- Libraries & Spaces
On Thursday, March 5, the University is closed due to inclement weather. The Lauinger Library building is open on its regular schedule. The Lauinger Circulation Desk, Gelardin New Media Center and Woodstock Theological Library are open with limited staffing. The Blommer Science Library is closed.
Sir William Johnson: Major General of the British forces in America, 1756, by Charles Spooner (ca. 1720-1767).
This rare 18th-century mezzotint engraving was conserved in 2009. The engraving was formerly owned by the Riggs family, a member of which, E. Francis Riggs (1851-1910), donated the funds for the construction of Riggs Memorial Library in Healy Hall. Sir William Johnson was a distant relative of E. Francis Riggs’ mother. Conservation of the engraving included: surface cleaning; separating the engraving from its acidic backing and treating aqueously to reduce acidity; reducing staining and discoloration; mending tears and breaks with Japanese paper; filling in paper losses with matching western paper; and retouching areas of loss with Winsor and Newton watercolors.