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A Spooky Week in Special Collections

Insects

Get into the Halloween spirit with this week’s list of links from the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr:

Marbled Monday Page Fright: Endpapers from All Souls’ Night by John Kelly.

CREEPY CRAWLERS!: A delightful infestation of specimen from Le Règne animal… published between 1836-49 and authored by George Cuvier, often referred to as “the father of paleontology.”

#Bookguts: Enjoy a few frightening GIFs from Encyclopédie moderne, Eustache-Marie Courtin, 1824.

Happy Halloween!

To celebrate, check out a “Haunting Note” (above) from the October 30, 1981 issue of The Maroon.

Each year, the Loyola University New Orleans Maroon features fun, spook-tacular articles surrounding Halloween on campus and in the Crescent City.

Another holiday remembered by the Loyola Maroon is All Saints’ Day.

This article from the October 28, 1994 Maroon explains why All Saints’ Day is so important and reminds students to remember the Holiday amidst all of the Halloween celebrations.

In 2001, the Maroon published an article on the lighter side of Halloween and All Saints’ Day.

However you plan to spend your Halloween and All Saints’ Day,

The Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives would like to wish you a Happy Halloween!

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Coffin, Plank, Cramps: Printing in the 19th Century

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Ornaments02, Printers' Grammar Spit and Wheel, Printers' Grammar
Gallows and Sockets, Printers' Grammar
Specimen, Printers' Grammar

Enjoy this sampling of “the coffin, plank, and cramps” as well as other somewhat creepily-named parts of a 19th century platen printing press in honor of #pagefrights month. These engravings (and many more) depicting typography specimen, diagrams of type cases, ornaments, and more are located in The Printers’ Grammar, printed in London by C. Stower, 1808. Come view the book in person in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room on the 3rd floor of Monroe Library!

I leave you now with the book’s curious epigraph:

Aided by thee – O Art sublime! our race

Spurns the opposing bonds of time and space,

With Fame’s swift flight to hold an equal course,

And taste the stream from Reason’s purest source;

Vice and her hydra sons, thy powers can bind,

And cast in Virtue’s mould the plastic mind.

-The Press, John M’Creery, 1803

#PageFrights

Today’s #pagefrights is this ferocious looking wolf (or is it a werewolf!?) from the 1949 Wolf yearbook.

#PageFrights is a month-long social media celebration of Halloween, library & archives-style.

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A dance with a skeleton or a skeleton dance?

This is the time of year to ponder such choices and this Bio Grad Student opted for the prior.

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And… here is a classic cartoon Skeleton Dance as a lagniappe:

This is part of #PageFrights, a month-long social media celebration of Halloween, library & archives-style.

SCA Celebrates #PageFrights In October

This month Special Collections & Archives will be participating in #PageFrights.

What is Page Frights?

All is revealed via the Page Frights website @ pagefrights.org:

“HALLOWEEN, LIBRARY & ARCHIVES-STYLE.

Welcome to Page Frights, a month-long social media celebration of Halloween, library & archives-style.

This October, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing spooky, creepy, and otherwise frightening and/or Halloween-related books and images from their collections on social media using the hashtag #PageFrights. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media sites.”


Our first installment is from the 1969 Wolf yearbook (digitized and available online through Internet Archive), picturing 2 undergraduates playing with an Ouija board.

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Look for more #PageFrights all throughout October!

And please come visit the Special Collections & Archives M-F from 9-4:30, located on the 3rd floor of Monroe Library.