Educational Jingles: Set your message to a familiar song

“Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they Jovially twine/ The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS’S Vine.” Recognize the meter? How about now: “O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/ O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” That’s right. Our national anthem is set to another tune. When Americans wanted to … Continue reading

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Flipping through digital scrapbooks

Two weeks ago, I was at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation attending a workshop on preserving historic scrapbooks. Like most people who work with collections of historical materials, I have a love/hate relationship with scrapbooks. Many of them have fantastic commentary and contain unique items that would have otherwise disappeared. I have seen scrapbooks … Continue reading

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