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Open Books Friday April 10

Open Books will meet Friday, April 10, at noon in the Library (LB 230).  We will be discussing Alic Goffman's On the Run.  Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives—family, relationships, jobs—into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences.  Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing.

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Open Books Friday March 13

Open Books will meet Friday, March 13, at noon in the Library.  We will be discussing Walter Isaacson's Benjamin Franklin:  an American Life. In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.

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New Primary Source Collections from Gale

The IU Southeast Library is happy to provide the following new primary source collections from the publisher Gale:

British Literary Manuscripts Online

An online archive that provides access to the poems, plays, novels, diaries letters, and more of many major British authors, written between 1660-1900. This collection also provides access to rare primary source materials from the medieval and early modern periods, c.1100 to 1660, including letters, poems, stories, plays, chronicles, religious writings and commonplace books.

Chatham House Online Archive

Provides access to the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.

Financial Times Historical Archive

Provides access to the Financial Times, the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper, from 1888-2010.

The Independent logo

Provides full-text access to The Independent, a major British daily national newspaper, from its launch in 1986 through the end of 2012.

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Provides access to primary sources materials covering the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.

Liberty Magazine ImageLiberty Magazine Historical Archive

Liberty, a weekly illustrated magazine, charted the course of middle America from 1924-1950 with art, stories, and feature articles from some of the 20thcentury’s greatest authors, celebrities, artists, and politicians. Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 features the complete run of the magazine, including more than 17,000 stories and articles ranging from mystery and suspense to autobiography and humor, and revealing the attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and desires that drove middle class America in the first half of the 20th Century.

Listener Historical Archive

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets; W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.

As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.

Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

This collection provides coverage of Brazilian history, politics and literature. The majority of this collection is in Portuguese, with additional content in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Latin.

State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe

Includes the official records of the Secretaries of State serving the ruling monarch, from 1509-1782. This collection contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, parliamentary drafts and depositions from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators on almost every subject.

Sunday Times ImageLondon Sunday Times

Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large. Murder, theatre, sport and politics – all collide in its pages in an abundance of glorious narrative detail.

World-famous for its cutting-edge investigative journalism, the U.K. newspaper broke many of the key stories of the twentieth century, including the thalidomide scandal in the 1960s, the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet double-agent, and the revelations about the Israeli nuclear program in 1986. In more than 800,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006 is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.

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Access to Associated Press Archive from Gale

The IU Southeast Library is happy to provide access to:


Associated Press Collections Online - An archive of primarily 20th century news materials that provide original perspectives on historical events around the world from a distinguished news reporting organization.

Specific sub-collections in this resource include:

The News Features & Internal Communications Collection highlights the interpretive and analytic side of journalism and tells the story of The Associated Press itself.  The news features, dating from 1940, include news analysis, human interest stories, and entertainment and sports reporting. Written by many of the AP's best writers, these pieces allowed journalists the freedom to address cultural happenings, examine the back story, and provide an interpretation of events.  This collection also provides rare access to an array of internal AP publications dating from the turn of the century. The AP World and other in-house serial publications cover staff news, company news, technological innovations, bureau histories, news policies, and weekly tallies of the AP's top stories. Non-serial publications include a wide variety of informational and promotional brochures, AP style manuals, handbooks for correspondents, and technical manuals. Together, these publications are an invaluable source of information about the AP and its staff as well as the history of news coverage, news transmission, and photo technology. Also included in the collection are unpublished histories and personal papers of AP staff members.

AP: U.S. City Bureaus Collection  Breaking news since 1846, the Associated Press (AP) has long been relied on for delivering accurate, timely news. This collection offers access to records from the AP's Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004.

Records include news stories in various stages of production, covering major social movements, natural disasters, crime, disease, politics, and hundreds of other topics of regional or national importance. Also included in bureau records are correspondence between the bureau and the New York office, memos, meeting notes, and more.

The Washington D.C. Bureau Collection provides access to bureau records (1938-2009), documenting the administrations of seven U.S. presidents. The collection contains an extensive trove of wire copy and includes coverage of press conferences, travel, speeches, campaigns, and messages to Congress.

The copy reflects the major events of each presidency, including the Kennedy assassination, Watergate and the Nixon impeachment hearings. This collection also includes biographical files maintained for the purpose of writing obituaries—files on statesmen, entertainers, scientists, politicians, and other prominent people ranging from Indira Gandhi to John Lennon to Cesar Chavez. In addition, the collection offers extensive coverage of US elections and campaigns.

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Open Books Friday Feb. 13

Open Books will meet Friday, February 13, at noon in the Library.  We will be discussing Jill Lepores's book Book of Ages:  The Life and Times of Jane Franklin.  From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin;s youngest sister and a history of history itself.  Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a pssionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd communicator.  Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve.

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Loeb Classical Library now available

The IU Southeast Library is happy to announce that we now provide access to Loeb Classical Library

Founded by James Loeb in 1911, the mission of the Loeb Classical Library has always been to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility, and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

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Library CLOSED Monday January 20

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday January 20.

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Spring 2015 Open Books



January 9 The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
February 13 Book of Ages: Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
 March 13
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
April 10
On the Run by Alice Goffman
May 8
Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy Winkfield by Ed Hotaling
June 12
Raised on Radio by Graham Nachman
July 1 Plutocrats:  The Rise of the New Super-rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
August 14 Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olav Enquist

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