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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

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.

The Cottonian Bindings of Robert Southey

The Cottonian Bindings of Robert Southey (and Company)

A look at the Cottonian bindings in the library of Romantic poet Robert Southey, from one of Booth's student research assistants.

Chinese Scrolls

The Empire, Long Divided, Must Unite; Long United, Must Divide

Among the keep-sakes the Woodstock Jesuits brought back from their work in China are a group of beautifully colorful scrolls. Read about their significance to Chinese history.

Not Just a Pretty Face

Not Just a Pretty Face

Images of women in the collections, and a visual literacy exercise.

The Crucified of El Salvador

The Crucified of El Salvador

On this day in 1989, six Jesuits and their domestic worker and her 16 year old daughter were brutally murdered by American trained Salvardoran soldiers at their residence at the University of Central America (UCA) in the city of San Salvador.