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#OnThisDay: Jonestown

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, thirty-nine years ago, over nine hundred individuals, made up of mostly Americans, committed a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Rapaport (2013) states, “Jonestown … Continue reading

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The Traveling Archives

Have you always wanted to learn more about Rice Library’s Archival Collections? Maybe you were too afraid to come to the archives, maybe you weren’t sure what you wanted to see. The good news is that our Archives and Reference Librarian, … Continue reading

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Bizarre Books

The rolling snowball of knowledge has gradually accumulated weight during society’s educational, industrial, and technological rise. The dark corners of the unexplored have been blasted with light; every nook, cranny, crevice, and dust mite dismembered, analyzed, and put back together … Continue reading

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~ADVICE FOR SPRING FINALS 2K15

What was once an irritating suspicion is now a raging wind that propels the hand of death forward, latching onto the Screagle with a firm, relentless grip. I am talking about finals! Yes, the season we all dread, but simultaneously … Continue reading

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The Realities of Social Media

With one semester as the Rice Library’s social media intern under my belt, I think it necessary to divulge what I have learned. Books are cool, okay? As a youth I enjoyed books but the obsession whittled away quickly upon … Continue reading

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