Notes from the Archaeology & Anthropology Collection

Oftentimes in collections work, we come across items that surprise us… a long-lost catalog record, a document that answers a burning question, a work of art we did not know we had, … a poisoned arrow? Three poisoned arrows, to be precise.

Notes from the Book Lab

As the newly hired Preservation & Special Collections Librarian, several people have already asked me, “What can you tell us about mold?” and more specifically, “What kinds of mold do you find in libraries?”

The Mosasaurs are coming to Olin!

Professor Ellen Thomas received a grant (thanks in part to the library’s willingness to host the table in a student-centered space) from the Paleontological Society to construct a display-study table for permanent use in the Campbell Room. This table will house our Ward’s cast of the skull of a Mosasaurus hoffmanni Mantell, displayed within the table under a glass cover.