The Noguchi sisters

Alumni Feature: The Noguchi Sisters

July 2, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Upon immigrating to Illiff, Colorado in 1913, Minosuke and Tomi Noguchi had agreed that any of their potential Noguchi children would receive...

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Alumni Feature: Thomas Masashi Kawamata

June 11, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Of all of the alumni, staff, and faculty members my fellow interns and I have been researching as part of the CU...

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Students document life and loss during pandemic

June 3, 2020

Editor’s note: To collect these assets and complete this project, students followed strict health and safety COVID-19 guidelines that included social distancing. For audio or video interviews, students conducted them virtually by phone or online video conferencing platform. During COVID-19 isolation, many rituals that mark our important achievements and transitions...

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Provost Fellow Feng Researches Rare Chinese Books

May 22, 2020

This article is part of a series highlighting the graduate students selected for the 2020 Provost’s Fellowship for the University Libraries . Chi Feng, a graduate student in the Department of Asian Studies and Civilization, is a 2020 Provost Fellow with the University Libraries. A first-year graduate student pursuing her...

Akira Horie

Alumni Feature: The Legacy of Akira Horie

May 21, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Until recently, I had no idea that there was such a long history of Japanese international students and Japanese American immigrants studying...

Maria Aki, Kami McDaniel, and Crystal Lastrella, undergraduate student interns for the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project at the University Libraries' Archives. Credit: Megan Friedel

Interning for the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project

May 20, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. In the Fall of 2019, Megan Friedel (Head of Archives) and Adam Lisbon (Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian) received an Outreach Award...

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University Libraries Celebrate Graduating Students

May 14, 2020

This week, the University Libraries are bidding adieu to the hard-working, talented and innovative Class of 2020 graduates who have served as libraries employees, interns and volunteers, and who have made significant and memorable contributions to our library and university community. We are thrilled to congratulate you all on your...

Odour Wheel of Book Smells

The Science Behind the Smell of Books, Explained by Preservation

May 1, 2020

For many people, the smell of a paper book is enchanting. Books can remind us of chocolate, coffee, smoke, wood or vanilla. The aroma is so popular, perfumiers have tried to capture the essence of a book's smell through candles and even cologne or eau de toilette. But why are...

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Preservation's Guide to Creating a Single Sheet Pamphlet

April 27, 2020

Looking for a new craft activity to try while at home? Conservators in-training, rejoice! The University Libraries' Preservation unit and the Book Arts League of Lafayette, Colorado can teach you how to make a single sheet pamphlet to further your crafting skills during Preservation Week. To get started you will...

Cover of Peter G. Ossorio's work.

Inaugural Peter Ossorio Archives Fellows to Present Their Research

April 17, 2020

Please join us virtually at noon on Tuesday, April 21 for the University Libraries’ first annual Peter Ossorio Archives Fellowship Symposium. The Libraries Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation (SCAP) department inaugurated the Peter Ossorio Archives Fellowship in spring 2020 to engage CU Boulder undergraduate students in the research and archival...

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