Summer Exhibits in Special Collections – Check them out!

There’s a new spotlight exhibit in Special Collections!

Come see Marsha Stevenson’s exhibit that features dancing skeletons and a Forbes billionaire—the handiwork of French book artist Didier Mutel. “The Forbes Simulachres: The ‘Dance of Death’ Reimagined will be on display July and August.

Also on display through mid-August are:

“In a Civilized Nation: Newspapers, Magazines and the Print Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Peru,” curated by Erika Hosselkus and “Chaste, Choice and Chatty: Irish‑American Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century,” curated by Aedin Clements.

Drop in MondayFriday8:30-5:00.

Reflections from a Brother Librarian as we prepare to Celebrate the 4th of July, 2018

While traveling to New Orleans recently for the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, I took along Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest action packed novel Bad Men and Wicked Women (2018).  Dickey and Walter Mosely are my two favorite authors and typically when I begin reading their work, it is hard to put their book down.  Same with this latest work.
  While nearing the end of the book, Chapter 37 gave me pause as the character, Rachel Redman prepares to sing The Star Spangled Banner at a basketball game.  Being an activist in her own right, she looked for a new way to reflect this other than kneeling or raising her fist.
  She “…started off smooth and sexy like Marvin Gaye’s classic version of the song…And then sang the third verse…”     Did you know there are actually four (4) verses this this anthem written by Francis Scott Key during the battle for Fr. Henry during the American Revolution, as a poem and set to a tune called “Anacreon in Heaven”, then officially arranged by John Philip Souza?
   In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star Spangled Banner” as the national anthem and in 1931 the US Congress confirmed this.  Since then, the tune has kicked off ceremonies at major events and sporting activities to promote patriotism.
  On this 4th of July week, with the controversy over how to respond to the Anthem at public events still fresh on our minds, I invite you to go online and read all four stanzas yourself and respond as your heart dictates.  I made my choice long ago, when I returned to our shores from my tour in Vietnam.
  Enjoy your holiday. I will be attending the 47th African International Arts Festival in Brooklyn. It begins today and runs through Wednesday, July 4th.
Peace, Blessings and Good Vibrations…

Exhibit: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, at the New-York Historical Society – Post from Art Library Deco kYmberly Keeton

From The New-York Historical Society:

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Unidentified artist, Dred Scott, after 1857, Oil on canvas, New-York Historical Society

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

Major funding for the new galleries was provided by the New York City Council, with support from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Council Member Daniel Dromm, and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.

Lead support for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, and Agnes Gund.

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.

Exhibit On View: September 07, 2018 – March 03, 2019

Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024


Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm

Friday – 10am-8pm

Sunday – 11am-5pm

kYmizsofly | June 30, 201

Hesburgh Libraries: Article Quick Search Tool No Longer Available

Good Afternoon Africana Studies Faculty & Students:

As of the end of June-2018, the Hesburgh Libraries  subscription to Metalib, the Ex Libris software that powers the Article Quicksearch, will end. We will remove the remaining links to Quicksearch from the website, and we’ll be in touch with the owners of LibGuides who have links to Quicksearch on them.

Usage of Quicksearch, and vendor support for Metalib, has been declining steadily over the past five years, and we decided to move resources from Metalib to other priorities. All of the indexes and databases that could be searched from Quicksearch are still available, however, so we have not lost access to any content, and links to Quicksearch will redirect to a page with information about alternatives (, in case patrons have it bookmarked.

If you have any questions and or concerns, please feel to contact my Librarian Colleague, Lauren Ajamie, Electronic Resources Librarian,

Happy Summer! –Leslie L. Morgan, Africana Studies Librarian

Hesburgh Libraries Newest Resources (As of June 19, 2018)


Resource Name:   Race Relations in America

Permanent  URL

Description: “Record of speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by Fisk University’s Race Relations Department from 1943-1970. Serves as a document of the civil rights fight during those crucial years, with concentrations on desegregation, migration of African Americans from the rural South to urban centers, the role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement, race riots and tensions, and the activities of the Civil Rights movement. Includes photographs, posters, scrapbooks, audio recordings of speeches, biographies, an interactive map, teacher’s guide, etcetera.”

Resource Name:  Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980

Permanent URL

Description: “Makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.”












Call for Proposals: 2nd Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference September 13-15, 2018 West Virginia Wesleyan College

The 2018 Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference invites scholarly papers and
presentations on any aspect of Pearl S. Buck’s life, literature, career, and
legacy.  This includes Buck’s influence on literary, cultural, and political
affairs.  We are particularly interested in papers and presentations that
emphasize Buck’s work on women’s rights and social justice, both in the U.S.
and globally, as well as papers that reflect or address the global nature of
Buck’s impact and influence.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018, with expedited review upon request
for international submissions.

Proposal Submission information and form:

Conference Homepage:

For questions or more information, please contact Brett Miller at

The Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference is co-sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia University, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and Davis and Elkins College.

Hesburgh Library Collaboration Hub 2nd Floor is Now Open for Users

  • The Collaboration Hub Phase 1 is located in the northwest section of the 2nd Floor of the Hesburgh Library.
  • It serves campus as a space for group collaboration, conversation, and casual study. Quiet study is not guaranteed.
  • The next phase of the Collaboration Hub will open on the Northwest section of the 1st Floor this summer.


  • Group study rooms and areas
  • Classrooms and breakout rooms
  • Video conference rooms
  • Study tables

Please note: Through the end of the current academic year, we will be limiting use of the new classrooms to library-sponsored or co-sponsored programming in order to give us time to finalize move-in and technology in the new spaces. We are working on finishing touches such as room signage and room booking systems, but we wanted to make the space available as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while these operational details are finalized.


Site logistics and construction maps are available online. They indicate areas of the library that are accessible during the course of renovation and alternate traffic routes for users. Learn more at

As always, we apologize for any inconvenience during the renewal of the Hesburgh Library.

Before You Leave Campus: Important NEWS from the Hesubrgh Library – A MUST READ!

June 1: Saint Mary’s and Bethel Libraries will no longer be searchable through OneSearch or the ND Catalog effective June 1, 2018.

Notre Dame Borrowers:

By May 31: Notre Dame patrons must return Saint Mary’s and Bethel materials to the Hesburgh Library, or the home institution, by May 31, 2018 (or earlier if recalled).

  • If materials were borrowed from SMC and Bethel via Interlibrary Loan: ND patrons are allowed a 60 day loan plus 1 renewal.

  • If materials were borrowed from SMC and Bethel in person: ND patrons are allowed a 60 day loan plus 1 renewal.

  • ND patrons cannot recall SMC and Bethel materials.

Saint Mary’s and Bethel Borrowers:

By May 31: Saint Mary’s and Bethel borrowers do not have to return Notre Dame material and may renew online by May 31, 2018 (unless recalled).

  • If materials were borrowed from ND via Interlibrary Loan: SMC and Bethel patrons are allowed a 60 day loan plus 1 renewal.

  • If materials were borrowed from ND in person: SMC and Bethel patrons are allowed a 60 day loan plus 1 renewal.

  • SMC and Bethel patrons cannot recall ND materials.

Reminder: Delivery services with Saint Mary’s College and Bethel College were discontinued as of April 2, 2018.


Please contact Tracey Morton, 


Proquest e-Books Unavailability Notice: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ebook Central Maintenance Notification – Reminder
Dear Valued Customer:

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central and LibCentral will be unavailable for approximately five hours beginning Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Down times around the world:

  • United States (EDT): Saturday, 21 April, 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m.
  • United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 8:00 a.m.
  • Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 22 April, 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 5:00 p.m.
  • Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 22 April, 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 4:00 p.m.
  • China (CST): Sunday, 22 April, 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 p.m.

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New Resource: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

he following resource is now available:

Resource name:  Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Permanent URL:


An essential resource for analyzing Europe’s dynamic Muslim populations. Featuring up-to-date research from more than 40 European countries, this comprehensive reference work summarizes significant activities, trends and developments. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Online is updated annually with the most current information available from surveyed countries.