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Joan of Arc Dream Illuminated Manuscript UPDATE

It hasn’t even been a full day, and yet the librarians of tumblr have been to the rescue. 

I put out my query concerning illuminated manuscripts concerning the life of Joan of Arc this morning, which several of you (Hi, Colleen!), were generous enough to circulate. 

AngryChocolateFiend provided me with this clue:

…which led me to this image/blog:

…which led me to this highly specific wikipedia page that I probably should have checked first (I didn’t know it was there!)

…which led me to WorldCat (/siiigh./ I love WorldCat)

…which led me to discover that a portion of the manuscript in question (although not the Joan of Arc Page itself) is actually in the hands of the Newberry Library! How cool is that??

All this to say, you, tumblarians, are the lights of my life. I literally dreamt up a thing, and you helped me find it IN REAL LIFE. 

I’m super pumped to be one of your kind one day soon, but until then, you’re all my favorite superheroes and superheroines 

SOS: Librarian types?

I have a very exciting meeting in a few hours with an art librarian at a major Chicago museum, and I have a lot of questions for her, but what I’m wondering is:

What do you wish people would ask you about working in a library? This is particularly a special collections place, but patron services are never not relevant. We’ve been trying to get this meeting set up since May so I want to use this time as best I can.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

Tumblarians never disappoint.

uispeccoll:

lavinrac:

uispeccoll:

Advertisement in The University Reporter, Iowa State University (Now University of Iowa), Vol 1. No. 3, December 1, 1868.

I don’t mean to nitpick, but UI was the State University of Iowa, not Iowa State University. 

It is only 1868, it was called many things.  I typed it as it was written on the top of the issue.  No wonder people still confuse the two.


THAT IS SO COOL, THANK YOU!
You definitely learn something new every day when you follow libraries and librarians on Tumblr.

uispeccoll:

lavinrac:

uispeccoll:

Advertisement in The University Reporter, Iowa State University (Now University of Iowa), Vol 1. No. 3, December 1, 1868.

I don’t mean to nitpick, but UI was the State University of Iowa, not Iowa State University. 

It is only 1868, it was called many things.  I typed it as it was written on the top of the issue.  No wonder people still confuse the two.

THAT IS SO COOL, THANK YOU!

You definitely learn something new every day when you follow libraries and librarians on Tumblr.

nypl:

NYPL is stylin’! Today the Wall Street Journal examined Work Wear: Office Style at the New York Public Library. We’ve included just a few of our fashion forward folks, who prove that inspiration can be found everywhere at the Library, just look at our staff!