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Pocket watch of alumnus Andrew F. Gaffey, C'25, circa 1922, University Art Collection

Blog Posts from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections

Seasonal Recipes and Remedies

Seasonal Recipes and Remedies

November 1, 2019

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”-- Hippocrates

The Woodstock World Series

The Woodstock World Series

Jesuits in the World Series? That's right, read about how the Jesuits of Woodstock celebrated their own World Series from 1890-1948.

Halloween Manuscripts

Halloween Manuscripts

October 7, 2019

Here are some spooky manuscripts to get you in the spirit of Halloween this season!

And you thought the Library was boring!

Gerard Mannion

Gerard Mannion

The Woodstock Theological Library lost a great friend this last Saturday. In honor of Gerard Mannion, we are reposting an entry he kindly wrote for us two years ago. 

Photographs of John Glenn

Photographs of John Glenn

John Glenn (1921-2016), a trailblazing astronaut, was the first American to orbit the Earth. We pulled a few photographs from our collections.

19th-Century Women's Scrapbooks

Nineteenth-Century Women's Scrapbooks from Special Collections

In 19th-century England, scrapbooking was a popular pastime for women of means.

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

On April 11th, Lauinger library will be hosting the author, George Saunders, who will give the Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture on the intersection of Catho

Women Champion Peace and Justice

Women Champion Peace and Justice Through Nonviolence

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2019, you are invited to view a new online exhibition honoring women who have led efforts to end violence and social injustice through peaceful mean

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

In honor of the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, we're republishing a blog by Amy Phillips. 

Esther Neira de Calvo: Women's Rights Advocate

Esther Neira de Calvo: Women's Rights Advocate

Esther Neira de Calvo (1890-1978) was a prominent Panamanian educator, women’s rights advocate, politician, and diplomat.