On the Shelf: New items added to Center for Restoration Studies collections, June 2022

In June our colleagues in Technical Services and Cataloging added 424 items to Special Collections holdings.  Just over 400 items fed into the main print collection (which we call REST), with a few items going into ACU Authors and ACU Archive collections. And, we added catalog records for four new archival collections.  As has been the case for several months, most of the additions to REST are tracts and pamphlets.  As usual, we added several monographs which we either lacked altogether, or lacked in some variant of the edition or printing.  Some of the additions are newly published, others are new-to-us, and still others represent a second copy or a new-to-us edition or printing.  The tract project continues at a very good pace and we will have a fine set of tracts, all cataloged, when this project is complete.

Callie Faye Milliken (Special Collections Librarian) and Dr. John Stevens (President) at the beginning of the transfer of books from the ‘old’ library in Chambers Hall to the ‘new’ Brown Library. Dr. Stevens, holding a rare copy of Biblia Sacra, led a procession of students and faculty carrying volumes into the new facility. From https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth597528/?q=books

Our goal is to build a comprehensive research-level collection of print materials by, for, and about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.  But beyond assembly and preservation, a collection should be discoverable by those who need the information.  Collecting and preserving is only part of our task; those objects must be described and made available.  Thanks to the close and careful work of our colleagues upstairs, who describe our holdings, these materials are now discoverable. By discoverable I mean a patron can utilize our online catalog (such as by searching by author, or title, or subject) to find these materials.

424 new items…cataloged, shelved, and ready for research:  Continue reading

On the Shelf: New items added to Center for Restoration Studies collections, May 2022

In May our colleagues in Technical Services and Cataloging added 364 items to Special Collections holdings.  Almost 300 items fed into the main print collection (which we call REST), plus some more Bibles into the Rare Books Collection and a few items into ACU Authors and ACU Archive as well as some bound and unbound periodical issues.  Most of the additions to REST are tracts and pamphlets, though we added several monographs.  Some of the additions are newly published, others are new-to-us, and still others represent a second copy or a new-to-us edition or printing.  The tract project continues right along and this summer we are resuming work on unbound periodical issues.  We will have a fine set of tracts, all cataloged, when this project is complete.

Callie Faye Milliken (Special Collections Librarian) and Dr. John Stevens (President) at the beginning of the transfer of books from the ‘old’ library in Chambers Hall to the ‘new’ Brown Library. Dr. Stevens, holding a rare copy of Biblia Sacra, led a procession of students and faculty carrying volumes into the new facility. From https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth597528/?q=books

Our goal is to build a comprehensive research-level collection of print materials by, for, and about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.  But beyond assembly and preservation, a collection should be discoverable by those who need the information.  Collecting and preserving is only part of our task; those objects must be described and made available.  Thanks to the close and careful work of our colleagues upstairs, who describe our holdings, these materials are now discoverable. By discoverable I mean a patron can utilize our online catalog (such as by searching by author, or title, or subject) to find these materials.

364 new items…cataloged, shelved, and ready for research:  Continue reading