Collins Memorial Library

“At-Home” Preservation with Gudrun Aurand, Thursday, October 9th, 4–5:30 p.m.

Archives & Special Collections, Collins Memorial Library

In celebration of Archives Month, join us for this informational presentation to learn about how you can maintain your personal papers, photographs, and documents. Topics covered include the properties of paper, evaluation points, basic cleaning of documents, damaged documents, and storing documents. READ MORE...

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New Resources at Collins!

Check out Collins Library NEW RESOURCES! We've got new books, films, and more

2013 - 2014 BANNED OR CHALLENGED BOOKS: "Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan" by Jeanette Winter

The book is about the Taliban taking control of an Afghan village and preventing girls from going to school.  After Nasreen’s father is kidnapped and presumed killed, her grandmother smuggles her each day to an underground school where she can learn to read and write. It was challenged in New York schools because of its violent illustrations and storyline. Find the book in Collins Library here

Fighting Tuberculosis with Art

In 1931, the Michigan Tuberculosis Association issued four lithograph posters meant to encourage in children the healthful effects of the outdoors. It had long been held that fresh air was, if not an antidote for the contagion, then at least a form of prevention.  READ MORE...