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July 21, 2017
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The Day Louie the Lumberjack Visited Special Collections and Archives

It isn’t often we get celebrities in the archives, but we had a special one on Monday July 1th. He came striding in, Ax in hand just like he owned the place!   Louie the Lumberjack came to the Cline Library, … Continue reading

May 16, 2017
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Announcing the 2017 Elizabeth M and PT Reilly Intern – Shannon Sassone

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives is excited to announce Shannon Sassone as the 2017 Elizabeth M and PT Reilly intern. Some of you may remember Shannon as a Cline Library student assistant a few years ago when she was an undergraduate at NAU. … Continue reading

February 9, 2017
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Victor H. Green’s Negro Travelers’ Green Book

Usually when I sit down at the keyboard to add a story to this blog, the story focuses upon a collection, or the status of an exhibit or it is something vaguely humorous (archival humor, that is). What I present … Continue reading

August 30, 2016
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Saying Goodbye to the “Fred Harvey: Branding the Southwest” Exhibit

This time last year, we were sweating the details on completing and putting into place what would turn out to be one of the most influential exhibits ever. “Fred Harvey: Branding the Southwest”  was built out of Cline Library, Special … Continue reading

April 15, 2016
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Archive Ale

…..Perhaps it happened because we began the planning conversation around our current exhibit “Fred Harvey: Branding the Southwest” at Mother Road Brewery. Maybe it was because Michael Marquess of Mother Road Brewery likes using the old historic images from our … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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Archives and Instruction

Happy New Year to all. This past year Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University has embarked on a little experiment involving class instruction and the use of primary source materials. To that end we began partnering with willing … Continue reading

May 17, 2015
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Scholarship in the Archives: Route 66…Navigating the Archives

We have a guest post from an NAU graduate student from the anthropology department, Olivia Charest. What’s a socio-cultural anthropology student doing writing a blog for SCA, you might wonder. Well, here goes. I am a second year graduate student … Continue reading

May 17, 2015
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Congratulations Class of 2015 and Class of 1965

It’s that time of the year when all the hard work and studying is magically transformed into a diploma. Graduation weekend saw nearly 5,000 NAU students graduate beneath a light blanket of rain, snow, and hail. Graduation is also the … Continue reading