Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995

Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995

May 10, 2016

Five years ago a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of the Tōhoku region. The quake and the subsequent tsunami led to the death of 15,000 people. 2,500 are still missing. University Libraries' Special Collections & Archives features three centuries of works that highlight the resilience of Japan...

Mirage and Myth

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

May 2, 2016

The University Libraries are pleased to present an eclectic mix of its maps exploring the idea of myth . Maps range from depictions of sea creatures, fantastical animals and “exotic” peoples in far-away lands, to propaganda maps with deliberate distortions and explorer’s maps with honest mistakes. Ranging from medieval to...

Moments in Mexican American History

Moments in Mexican-American History of the Southwest Exhibit

Feb. 29, 2016

An exhibit called “Moments in Mexican-American History in the Southwest” is now on display in the lower south hallway at Norlin Library. Its goal is to promote awareness and dialogue about the history of Latinos in this part of the county and, more specifically, in Boulder County. Inspired by the...

Malaria map featured in a Newsmap during 1943

Dr. Seuss on Malaria

Feb. 26, 2016

Theodor Seuss Geisel–more widely known as Dr. Seuss–is famous for authoring whimsical and popular children’s books. Many people don’t know that he joined the Army as a Captain in 1943 as a part of the First Motion Picture Unit based in Hollywood and created propaganda and training films. It was...

Black History Month

Black History Month – February 1st to 29th, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016

On noticing a lack of recognition of the role of African Americans in history books, son of slaves and Harvard University scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875 – 1950), founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, which later became the Association for the Study...

United Nations Anniversary Display

United Nations’ 70th Anniversary

Dec. 9, 2015

In celebration of the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary, the Government Information Library has set up some books and a small display by the Norlin Circulation Desk. Show us what countries you have visited by adding your own pin to the big world map. You will also find a great selection...