Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Celebrating our Veterans


Library of Congress Veterans History Project 

Recognizes Vietnam Veterans


Like many of businesses Waggoner library was closed on Memorial Day.  It was a time for us to be with our friends & families and reflect on the contribution our military veterans have made to our lives.   The LOC announced that the final installment of the Veterans History Project’s (VHP) year-long special "Experiencing War" website series recognizing the 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War [launched] May 24. "Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 4," highlights the diverse wartime stories of veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The veterans in this series represent a variety of branches, service locations and military roles. These extraordinary personal accounts are digitized and accessible on VHP’s website, www.loc.gov/vets/.

In addition to oral history interviews, several of the collections feature extensive manuscript and photographic materials. The collection of combat medic Edwin Mark Trawczynski offers a visual testimony of his experiences in country. His extensive photographic documentation illustrates daily scenes of life in Vietnam, while his correspondence with his family narrates his experience from his second day in Vietnam until a month before his departure.

Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the first-hand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the current conflicts, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/vets/ or call the toll-free message line at (888) 371-5848. Subscribe to the VHP RSS to receive periodic updates of VHP news.

- From News from the Library of Congress

Monday, May 13, 2013

Trevecca Launches New Mobile App
Trevecca Nazarene University released a new mobile app to provide information about the university to its students, alumni, faculty, staff and the public.  The app is available for iPhone and Android and is free and available through the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Short Story Month

 May is National Short Story Month.  There are many authors who have written in this literary form: Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Jack London, John Updike, Kate Chopin, and Flannery O'Connor, to name just a few.   One of my personal favorites is O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) with his poignant The gift of the Magi and the comical The ransom of Red Chief.  Waggoner Library has titles from all of these authors as well as many other short story writers.  This month why not check out what short stories Waggoner Library has to offer?  In the Catalog Search box you can type in a particular author or just the Subject "Short Stories."  Below are some sample titles:

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

Points of view: an anthology of short stories

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Nine stories by J.D. Salinger

Bernice bobs her hair and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald