Titanic’s 100th Anniversary – View Original Newspaper Articles

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the cruise ship that has captured the public’s attention for a century. Did you know you can view original newspaper articles from April 1912 using the library’s databases?

Historical New York Times and American’s Historical Newspapers are two databases that give you access to primary source documents regarding the Titanic.  Below are some examples:



Springfield Republican, 04 April 1912



Boston Journal, published as Boston Morning Journal, 06 April, 1912





Special Cable to the New York Times, 10 April, 1912



Special Cable to the New York Times, 11 April, 1912
New York Times, 15 April, 1912

The Web has a wealth of information as well:

http://www.rmstitanic.net/

RMS Titanic, Inc, a subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. serves as the exclusive steward of RMS Titanic which tragically sank on April 15, 1912.  The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational , historical, scientific and conservation based programs.

http://www.history.com/topics/titanic

Videos, photos and articles of the fated cruise ship.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/titanic-rescue-photos-13724147

A collection of photos taken by Titanic survivors.

Original Titanic video footage
Titanic survivor recounts her experience
Video of wreck expedition (2004)

Celebrate National Library Week – Contests & Prizes!

Congrats to our winners!

The following won a $5 gift certificate to Jazzman’s Cafe for providing the correct answer (and the source of that answer) to our daily library trivia contest on our Facebook Page:

  • –Katharine Gonsalves ’13
  • –Natalie Charbonneau ’15
  • –Jivanto van Hemert ’14
  • –Alicia Mary

And special congrats to Jennifer Nason ’13 for winning our Facebook photo/video contest. Here is her (very creative and adorable) entry:

We’re planning more activities and contests; Like Us on Facebook and be the first to hear about them!
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Join us in celebrating National Library Week!

Daily Trivia Contest*
Starting Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13 we’ll post a trivia question each day on our Facebook Page. The first to reply with the correct answer,  including the source you used to find that answer (website, etc.,—and Google does not count) will win a $5 gift certificate to Jazzman’s Cafe.  
Photo/Video Contest*

Any time during the week (through Sunday April 15), post a photo or video of you and/or your friends using McKillop Library on our Facebook Page. The best photo or video (determined by library staff) will be chosen to win a $10 gift certificate to Jazzman’s Cafe .
So, put on your thinking caps, take out your digital cameras and head over to our Facebook Page!

Display in the Library
Stop by the library foyer and check out the displays created by Lisa Underhill including the history of the libraries at Salve Regina University.
Ochre Court Library
Reference Area, McAuley Hall

*Daily Trivia Contest Guidelines:

  • —Reply with a comment to the daily trivia question. The first correct answer, including the source, wins the prize. The name of the source used to find the answer (website URL, etc.) MUST be included with the correct answer to win (“Google” will not be accepted).
  • —Enter as many times as you wish, however each entrant can only win once during the contest. If a previous winner is the first to enter the correct information on another day, the next entrant with the correct answer will be chosen. 
  • —Replies for each day will be accepted until midnight.
  • —Winners will be announced via the library’s Facebook page (and other social media outlets) and notified by Salve email (must have a current Salve email to win)
  • —The library is not responsible for connectivity, computer, internet, or other issues.
*Photo/Video contest Guidelines:
  • —Post a photo or video of you and/or your friends using McKillop library.
  • —In the case of group photos or videos, the person submitting the entry wins the prize (only one gift certificate is awarded even if multiple persons are included in the submission).
  • —Photos will be judged on originality, creativity and content.
  • —Explicit or inappropriate videos/photos will be removed and disqualified.
  • —Enter as many times as you wish.
  • —Entries will be accepted between Monday, April 9 and midnight on Sunday April 15.
  • —Winner will be announced via the library’s Facebook page (and other social media outlets) and notified by Salve email (must have a current Salve email to win)
  • —The library is not responsible for connectivity, computer, internet, or other issues.

Upcoming Library Events

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Dr. Yarnall’s 2012 book, John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study, is the first biography of the artist since 1911. It is also the first biography to tell all – to circumvent the artist’s determination to control his image and then go on to document objectively the man’s complicated personality and artistic legacy. It is a story of admirable triumphs and shameful falls from grace, of intellectual brilliance coupled with inexplicable mediocrity, of innovative and important artwork blemished by technically challenged artistry. Triumphs followed by defeats, fame mired in scandal, personal and professional relationships disfigured by estrangement and lawsuits.
So was John La Farge our “sole ‘Old Master'” as his biographer of choice claimed in 1911? Or was he a bit of a disaster as several early critics opined? And what will his ultimate legacy be?