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Connelly Library Summer Hours

Connelly Library wishes you a happy and safe summer!

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Late Night @ the Library

Open Late.jpgJoin us Wednesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 4th for Late Night Study at Connelly Library. The Library will be open from 8am until Midnight both days! Snacks and refreshments will be available after 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you there! AML

Happy Election Day!

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Before the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, American women were not allowed to vote in state or federal elections, let alone run for President.

This inequality in United States Constitutional law lead to the Women’s Rights Movement from 1848-1920 and the rise of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA).

Tactics used to spread the word and to raise money and recruit for the cause included sending postcards. Above is an example of a 1914 suffrage postcard found in Connelly Library’s archives. The artist is Letitia Maxwell, a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.

Hope everyone was able to exercise her right to vote today!

Journal of the Month: JAWS (Journal of Arts Writing of Students)

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JAWS or the Journal of Arts Writing of Students is a peer-reviewed journal with submissions from art students. The publication allows students to practice writing art-related articles to reach the academic community. Even the editors of JAWS are students. For more information on submitting to JAWS check out their website! The latest copy of JAWS is located in our periodical section.

Happy Hallowe’en!

Stumped about what costume to wear?

Try a gypsy, witch, clown, or butterfly! This newspaper spread comes from the October 25, 1914 issue of the Philadelphia Press.

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The clipping was found in the Alumnae Scrapbook, located in the College archives and features art by Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College) students.

Portrait of John Sartain from the Archives

Did you know that Connelly Library’s archives houses a collection of artwork?

One piece is an ink portrait of a young John Sartain by George Richmond drawn in 1928. Richmond was a preeminent Victoria portraitist, educated at the Royal Academy of the Arts and notable for for capturing likenesses of Charlotte Bronte, William Blake, and Charles Darwin (Clark 2014).

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The painting includes the following transcription:

“It seems like parting with an old friend again to send this drawing to you, drawn more than half a century ago in your happy little room in Half Moon Street. 
April 15th, 1828
1883 Geo. Richmond

 

Drawn from life, by Geo. Richmond, R.A. in 1828.”

John Sartain was the patriarch of a family of Philadelphia artists. He came to Philadelphia from London to pursue a career in engraving, but soon became known for painting, publishing, and supporting various arts and cultural institutions in the city.  His daughter Emily Sartain was the principal of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design) from  1886-1920. She was a great champion of the women’s art movement (Martinez 2000).
For more information about the Sartain family, check out Philadelphia’s Cultural Landscapes: The Sartain Family Legacy by Katherine Martinez, available at Connelly Library.

Clark, Elly. “About.” The George Richmond Portrait Project. 2010-2014. Accessed June 27, 2016. http://georgerichmondproject.com/about/.
Martinez, Katherine. Philadelphia Cultural Landscapes: The Sartain Family Legacy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2000.

 

 

Welcome Lucretia to the Library!

lue Please join us in welcoming Lucretia Forte! Lucretia began work as the Circulation Supervisor on January 12, 2015. She has a BA in Pre Library Science, specializing in Social Sciences from Arcadia University. She is also continuing her education, receiving her Masters in Library Science from University of Pittsburgh this spring.

Lucretia has experience working in public, elementary school and academic libraries. Before joining Connelly Library she worked at the Community College of Philadelphia and Bucks County Community College.

Winter break

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Please be advised that the library from January 5 to January 16

will be open from 9am until 5pm.

Journals of the Month: Our new Animation Selections!

For October 2014 we’d like to showcase our three new selections for Interactive & Motion Arts, previously highlighted over the course of last year, but here again together:

3D World

3D World

Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine

ImagineFX

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3D World is focused on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Animation Magazine covers the animation industry, including all aspects of film and television animation, visual effects, and video games. Articles feature interactive design and software releases from a range of large and independent producers. Editorials cover all forms of animation and stop-motion as well as profiles of the artists behind the scenes.

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists. Each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Be sure to browse these three new journals on display now, along with all the other journals the library has to offer!

New library website!

New Website

One of the library’s summer projects was an expanded and redesigned website! Along with an updated look, new sections have been added including pages for Students, Faculty, the AV department, and Archives & Special Collections. We are still smoothing out kinks here and there, but your feedback is always appreciated. If you have any questions about the new website, please contact us! We hope it makes finding what you need a little easier.


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