Art of the Qur’an exhibition catalog

The Art of the Qur’an : Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Massumeh Farhad; Simon Rettig; François Déroche; Edhem Eldem; Zeren Tanındı; Jane Dammen McAuliffe; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),; Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi,Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 2016
Wilson Library General Collection (Folio ND2955 .T87 2016 )

Wilson Library has the catalogue from a recent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.  Read about the exhibit here:

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016–February 20, 2017
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/art-of-the-quran/default.php

LSS Archives

Libraries acquires Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records
Social Welfare History Archives to process collection

excerpt:
The Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records are a significant addition to SWHA’s holdings on the history of social welfare. The materials document many service areas and issues, including: child welfare, children’s institutions, domestic and international adoption, refugee services and resettlement, camping programs, single mothers, social assistance programs, and family services, as well as the administration of Lutheran Social Service and related agencies.

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caption: Various formats in the Lutheran Social Services records including VHS video tapes, glass negatives and 3M reel to reel tape. Image source: continuum 1/4/17

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is one of the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Minnesota.

Wilson Periodicals moved

The big Wilson moves are well underway.

The basement Periodicals room is nearly empty. The Periodicals have moved up to 3rd and 4th floors of Wilson.  Bound and Unbound are shelved together, title by title.

Here’s the new floorplan

When was this announced?
In our continuum publication, October 2016, along with other changes, in the paragraph

Other Wilson Library Updates
Periodicals and Dewey Decimal collections moving
The east section of the fourth floor of Wilson Library will re-open before Finals Week, providing additional study space. The area has been closed since late August, allowing staff to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system. Some of these Dewey materials will be re-classified into our Library of Congress system and remain in Wilson, while others will be moved to off-site storage.

The bound and current periodicals, in the basement of Wilson Library, will be relocated to the third (N-J) and fourth A-M) floors.

Here are a few photos to show the changes; visit Wilson and explore if you plan to use the collections here in the coming months. (I had to do this myself!)

Below: Fourth floor lobby, entrance to Periodicals A-M

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Below, fourth floor (A-M) bound and unbound issues shelved side by sideamer-jwsh-archiv-img_3877

Below: third floor (N-Z)

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Reformation: library resources

Check out these three library links if you’re researching Martin Luther and/or the Reformation:

Martin Luther and the Reformation: Selected Resources for Research
Shortcut url: z.umn.edu/libluther500 This page is intended to assist researchers interested in Luther and the Reformation, with particular attention to recent resources, in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Emphasis is on online resources, but important print sources will be noted.

Selected Books About Martin Luther and the Reformation
Includes titles about the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, Works by and about Luther, search strategies, and additional resources.

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism
A bibliography of resources on the topic, writings by Luther, related resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries, plus Websites and Media Articles

Islamic manuscripts via HathiTrust

 

University of Minnesota community may access digital content in HathiTrust. University of Michigan has just announced the completion of an eight-year project to digitize Islamic manuscripts.

Read more about the project:

https://www.lib.umich.edu/blogs/beyond-reading-room/islamic-manuscripts-digitization-project-complete/

Access the project via HathiTrust:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1961411403

 

Textual History of the Bible Online

The Textual History of the Bible brings together all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, or Hilfswissenschaften, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Textual History of the Bible Online

Trials of Muhammad Ali – research

Do you know about the Center for Research Libraries?

The University of Minnesota Libraries are among the members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which reports that PBS used CRL materials to produce the documentary film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Read about this project from CRL’s site, and borrow the film from Walter SMART Commons (East Bank, University of Minnesota Twin  Cities campus). Learn more about the CRL collections and services you can use in your research!

  • Nation of Islam Paper Featured in Documentary Film
    Some of CRL’s extensive holdings in African-American newspapers were recently put to use in a documentary aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The Trials of Muhammad Ali, produced by Kartemquin Films, explores the period in which the famed fighter went from heavyweight champion of the world and sports icon to a controversial and polarizing political figure. It examines one event in particular: his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, a decision inspired by his membership in the Nation of Islam.
    Read more at the Center for Research Libraries site
  • The trials of Muhammad Ali
    Bill Siegel; Rachel Pikelny; Muhammad Ali 1942-; Aaron Wickenden; Josh Abrams; Kartemquin Films,; Projecto Willis,; Independent Television Service,; Kino Lorber, Inc.,
    New York, NY : Kino Lorber 2014
    TC Walter Sci/Eng Library Smart Learning Commons (GV1132.A44 T75 2013 )
    permalink to MNCAT record