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Kolbe papers debut at Special Collections exhibit

This exhibition celebrates the opening of our James Kolbe Papers, a collection containing the political papers of the Republican Congressman. It documents his 22 year career as a member of the United States House of Representatives in Arizona’s 5th congressional district (1985-2003), which was later renumbered to the 8th District (2003-2007). More...

Meg Lota Brown discusses "Shakespeare’s Women"

This presentation is the opening event for Special Collections’ exhibition, "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture." It runs from February 8, 2016 through April 30, 2016. Professor Meg Lota Brown will examine the social and historical contexts of women’s roles in Shakespeare's England and how the playwright both generates and subverts his culture’s assumptions about gender. More...

Bike downtown for free movie night

University of Arizona Libraries partners with Pima County Public Library to present an outdoor screening of Herb and Dorothy 50x50 at Bike-In Movie Night. Ride your bike to Jacome Plaza, in front of Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Bring your family, lawn chairs and snacks to this event that takes place during 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tucson Herb and Dorothy 50x50 is the follow-up to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008). Learn about the legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, and would eventually donate a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states. More...

Mark your calendars for our spring events

Don't miss all the events this spring at University Libraries. View our Spring 2016 event brochure(PDF) for a complete list of exhibitions and public programs. This spring, Special Collections is collaborating with the Arizona State Museum and other campus partners to recognize the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with a range of exciting offerings. More...

Exhibit explores "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries"

This exhibit is a companion to the installation of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare at the Arizona State Museum. The exhibit will focus on materials in Special Collections that represent the Bard’s contemporaries (Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Lope de Vega). In addition to examining specific plays and other literary works, the exhibit will include historical snapshots--documents that shaped Shakespeare's culture--such as anti-theatrical polemics, scientific discoveries and political activities. More...

Experience "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare"

Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the United States, and the University of Arizona was chosen through a competitive selection process to be the host site for Arizona. More...

Discover the history of "The Performing Arts in Tucson" in exhibit

Special Collections has a growing number of collections about the performing arts. This exhibit will draw on these collections to provide a look at Tucson’s history of performing arts from the 19th century to the present day. Included will be recordings, photographs, programs and other ephemera. Tucson has been home to a rich arts scene encompassing music, dance, theatre and cinema. More...

Do you love your research data?

Do you love your research data? Do you need to love your data more? University of Arizona Libraries will be participating in Love Your Data week, February 8-12, a nationwide event designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation, along with the support and resources available at our university. Love Your Data week will focus on a different topic each day, accompanied by tips and tricks for managing research data, stories, examples and resources. More...

"The Texts of Hamlet" explores different versions of the play

This panel discussion, "The Texts of Hamlet: The Good, the Bad, and the Folio" will be held in conjunction with Special Collections’ exhibition, "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture." What is the second half of that famous quote “To be or not to be…”? That would depend on which publication of Hamlet you’re reading. More...

Free, online course teaches research strategies for graduate students

Do you want to improve your abilities to search, locate, and manage information? How about learning more about the legal and ethical issues of information access and use? Then register for the new D2L course - Graduate Information Research Strategies! (Find it in the Self Registration section, linked in the red bar at the top right of your D2L home page.) This free, online course was designed by University of Arizona librarians, and is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. More...

Participate in Art+Feminism's Wikipedia-A-Thon

MOCA Tucson is proud to partner with the University of Arizona Libraries in hosting Art+Feminism's third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Join us in updating and entering entries relating to art and feminism. Art+Feminism is the result of a collaboration between a number of artists, scholars, curators, librarians, and Wikipedians. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? The Pima County Public Library Bookmobile returns to campus the first Tuesday of select months. The PCPL Bookmobile is a full-service public library on wheels where visitors can: Apply for a library card Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD Return items checked out from any public library branch Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile This year, visits are scheduled on: Feb 2 April 5 at meters May 3 Sept 6 Oct 4 Nov 1 The Bookmobile has been coming to campus since February 2010. More...

Andrea Mays to speak at University Libraries Annual Luncheon

Join us at the University Libraries Annual Luncheon as author Andrea Mays shares stories of Henry Folger’s passionate pursuit to acquire original printings of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Ford and his wife Emily succeeded in amassing 82 books, more than a third of the copies remaining in the world today. Mays’ book, The Millionaire and the Bard, will be available for purchase and signing at the luncheon. Andrea E. More...

Get a free backrub from Stressbusters

We know you’ve a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful!

That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety.More...

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