Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Looking Back, Looking Forward documents the founding of the Women’s Studies program at Denison University. This digital collection contains materials from both Women’s Studies departmental files and from the University Archives. The development of a Women’s Studies program illustrates social change within the academy during a dynamic period in American higher education.

History of Fashion Collection- Denison

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The History of Fashion is a teaching and learning tool that provides access to over 350 garments and accessories from 1830 through the 20th Century. Students in Costume Design and History of Fashion courses will provide additional descriptive information to these items over time.

Denison University Herbarium

Denison University Herbarium aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens in our collection. The earliest specimens in our herbarium date from the mid to late 1800s. The first phase of this project has digitized and cataloged our specimens from the state of Ohio. Our future projects include the digitization of the Cathcart Fern Collection, a large and important work assembled by Wallace H. Cathcart during his travels in Asia in the 1900s. We hope that the digital herbarium is useful to the botanical community and other curious parties.

Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery

Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery. This virtual gallery is a sampling of the upward of 9,000 specimens from the Denison Geosciences Earth materials collection previously only cataloged in a manuscript book (Figure 1.a and b) started by Prof. Clarence L. Herrick (Figure 1.c) in the 1890s. The items in the collection are varied, from representative mineral samples (Figure 1.d – Galena, quartz, rhodochrosite), to rocks from important geologic locations.

Digitization of Exile, Denison University’s magazine of the literary arts

Exile is a student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work in an undergraduate forum. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, their only chance to have an audience. For others, Exile represents the beginning of their writing career. Led by Peter Grandbois, Assistant Professor of English and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian, student digitized past issues of this magazine and created an online platform for current issues.

Denison University Homestead

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In 1977, a group of students and Dr. Bob Alrutz, a biology professor at Denison, began an experiment. Their mission was to create an agriculturally based self-reliant democratic community. The land would serve as the experiment station; and they would test environmentally sound materials, agricultural and living practices. Faculty and students worked together doing research and building. Homesteaders initiated seminar projects with a variety of teachers including Dr. Alrutz and Dr. Paul Bennett. The original founders built three cabins to house twelve students, with the expectation that those cabins would come down and new ones would be built about every three to five years.

Denison Campus Scholarship

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Denison’s campus scholarship consists of scholarly articles, student and faculty journals, student theses, and creative works from the Denison University community. This collection reflects the depth and breadth of intellectual curiosity on campus since 1900.

Denison University Herbarium

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This project aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens collected over nearly 150 years in our collection. The earliest specimens in our herbarium date from the mid to late 1800s. During that time, collecting and pressing plants was a serious hobby for many people, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to preserve their specimens.

Writing Our Story

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Writing Our Story is a digital collection of materials documenting Black student protests at Denison University. This project contains digitized special collection and archival materials to highlight the development of the Black Student Union and Black Studies Center.

Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery

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This virtual gallery is a sampling of specimens from the Denison Geosciences Earth materials collection previously only cataloged in a manuscript book (Figure 1.a and b) started by Prof. Clarence L. Herrick (Figure 1.c) in the 1890s. The items in the collection are varied, from representative mineral samples (Figure 1.d – Galena, quartz, rhodochrosite), to rocks from important geologic locations.