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It was reported in the Wall Street Journal today that the Eastman Kodak Co. will discontinue Kodachrome color film manufacture this year due to falling sales. The Wall Street Journal also noted that the last roles of Kodachrome film would be donated to the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. There are a number of archives that have posted Kodachrome galleries online. To see more brilliant Kodachrome film check out Bound for Glory at the Library of Congress.
In this morning’s Hartford Courant there is a great article on the Nutmeg Yearbook project.
“Forget about digging your musty, old University of Connecticut yearbook out of the attic — a trip to yesteryear in Husky Land is just a click away. ” Read More
The Dodd Research Center is proud to be a part of the efforts to honor UConn alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. “The Ultimate Sacrifice” Memorial was dedicated on November 10, 2008 at a moving ceremony on the Great Lawn, where faculty, staff, alumni and families of our veterans gathered to reflect on the lives lost.
As part of the project, University Archivist Betsy Pittman is working with the Alumni Association to document the “Roll of Honor”, a comprehensive listing members of the UConn community who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. For more information on the honor roll, contact Betsy Pittman at email@example.com
“How Picturebooks work: the dynamics between visual and verbal narratives in modern picturebooks.”
Join the 2009 Billie M. Levy Travel Grant Recipient, Claudia Rueda to learn more about her research in the development of the dynamics between words and images in traditional picturebooks and how the interaction in modern works can generate new meanings and interpretations to involve the reader’s imagination.
Today – June 18 – 2:30pm
Dodd Research Center, Conference Room 162
UConn alums who have misplaced their copy of the yearbook now have the capability of reliving their college years online. In collaboration with the Nutmeg staff and the Division of Student Affairs, the UConn Libraries announces the availability of the 1915-1989 electronic Nutmeg. Anyone can access individual issues of the Nutmeg from the Archives & Special Collections website at: http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/collections/nutmeg/index.htm
Ms. Rueda’s talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Terri J. Goldich, curator for the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection at 860.486.3646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who doesn’t love a good train wreck? Wait, let me rephrase that. Who doesn’t love looking at historic photographs of train wrecks of the 19th and 20th centuries in Connecticut? Admit it — you love those train wrecks!
Come on over to the Dodd Research Center Gallery and indulge your long concealed fascination with train wrecks! These photos are from the Railroad History Archive and show scenes of such famous Connecticut wrecks as the South Norwalk Bridge Disaster of 1853 (the first major railroad bridge disaster in the U.S.), the Tariffville Disaster of 1878, and many others. Who can ever forget the Great East Thompson Train Wreck of 1891, where four trains crashed in five minutes!?
For more information about the train wreck exhibit, please visit the library’s exhibit pages at http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/exhibits/ and the Railroad History Archive at http://railroads.uconn.edu/. Enjoy!
Tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of D Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy and we will use the opportunity to talk about the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at UConn. Based out of the School of Engineering, the U.S. Army’s ASTP program was implemented in early 1944 due to the impending invasion. The goal of the program was to increase the number of army trained engineers across the country. More than 1,500 soilders were stationed at UConn. The Kodachrome exhibit on display has several images of the training these soilders received while on campus. For more information about the ASTP, please see their website at http://www.astpww2.org/
According to Carl Brandt, the post World War II era was a great time for UConn’s football program. Many of these “mature males” played teams that seemed to be made up of “kids” just out of High School. The score below is an indication of one such game. Mr. Brandt recalls another score of something like 105 to 0, but doesn’t have an official photo of it.
And it was a time when women played football also, as you can see in this rare color photograph from the collection.
The University of Connecticut’s history is rooted in the traditions of agriculture. This was still a prevalent field in the 1940’s and 1950’s. In our latest tribute to alumni weekend this June 5th & 6th, we are sharing two of the many wonderful photos taken by Jerauld Manter that show how enjoyable a glass of fresh milk can truly be.