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VBE Library Updates

Rehousing and labeling of books in the Velma B. Erwin Research Library is progressing! This week 6 people tackled many shelves of books, ranging from religious publications, to children's books, Massillon cookbooks, to biographies. Here are a few photos of the work being done, and below are some highlights of the collection.

The storage cabinet holds boxes of books ready to be labeled and sorted by Dewey Decimal number.

Archivist Mandy Pond looks through a small German daily Bible phrase book.

Intern Anthony Keiner and volunteer Lois McHugh work diligently to match up inventories and books.

Tammy Bixler-Zalesinsky assigns Dewey Decimal numbers and checks the Past Perfect database.

Archivist Mandy Pond and intern Holly Smith assign numbers to their books.

Books were sorted according to their Dewey Decimal number.

These childrens' books have been labeled and sorted.

Woman's rights activist Carolyn McCullough Everhard put her book plate in her books.

A beautiful book from 1914.


Here are some highlights of the collection that we rediscovered this week:

Frederick Douglass, "My Bondage & My Freedom" (1855)
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Jenny Lind's Tour Through America and Cuba (1851)
This Swedish opera singer toured America, and worked with P.T. Barnum.







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