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Focus on the Book: The Ames Almanack (video)

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Recent Posts, Videos From Past Events

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Loyola University Libraries and the Newberry Library welcomed Susan M. Allen, PhD, Director, California Rare Book School, who presented The Other Book: The Ames Almanack Opens a Window on Colonial America at the Third Annual Focus on the Book. We are pleased to provide you with a video of […]



Focus on the Book: The Ames Almanack (photos)

Jan 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Photos From Past Events, Recent Events, Recent Posts

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Loyola University Libraries and the Newbery Library welcomed Susan M. Allen, PhD, Director, California Rare Book School, who presented The Other Book: The Ames Almanack Opens a Window on Colonial America at the Third Annual Focus on the Book. Read full details of the event here. To view photos […]



April 9, 2016: “Singing So Proud”

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Recent Events

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Speaker Series: March 16, 2016

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Past Speakers, Recent Events

Influencing Hemingway cover

Nancy W. Sindelar, PhD

The People and Places That Influenced
Ernest Hemingway

The Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series welcomes educator, Hemingway scholar, and Loyola alumna Nancy W. Sindelar (PhD ’87). Dr. Sindelar will present a talk titled “The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway.” Her program focuses on the people, places, and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world.



Civil War Chicago: Speaker Series (photos)

Nov 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Pictures, Recent Events, Recent Posts

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the Loyola University Libraries welcomed distinguished scholars and Loyola alumni Theodore J. Karamanski (BA ’75, MA ’78, PhD ’79) and Eileen M. McMahon (BA ’79, MA ’83, PhD ’89), editors of Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History for the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series. Drs. Karamanski and McMahon […]



Civil War Chicago: Speaker Series (photos)

Nov 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Photos From Past Events, Recent Events

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the Loyola University Libraries welcomed distinguished scholars and Loyola alumni Theodore J. Karamanski (BA ’75, MA ’78, PhD ’79) and Eileen M. McMahon (BA ’79, MA ’83, PhD ’89), editors of Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History for the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series. Drs. Karamanski and McMahon […]



Focus on the Book: December 8, 2015

Oct 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Susan Allen - FOTB 2015

The Other Book: The Ames Almanack
Opens a Window on Colonial America

Featuring Susan M. Allen, PhD
Director, California Rare Book School
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program

In this age of e-books and e-readers, the word “book” has taken on new meanings. Yet the book in its printed form endures and is highly sought after by the general public, libraries, and book collectors. This lecture series has been created to celebrate the book in print, its form, function, and beauty, its historical importance and lasting nature. Come celebrate with us a “technology” that has been around since Johannes Gutenberg.



Watch “The Great Cartoon Debate”

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Recent Events

The Great Cartoon Debate (Artists at odds: Left, right and completely off-center) was held on April 15, 2015 at the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. The event featured political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Daily Star and was moderated by Don Wycliff, former Chicago Tribune […]



Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Loyola SS Civil War postcard

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor

Theodore J. Karamanski, PhD and Eileen M. McMahon, PhD, editors of Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History will discuss the Civil War’s transformative role in our city’s development as the heartland metropolis and the integral part that Chicagoans played in shaping the course of American history.



Watch John Donoghue’s Talk: Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger

Mar 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events

John Donoghue, PhD, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, presented his talk, Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Court of “King Death”, at the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series on Thursday, February 12, 2015. For more information about John Donoghue and his lecture, please visit […]