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Welcome back!

Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely winter break, despite the polar vortex. We have a food and drink policy change in the library:

Beverages with lids and small snacks are permitted in the library’s study areas. Still no food or drink at the computer work stations — but you can park your coffee on top of the picture files. Come find a cozy spot to study!

Food and drink policy

Happy Holidays and Winter Break Hours

Congrats on the end of the semester! Please note our winter break hours:

  • The Library will be closed from December 20 at 5pm until January 6 at 9am.
  • When we re-open, from January 6 – 21 our hours will be Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • We will be closed Monday, January 20 for the Martin Luther King Holiday.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2013 at 8am.
  • Last but not least, please remember to return all library material before you leave!

Wishing you a safe and Happy Holiday and New Year. Enjoy winter break!

New York: Rockefeller Center

New York: Rockefeller Center, 1931-33, ARTstor Slide Gallery.

Please return your books!

Stack of books

This is a reminder that the final due date for the Fall semester is this Friday, December 20, before we close at 5pm. Please remember to return all checked-out items before you leave for winter break, the earlier the better. The library will be closed for the holidays from 5pm Friday, December 20, 2013 until 9am Monday January 6, 2014. Students who still have items checked out or fines over $10 at the end of the semester will be put on hold in the business office.

Please contact the circulation desk with any questions at 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu. Thank you!

Connelly Library has joined Twitter and Facebook!

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Connelly Library has entered the world of Social Media! Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook! We look forward to sharing library news, tips and resources, and welcome your tweets and comments.

Journal of the Month: Shifter

Shifter

The Journal of the month for December 2013 is new to the library’s collection. Shifter is a topical magazine that aims to illuminate and broaden our understanding of the intersections between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. The magazine remains malleable and responsive in its form and activities, and represents a diversity of positions and backgrounds in its contributors.

Shifter’s 21st issue, Other Spaces, considers the body as a site where architecture’s traditional polarities of private and public collapse. This polarity, mirrored in the distinctions we draw between individual and social freedoms and domestic and political action are challenged every day by spontaneous, collaborative re-imaginings of space. Moore faculty member Rit Premnath is a founding editor of the journal and in addition to receiving the most recent issue, the Library has also acquired all twenty back issues. Come by to see Rit’s work! (shifter-magazine.com)

Enjoy Thanksgiving Break

The end of the semester is quickly approaching! If you are planning to do get some work done over Thanksgiving Break, make sure that you know how to access the Library’s electronic resources from home. Visit the Library’s Moodle page for login information and directions (if you haven’t already, you will need to “enroll” to enter our Moodle page).

A few reminders:

  • JSTOR, ARTSTOR, RHIZOME, and Stylesight require you to register for off-campus access. Please visit the Library’s Moodle page for directions.
  • In addition, JSTOR, ARTSTOR, and Stylesight require you to re-activate your account every three months. For instance, if you registered for Stylesight at the beginning of this semester, you will have to re-activate soon. You can do this from the login page, but you must use an on-campus computer. Be sure to do this before you leave for Winter Break!
  • Please note that Connelly Library will close Wednesday November 27 at 5pm, and re-open on Monday December 2 at 8am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving. Doris Lee. 1942. Lithograph. Courtesy Artstor and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Thanksgiving. Doris Lee. 1942. Lithograph.
Courtesy Artstor and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Connelly Staff Recommends: The Civil Contract of Photography

The Civil Contract of Photography
By Ariella Azoulay. 2008.
Main Stacks: TR147 .A96 2008

The Civil Contract of Photography is an important work examining the special role photography can play in understanding contemporary political and humanitarian struggles. Azoulay’s argument runs counter to the prevalent notion of the viewer’s desensitization towards images of catastrophe (as presented by the writings of Barthes and Sontag). She convincingly argues for the continued importance of photography in creating a space of discourse around these depicted events and in opposition to oppression.

From Chapter Two:
“…photography is one of the distinctive practices by means of which individuals can establish a distance between themselves and power in order to observe its actions and to do so not as its subjects. Injury to this right, which is simultaneously injury to both the photographer and the photographed, as two citizens of photography- but fundamentally against all of the citizenry of photography- establishes a duty to protect it. If it is not protected, citizens will be deprived of the protection that can be granted by photography as an instrument that employs power that is in the hands of the governed and not only in the the hands of the sovereign or those seeking to win sovereign power.”

Though a couple chapters of Azoulay’s book strayed a bit off-topic, overall it remains a strong and timely statement on photography’s continued importance. An engaging read and worth the time.

Recommended by Matthew Ducmanas, Circulation Supervisor.

Library All-Nighter

Overnight

Join us on December 6 for an all-night study event in Connelly Library! Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Additionally there will be a raffle drawing with prizes!

Raffle Rules:

  • On Monday November 18 the library will begin handing out raffle tickets whenever you check material out from the library.
  • You will receive one ticket per library transaction.
  • The more you use the library, the more tickets you will accumulate, and the greater chance you have of winning!
  • You must be present with your ticket at 8pm on December 6 to collect your prize.

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: $50 cash (1 awarded)
  • Runner-up: $25 cash (1 awarded)
  • USB Flash Drives (2 awarded)
  • A selection of Books and DVDs (5 awarded)

Journal of the Month: 3×3

3x3

Issue number 22 marks the final printing of 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, so we are honoring the magazine’s decade-long run as our journal of the month for November 2013. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, 3×3‘s mission has always been to preserve and promote contemporary illustration in all its forms. Even though this is the last print issue, 3×3 will continue their mission with the juried Annual publication as well as their website, which will offer back issues, blogs, books and soon, new offerings. Be sure to come by the library to browse this issue along with back issues going back to 2006!

Number 22 Features:

  • Interviews with illustrators Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell and Beppe Giacobbe.
  • The “Spotlight” section features the conceptual artists Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos and James Yang.
  • CareerTalk speaks to the issue of artist’s rights, and a special feature will reproduce the gold medal winners of the 2013 ProShow.

From the Archives: Joseph Moore Jr.

Aside from being the benefactor and namesake of our school, Joseph Moore, Jr. was also a noted financier, manufacturer, traveler, and author. The Joseph Moore Jr. Collection, housed within our archives, reflects the life and interests of this accomplished individual.

Joseph Moore Jr. in 1894 when he was 45 years old.

Born to Joseph and Cecelia Moore in Philadelphia on July 19, 1849, Moore began his business training early in a dry goods house and later in the carriage building business. Despite a promising manufacturing future ahead of him, the young man chose instead to pursue his long held interests in study, travel and literary work.

In 1876 he withdrew from his positions and began what would end up being twelve years of traveling the world, writing books and articles, and furthering his education. Moore traveled throughout Europe, Asia Minor and Africa, and participated in several archaeological expeditions along the way. His travels around the world continued when he studied French in Blois, German in Hanover and international law under the famous Dr. Francis Wharton in Washington D.C. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Moore lectured to schools on his travels and found time to work for several years on the Evening Bulletin newspaper in Philadelphia and other magazines.

“The American Globe Trotters” – George H. Watson, M.D. & Joseph Moore Jr. in the Fall of 1881, just before the two friends started out on an around the world voyage. Moore was 32 years old at the time of this photograph.

During these productive years he authored a number of books including Outlying Europe and the near Orient and The Queen’s Empire, as well as a series of papers collected as Egyptian Obelisk. In 1882, Moore was made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the French Society of Geography the following year.

Pilgrims to the Jordan. Jerusalem Feb. 9. 1878. Joseph Moore Jr. on far right, George H. Watson far left.

Pilgrims to the Jordan. Jerusalem Feb. 9. 1878. Joseph Moore Jr. on far right, George H. Watson on the far left.

 
In addition to his scientific leanings, Moore was also interested in the arts – particularly in drama and music. In the early 1880s he was chosen as manager of the Edwin Forrest Home for Actors, located in the Holmesburg section of North Philadelphia, of which he served several years as president. Incidentally, this was close to the same time the Philadelphia School of Design for Women moved into the Forrest-Gaul Mansion, Edwin’s former home on Broad and Master streets.

Letter sent to Moore from the renowned physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes was writing in thanks for the copy of "The Queen's Empire" that Moore had sent him. Dated November 25, 1885.

Letter sent to Moore from the renowned physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes was writing in thanks for the copy of “The Queen’s Empire” that Moore had sent him. Dated November 25, 1885.

Reestablishing his residence in Philadelphia, Moore embarked on a successful career in the banking industry and made a name for himself as a prominent financier. He went on to preside as the president of many companies, including the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company, the Northern Liberties Gas Company, the Philadelphia Clearing House, and the National Bank of Northern Liberties.

Itinerary for Moore's around the world voyage, 1881-1882.

Itinerary for Moore’s around the world voyage, 1881-1882.

Moore became deeply involved with both the financial and cultural institutions of Philadelphia. At various times he acted as a trustee of the Fairmount Park Association, and the director of both the Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company and the Franklin Fire Insurance Company. He served as chairman for many years on the membership committee of the Union League of Philadelphia to which he belonged for forty years, and in 1905 was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Drexel Institute of Philadelphia through his personal friendship with Anthony J. Drexel Jr.

Joseph Moore Jr. in his apartment at 1821 Walnut St, Philadelphia. Photograph undated.

Joseph Moore Jr. in his apartment at 1821 Walnut St, Philadelphia. Photograph undated.

Despite all his activities, Moore managed to lead a full social life. He loved to throw parties for society debutantes and made these an annual event for which he was famous. A lifelong bachelor, he is reputed to have had the handsomest bachelor apartment in Philadelphia, which was filled with books, curios and art objects from the world over. It was in this apartment at 1821 Walnut St. on February 11, 1921, that Joseph Moore Jr. died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 71 while preparing to receive dinner guests.

Joseph Moore Jr. at Loon Lake in the Adirondacks, NY. Summer 1913.

Joseph Moore Jr. at Loon Lake in the Adirondacks, NY. Summer 1913.

Moore’s only surviving relative was his brother’s widow, Mrs. Alfred Moore. His will stipulated that his entire estate, an amount of $1,000,000, was to be held in trust until the principal amounted to $3,000,000, at which point it should be used to establish and maintain the Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry. Created as a memorial to his parents Joseph and Cecelia Moore, this school would be for women only and similar in style and operation to the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry.

Plaque commemorating Joseph Moore Jr. and the 1932 merging of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Moore Institute of Art, Science & Industry. Photo undated.

Plaque commemorating Joseph Moore Jr. and the 1932 merging of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Moore Institute of Art, Science & Industry. Photo undated.

The Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry merged with the Philadelphia School of Design for Women in 1932, creating Moore College of Art.

For more information on Joseph Moore Jr. :

Moore, Joseph, Jr. Autobiographical sketch of Joseph Moore, Jr.  [Philadelphia] : [Moore College of Art], [19??].

Finding Aid. Joseph Moore Jr. Collection. Moore College of Art and Design Archives.

Interested in viewing more materials or using the Archives for your research? Patrons are granted access to the Archives by appointment. Contact the library at 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu to schedule an appointment.



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