Realia – What is it?
Friday May 28th 2010, 10:52 am
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The BPCL has a large number of 3D objects, primarily related to popular entertainment and the graphic arts.  What does that mean?  It means that we have a number of items of TV and movie memorabilia as well as other kinds of memorabilia (i.e. Olympics, Bicentennial).  We also have a fair number of action figures, […]



Ghoulish fun at the BPCL
Friday October 23rd 2009, 9:05 am
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Check out the array of ghostly materials in our displays for the Halloween season.



The Ladies of the Decorations: Decorated Bindings by Women Designers from the Browne Library
Wednesday April 30th 1997, 12:14 pm
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On Display, Summer 1997 Case 1 [Cornelius Matthews] Chanticleer: A Thanksgiving Story of the Peabody Family. Boston: B. B. Mussey & Co.; New York: J. S. Redfield, 1850. Raymond Lee Newcomb. Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition as Related by the Survivors . . . Hartford: American Publishing Company; San Francisco: […]



The Atomic Age Opens: Selections from the Browne Library
Wednesday May 31st 1995, 3:53 pm
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On Display, Summer 1995 Prepared by Alicia Germer Introduction On July 16, 1945, just before dawn, a black globe five feet in diameter sat quietly on a 100-foot tower waiting to explode, at “Ground Zero” near Alamogordo, New Mexico. “Trinity” detonated before first light, and night became day as the first atomic bomb exploded. The […]



The Lurid and the Alluring: Pulp Magazine Cover Art from the Robert Lesser Collection
Monday June 20th 1994, 3:52 pm
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On Display, June 20-August 7, 1994 Allen Anderson Trigger-Man from Texas, For Lariat, November 1944 The Six-gun Saga of Blue Strange, For Lariat, January 1946 Anderson was a prolific producer of covers and illustrations for the Fiction House magazine chain. His western and detective magazine covers were widely popular, but he painted covers for all […]