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Memorial Day was first enacted to honor soldiers following the American Civil War and after World War I it was expanded to honor Americans who have died in all wars. UConn established its own permanent memorial in November 2009 with a monument erected west of the flagpoles, between Beach Hall and the CLAS Building.
In addtion to the physical memorial, the Alumni Association mantains the Roll of Honor at the Alumni Center
and online at http://www.uconnalumni.com/roll-of-honor/the-roll.html. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage all who are on campus over the Memorial Day weekend to include a visit to these memorials to honor the UConn alums who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
–Betsy Pittman, University Archivist
The countdown is on for the CT Book Festival this weekend! The weather will be great, there are lots of wonderful authors and panels to hear, there will be tons of books for sale and all sorts of stuff for kids to do, too. See you at Book Fest!
You are cordially invited to the Dodd Research Center to view the exhibit “All in a Day’s Work: Photographs of Women in Connecticut Industry from the Collections of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,” now available in the West Corridor until the end of June. The exhibit, which shows photographs from the Business Collections, was the brainchild of UConn Waterbury campus librarian Shelley Goldstein, who developed the exhibit to travel around the regional campuses (and hopefully to other venues) and to promote library outreach. The exhibit opened in Waterbury in March and then it spent the month of April at the Avery Point campus. It is now in Storrs for the summer (at the DRC first and then in the Homer Babbidge Library in July and August) before completing the rounds at the regional libraries through the fall.
You can find all of the photographs in the exhibit, plus the travel schedule, at http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/exhibits/days_work/index.htm.
Laura Smith, Curator for Business, Railroad and Labor Collections
Neill wrote three Oz books after Thompson resigned from writing the series in 1939. This story contains the original characters, Dorothy Gale, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion and of course the Wizard of Oz. Jellia Jam (“Jamb” in the original Baum) is the Wizard’s “pretty little serving maid” who does not appear in the movie version. The Soldier with Green Whiskers and Nick Chopper join everyone for a dinner party at the Wizard’s home so the Wizard can show off his new inventions, two Ozoplanes named Ozpril and Oztober. The Soldier, Tin Woodman, and Jellia board the Oztober and through the Soldier’s bad luck, take off through the roof on a long adventure.
–Terri J. Goldich, Curator, Northeast Children’s Literature Collection