“An extraordinary volume that provides nothing less than a detailed cognitive mapping of the terrain for everyone who wants to engage in radical politics.”—Slavoj Žižek, author of Living in the End Times
“Keywords for Radicals recognizes that language is both a weapon and terrain of struggle, and that all of us committed to changing our social and material reality, to making a world justice-rich and oppression-free, cannot drop words such as ‘democracy,’ ‘occupation,’ ‘colonialism,’ ‘race,’ ‘sovereignty,’ or ‘love’ without a fight. —Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
“A primer for a new era of political protest.” —Jack Halberstam, author
of Female Masculinity
An update to the landmark 1976 Keywords by Raymond Williams, Keywords for Radicals explores the words that shape our current political landscape.
We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: digitized issues of The Quest newspaper, beginning with the first issue in 1913. The collection is open to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.
Check out a sampler of Quest mastheads below to get you started!
In honor of National Coming Out Day (Wednesday, October 11, 2017), we want to highlight a recent acquisition in the Library, the Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. This contemporary three volume, 1396 page, encyclopedia is available online. The encyclopedia explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic. Includes bibliographical references and index. Check it out today!
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.
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.
The Digital Loeb Classical Library is now available online for the Reed community. This important archive complements the library’s print offering of classical Greek and Latin texts.
Key features include:
• Single- and dual-language reading modes
• Sophisticated Bookmarking and Annotation features
• Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
• Greek keyboard
• User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
• Intuitive Search and Browse
Some of the site’s most useful tools are features of “My Loebs,” the personal accounts available to all authorized users. You can create your own account (via the “Sign up” link at the top of each page on the site) so as to utilize the digital Loeb Classical Library’s full capabilities.
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.
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.
The new Library System is coming on December 23, 2013. Learn about the new system at an info session, open to all members of the Reed community. If you are unable to make it to one of the sessions, talk to a librarian about the new interface. Refreshments will be served at all sessions.
The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) is an initiative to
digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely
available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database.
The initial phase of the program will concentrate on newspapers
published between 1860 and 1922, with a goal of approximately 150,000
pages freely available online in the first two years (2009-2011).
The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online recently added Russian and Chinese to its French, Italian, Spanish, and German languages. You now have access to over 4 million words, translations and phrases in six languages. Native speaker audio pronunciation has also been added.