Santa Through the Ages
Wednesday December 19th 2012, 1:57 pm
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Happy Holidays to everyone from the Browne Popular Culture Library!

New Reference Books and Other Good Things
Thursday September 06th 2012, 12:52 pm
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We received some new reference books and other resources this summer. Here are some of the highlights.

Blue-collar pop culture : from NASCAR to Jersey Shore / M. Keith Booker, editor
popref HD4901 .B59 2012
Summary: “This book provides a sophisticated, accessible, and entertaining examination of the intersection between American popular culture and working-class life in America.”–Back cover
Contents: V. 1. Film, music, and sports — v. 2. Television and the culture of everday life
Icons of women’s sport / Steven J. Overman and Kelly Boyer Sagert
popref GV697.A1 O984 2012
Summary: “This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams”– Provided by publisher
Contents: Series Foreword — Preface — Introduction — Chronology
VOLUME ONE — Stacy Allison — Joan Benoit — Bonnie Blair — Zola Budd — Cara-Beth Burnside — Nadia Comaneci — Gertrude Ederle — Peggy Fleming — Dawn Fraser — Althea Gibson — Steffi Graf — Florence Griffith Joyner — Dorothy Hamill — Mia Hamm — Sonja Henie — Mamie “Peanut” Johnson — Jackie Joyner-Kersee — Billie Jean King
VOLUME TWO — Olga Korbut — Julie Krone — Lisa Leslie — Nancy Lopez — Donna Lopiano — Shirley Muldowney — Martina Navratilova — Danica Patrick — Mary Lou Retton — Manon Rheaume — Dot Richardson — Dawn Riley — Wilma Rudolph — Picabo Street — Sheryl Swoopes — Dara Torres — Venus Williams and Serena Williams — Babe Didrikson Zaharias — Selected Bibliography
African Americans and popular culture / edited by Todd Boyd
popref E185.625 .A384 2008
Contents: v. 1. Theater, film, and television — v. 2. Sports — v. 3. Music and popular art
September 11 in popular culture : a guide / Sara E. Quay and Amy M. Damico, editors
popref HV6432.7 .S455 2010
Contents: Everyday life — News and information — Books — Television — Film — Music — Visual culture — Selected 9/11 Books, TV Shows, Films, Music, and Visual Arts — Further Reading
Female action heroes : a guide to women in comics, video games, film, and television / Gladys L. Knight
popref P94.5.W65 K56 2010
Contents: Preface — Introduction — Timeline — The bionic woman — Buffy the vampire slayer — Catwoman — Charlie’s angels — Chun Li — Chyna — Ellen aka “The Lady” — Ellen Ripley — Emma Peel — Foxy Brown — G.I. Jane — Helen — Jen Yu — Joan of Arc — Kathryn Janeway — Lara Croft — Maggie Fitzgerald — The Powerpuff Girls — Princess Leia — Sarah Connor — Selene — Storm — Thelma and Louise — Wonder Woman — Xena: Warrior Princess
Encyclopedia of African American popular culture / Jessie Carney Smith, editor
popref E174 .E54 2011
Arranged alphabetically
Cult pop culture : how the fringe became mainstream / Bob Batchelor, editor
popref E169.12 .C766 2012
Contents: v. 1. Film and television — v. 2. Literature and music — v. 3. Everyday cult

Female Graphic Novelists
Friday April 20th 2012, 12:26 pm
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Here are some photos of our March display of Female Graphic Novelists. Enjoy!

New Finding Aid – PCL MS-68 Carl Jacobi Collection
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 3:52 pm
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We have a new finding aid up on the web site. It’s for the Carl Jacobi Collection (PCL MS-68). Mr. Jacobi was a notable author of horror, fantasy, science, and adventure fiction.

The finding aid is located at: Try this search to find books Mr. Jacobi wrote in the University Libraries.


Black Romance Authors for Black History Month
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 12:07 pm
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Stop in a take a look at our Black Romance Authors display set up on the first floor of Jerome Library for Black History Month in February. We have manuscript collections for many of these authors.

Thanks to Eric Honneffer for another gorgeous display!