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Kim Philby: An Inquiry into the Spy Case of the Century

Thursday, November 17, 1994

Panel discussion

Wines of the (NY) Times: Backstage with Frank Prial

Monday, November 7, 1994

Frank Prial, columnist and wine critic for the New York Times

Shakespeare: Script and Performance

Monday, October 3, 1994

Michael Collins, Dean of the School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University

Communication: A Key to Georgetown's Future

Saturday, October 1, 1994

Monsignor Andrew Joseph McGowan

Two Millionth Volume Celebration

Wednesday, May 4, 1994

Speaker: Mario Vargas Llosa, Distinguished Writer in Residence, School of Languages and Linguistics, on "The Paradise of Books"

From the Program:

The libraries of Georgetown University trace their foundation to 1796, when for the first time books were marked "for the use of the College." In the following century the stock of the College library was combed to provide nuclei of appropriate volumes for new and separate libraries when the medical and law faculties were established. Today the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, the John Vinton Dahlgren Library, and the Edward Bennet Williams Law Library provide the intellectual resources and access to information demanded by a student population numbering nearly 12,000.

The libraries' two millionth printed item (reproduced above), a broadside printed in New York, appropriately dates from 1789, the year Georgetown University was founded. The broadside announces, with reverberations that linger to our day, the proclamation of the first Thanksgiving Day by a chief executive of the United States of America. Washington's choice of the fourth Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving, recognizing that it "is the Duty of all Nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty GOD, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his Protection and Favor," established not only the date we celebrate today, but the essential link between God's will and the fruits of man's rational government of his own affairs.

The George Washington Thanksgiving broadside is the gift of Mr. Marshall B. Coyne, LHD '90.

Magical Undersea World

Thursday, April 7, 1994

Ruth Petzold

Napoleon on St. Helena: Exile and Death--Or Was It Murder?

Tuesday, March 1, 1994

Honorable Andrew H. Steigman, Assistant Dean and Deputy Director, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Art and Politics of Cartooning

Thursday, October 28, 1993

Eric McAllister Smith, editorial cartoonist and columnist

Medical Concepts and Controversies That Affect Your Health

Thursday, June 3, 1993

Jerry M. Earll, M.D., Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Georgetown University

Russia During and After the Coup

Thursday, February 25, 1993

Paul Quinn-Judge, Washington and formerly Moscow correspondent for the Boston Globe

It's Tough to Be First: John Gilmary Shea and the Writing of American Catholic History

Friday, October 16, 1992

Reverend Gerald A. Fogarty, S.J., University of Virginia

Biography and Its Problems

Tuesday, April 14, 1992

Anthony Cave Brown and Norman Sherry

Civil Service Rebuilding and Preparing for the 21st Century

Tuesday, February 18, 1992

Constance Berry Newman, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management