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#ColorOurCollections recap

Today ends #ColorOurCollections, but you can download our coloring books anytime.

Excerpts from Mordecai Cubitt Cooke’s Rust, Smut, Mildew and Mold: An introduction to the study of microscopic fungi

Excerpts from the University Archives

Johann Gottlieb Mann’s Germany’s Wild Medicinal Plants

John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain

Mardi Gras Coloring Book

Need some inspiration? Check out our students’ fantastic coloring!

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#ColorOurCollections Week with Identifying Microscopic Fungi

In celebration of #ColorOurCollections Week, we have been looking for some scans from the past that we thought might be fun to decolorize.

One such post from 2014 explores both a book and its author,  Mordecai Cubitt Cooke’s Rust, Smut, Mildew and Mold: an introduction to the study of microscopic fungi.

We were initially impressed by the illustrations… but after being made curious and conducting a little research… we found a man with a truly fascinating life!

Mordecai was a busy guy!

M.C. Cooke did not have much in the way of a formal education but wrote hundreds of articles and books on botany and mycology. Collected roughly 46,000 specimens, contributed over 20 years of service to museum collections while editing journals and founding societies.

Here are the original color plates and the decolorized ones for #ColorOurCollections week:

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Mardi Gras Coloring Pages

We promised more Mardi Gras-related #ColorOurCollections, and here they are! The following coloring pages are from our New Orleans Carnival Collection (previously blogged about here and here).

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Comus 1878 Invitation

 

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Comus 1910 Invitation, folded

 

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Comus 1910 Invitation, unfolded

 

 

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1968 Mardi Gras Calendar cover

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1891 Momus Invitation

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Momus 1878 Invitation

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Proteus 1899 Invitation, Side A

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Proteus 1899 Invitation, Side B

Our students have been coloring away! Here’s some of their handiwork:

Read more about #ColourOurCollections and find our previous coloring books here.

#ColorOurCollections

This week is #ColorOurCollections, a week-long special collections coloring event inspired by the current coloring craze and the fabulous images found inside special collections worldwide. Loyola’s Special Collections & Archives has three coloring books available for you to download and print:

Excerpts from the University Archives

Johann Gottlieb Mann’s Germany’s Wild Medicinal Plants

John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain

Throughout the week, we’ll also be posting new coloring pages related to our Mardi Gras collections!

Above: Loyola University New Orleans graduates Lloyd Frischhertz and Bobby Reichert, founders of the Krewe of Tucks, from the University Photographs Collection. Click here to download.

Once you’ve colored your picture(s), share them to social media including the hashtags #ColorOurCollections and #loynosca!

Click here for a list of other institutions participating in #ColorOurCollections to find even more coloring options.

Monroe Library says “relax”

Need a break from studying and writing papers? Come to the Relaxation Station on the first floor of the Monroe Library to color or do puzzles. By concentrating on a creative and challenging task for just 15 minutes, your mind is temporarily removed from the stress of essays and exams.

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partially colored wildflowers book

completed coloring pages of birds

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The Relaxation Station is on your immediate left when you come in the front entrance of the library.

Want to setup your own Relaxation Station at home? Special Collections & Archives and Marketing & Communications both have coloring books available for you to download and print:

Color Your Way to Loyola

Excerpts from the University Archives

Johann Gottlieb Mann’s Germany’s Wild Medicinal Plants

John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain

Color Our Collections Week!

It is Color Our Collections week! A week-long special collections coloring event inspired by the current coloring craze and the fabulous images found inside special collections worldwide. Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine and happening from February 1st through the 5th.

Follow this LINK to download, print, and color images from volume one of British zoologist John Gould’s publication The Birds of Great Britain.

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Once you’ve colored your picture(s) share them to social media including the hashtags #ColorOurCollections and #loynosca!

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Today also happens to be the 135th anniversary of John Gould’s death. Gould was a British zoologist active throughout the mid-19th century and known chiefly for the over 3000 hand colored lithographs that he produced throughout his career. The first volume of The Birds of Great Britain, can be found in Special Collections & Archives at Loyola’s Monroe Library and online as part of our digital collections.

Follow these links to explore some of the other institutions participating in Color Our Collections Week and happy coloring!

See Also: More Libraries Participating in Color Our Collections Week