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Woodstock College Pamphlets on Women Religious and Female Saints

These pamphlets from Woodstock Theological Library provide important narratives about the lives of women who are not well-known or perhaps overlooked altogether. They also provide the context in which women religious and female saints were depicted by Catholic authors and small Catholic presses. We know that the Jesuits of the Maryland Province were interested in the study and understanding of these women because these pamphlets were part of their collection, originally held at Woodstock College between 1869 and 1974.

Image: Detail from "Saint Rita (pleader for the hopeless)" from Woodstock College Pamphlets on Women Religious and Female Saints

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Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute

The Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) brings together Georgetown faculty and staff each year to participate in numerous sessions, keynotes, social hours, lunch presentations, and multi-day workshops on topics related to teaching and learning, including (but not limited to) innovative pedagogy, technology enhanced-learning strategies, teaching to the whole person, and the intersections of diversity, inclusion, teaching, and learning.

This collection contains filmed workshop sessions and keynote addresses that were produced and made available to Georgetown faculty, staff, and students.

Image: Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) 2019

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Edward Hermon Papers

The Edward Hermon papers provide a wealth of detail about British society in the second half of the nineteenth century, and are of great value to any historian of British architecture, game sports, and psychiatry. Edward Hermon (1821?-1881) was an entrepreneur in the cotton industry of Lancashire, and served as the managing partner of Horrocks, Miller & Company. Hermon became the conservative M.P. for Preston (1868-1881) as well as an eminent art collector, sportsman, philanthropist, and builder. His papers, dating between 1864 and 1867, cover a variety of topics, but for the most part deal with the building of Wyfold Court, his hunting preserves in Scotland, the division of the Hermon estate, and the mental health of his wife, Emily Hermon.

Correspondence for the years 1872 to 1876 concerns the construction of Hermon's country house, Wyfold Court. This mansion is still unique today for its size, style, and construction. Hermon also had an abiding interest in game sports, and there is considerable material about the game preserves in Scotland, including a series of sketches, expenditure statements, and maps. Edward Hermon died in May 1881, and his death and the distribution of his property is are the main subjects of the letters after that date. The correspondence regarding Hermon's wife Emily, is of unique value for the study of Victorian psychiatric practices. Mrs. Hermon developed a serious mental condition, most likely due to lead poisoning, that required her to be institutionalized in 1869. The correspondence includes medical reports of her condition and letters from concerned family and friends, both before and after Edward Hermon's death.

Image: Detail from "Correspondence 1872" from Edward Hermon Papers

About DigitalGeorgetown

DigitalGeorgetown is a repository service offered and administered by the Georgetown University Library that provides access to scholarly content and unique digital resources. In production since 2009, the repository includes over 500,000 unique digital objects across more than 100 collections, and serves as a central place where Georgetown faculty, researchers, students, staff members, and librarians entrust the stewardship of their scholarship and other digital content. With an emphasis on curation and preservation, DigitalGeorgetown furthers the Library’s mission to shape the creation of knowledge, conserve culture for posterity, and transform learning and research. DigitalGeorgetown is powered by DSpace open source repository software.

There are many benefits to depositing works in DigitalGeorgetown, including:

  • Stable and continual open access to works through redundant storage infrastructure and persistent URLs
  • Visibility and exposure of content through Google Scholar, HoyaSearch, and other search engines and databases
  • Long-term preservation and archiving of collections, data sets, and scholarly works that ensures the authenticity of digital content
  • A suite of tools and features that displays a multitude of content types, including articles, books, journals, photographs, films, and audio files
  • Options for embargo and public access controls and support for intellectual property rights

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