeler Physics Lectures

Nicholas Wheeler taught Physics at Reed from 1963 to 2010. Although his writings were never published, 27 volumes of his lecture notes on all the topics he taught were written out in his clear calligraphic script and bound for deposit in the Reed Library. These notes have become something of a cult classic and are still sought out by graduates of his classes. They have now been digitized and are presented in this collection for consultation and access by all.

Early Printing and Writing Collection

The Early Printing and Writing Collection consists of complete letters, documents, and manuscript books from all over Europe and several New World countries. Examples range from the early 15th century into the 20th century, with emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries. From letters to tally books, archeological reports to war statistics, and Inquisition warrants to legal battles, these items are also of great historical interest worthy of scholarly study. They are unique and are only now available for such study.

Help Build the Digital Thesis Tower

Hey seniors – join your comrades in the Reed College Digital Thesis Tower!

Add your thesis to the Reed Senior Theses online archive and help build the digital thesis tower. Submit your thesis after you’ve completed your orals, made last corrections, and sent your thesis for printing. The version should be identical to your final, printed thesis. Participation is completely voluntary and does not replace your printed, bound thesis.

Go to the Electronic Thesis Information Page for details.

For more information or help with the process contact Angie Beiriger, Digital Assets Librarian, or send a message to etheses@lists.reed.edu.


 

 

 

 

Bulgarian Art & Architecture Images from the Collection of Dr. Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov

The Visual Resources departments of Reed College, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech have joined together to create online access to a unique collection of slides from the estate of distinguished Virginia Tech architecture professor Dr. Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov.  The collection comprises a remarkable selection of 19th and 20th Century Bulgarian art as well as a sampling of Soviet avant-garde architecture.

A selection of 550 images is now available to the Reed community via the Art & Architecture database as part of Reed Digital Collections.  Click HERE to access the images.

"The Goatherd" by Vladimir Dimitrov-Maistora

The art collection introduces the work of Bulgaria’s most prominent painters and sculptors, from the Surrealist experiments of Georges Papazoff to the relatively traditional landscapes of Nikola Tanev. This capsule history of Bulgarian art shows the progression towards the creation of a unique national style, a project of increasingly political importance as Bulgaria sought at various points throughout its history to establish its independence from mightier powers. The official political life of Bulgaria is represented by a series of monuments to various events throughout Bulgaria’s history, from the mythological past through the Tsarist period into the Soviet era, while the unofficial political atmosphere is documented in avant-garde prints and magazines and the political cartoons of Alexander Zhendov, which provide acerbic commentary on the state of early Soviet Bulgaria through the end of the second world war. This historical information is deftly conveyed by the careful selection of artists from different periods in Bulgaria’s turbulent history and the collection as a whole shows the role of art in the development of a Bulgarian national identity.

The architecture portion of the collection focuses on the activities of architects and sculptors affiliated with VKhUTEMAS, later VKhUTEIN, Moscow’s primary art school during the early Soviet period, 1921-1930, notable for its role in bringing Constructivism to prominence. The faculty of VKhUTEMAS—Tatlin, Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Lyubov’ Popova, and others—are for the most part well known to a Western audience, but their students, many of whom went on to become prolific artists and architects in their own right, are largely unknown. This collection contains numerous examples of these students’ early work, demonstrating the remarkable range and flexibility of the VKhUTEMAS curriculum. These projects cover everything from abstract meditations on volume within space to highly detailed renderings of factories and residential complexes. Although many of these works remain firmly rooted in the realities of Russia at the time, some offer projections of a utopian Soviet future in which man will have overcome his base animal origins and cities will hover above the earth’s surface, moored to colossal airships.

Dr. Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov was a native of Varna, Bulgaria.  Bliznakov received her master’s in architecture from the State Polytechnic of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1951 and spent the next two decades practicing architecture in Bulgaria, France, and the United States, where she immigrated to in 1961.  She received her Ph.D. in architecture from Columbia University in 1971 and started her academic career at University of Texas.  In 1974 she moved to Virginia Tech and founded the International Archive of Women in Architecture, which documents the history of women’s contributions to the built environment. It continues to collect and archive the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, as well as the records of women’s architectural organizations.  Bliznakov received many honors and awards throughout her academic career, including two Fulbright Hays Fellowships, two International Research and Exchange Grants, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

Online access to Dr. Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov’s collection would not have been possible without the hard work and support of Rose Lewis [‘13] and Dr. Lena M. Lencek.

For more information contact Brooke Sansosti in the Visual Resources Collection bsansost@reed.edu