A display can be designed by a club, department, or class recognized by the College.
- Promote the use and circulation of library materials.
- Promote the awareness of Harper events, services, clubs/organizations, and courses/curriculum.
- Foster a positive relationship between the Library, our campus departments, clubs/organizations, students and faculty.
- Promote the Mission and Vision of William Rainey Harper College.
NEED MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO SCHEDULE?:
Requests must be made in person, by phone, or e-mail.
Telephone or e-mail: Amy Vracar
The Harper College Library’s website
and view the Display Case Guidelines in the Mission and Policies Page
Can’t wait to see your display in the library!
It is exam time! and you may find yourself longing for spring break. While you are studying in the library, take you mind on a “visual vacation”. Explore the library’s Culture Shock! series and plan you next vacation. Or look at some of the beautiful National Park and outdoor adventure books in our collection. It’s okay to take a break and dream for a moment. Studies show that looking at pictures of inspirational images, or photos of places you have been, help us to shed unwanted stress. One of my favorite books is, National Parks : America’s Best Idea : An Illustrated History. And there’s the book, Everest : Summit of Achievement, an inspiring book illustrating that you can finish what you set out to accomplish.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
African-American history is an important part of the United States. Let’s celebrate this month by… checking out books from the Harper College Library!
A History of African American Theatre
Call Number: PN2270.A35 H55 2005
To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans
Call Number: E185 .T68 2000
Black History in the Pages of Children’s Literature
Call Number: PS173.N4 C37 2007
The Truth that Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender and Freedom
Call Number: E185.86 .S635 1998
The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans
Call Number: E185 .A8 1991
The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women From Colonial America to the Present
Call Number: OVERSIZE E185.86 .F33 1999
Want to learn more?
One Book, One Harper presents!
Attend a screening of the 1987 film Matewan, then attend a discussion by author Carl D. Oblinger, Professor of History at Benedictine University in Springfield (Divided kingdom: work, community, and the mining wars in the central Illinois coals fields during the Great Depression) and Steve Rosswurm, Professor of History at Lake Forest College and editor of The CIO’s Left-Led Unions.
Film screenings on February 6 (noon, A243) and February 8 (7pm,A238)
Discussion with Carl Oblinger and Steve Rosswurm, February 9, (7pm in J143)
All events are free and open to the public!
CARLI Digital collection featured image
Arts and Crafts Village
From William Rainey Harper College’s “William Rainey Harper, Young Man In A Hurry” in CARLI Digital Collections.
The “William Rainey Harper Collection” is intended to honor the life, intelligence, and ambition of Dr. Harper, and other members of his family, and to understand how those same traits are mirrored in the institution that bears his name. Dr. William Rainey Harper, first president of the University of Chicago, came up with many innovations in an attempt to widen the availability of higher education to students who would otherwise not be able to pursue it. In 1881, while teaching at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, Dr. Harper enacted summer school classes, and then created “correspondence courses,” whereby students would correspond by mail with the professor in lieu of attending classes in person. He also called for the creation of “junior colleges” to focus on the first two years of higher education, which would be a preparatory period devoted to general studies—the foundation from which to build knowledge in specialized areas when students attended universities.
The collection contains photographs, political cartoons, diplomas, honors of recognition, news clippings, and other memorabilia. “Arts and Crafts Village” is a 1904 photograph of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. William Rainey Harper was associated with the Institution??either as an instructor or a principal–from 1883 until 1895. This photo shows the Old Dormitory Building which was remodeled for use of Arts and Crafts.
For more information about this and other CARLI Digital Collections, visit http://collections.carli.illinois.edu