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I remember the original Hillman Library. It had an open construction, and there were rooms where students could go to study. I occasionally used them with my friends. I also remember the librarian shouting to the students there that they should be less noisy so those who wanted to study could do so. I especially remember walking past the entrance in August of 1967, when I started at the University, looking at the 1967 carved in the stone and wondering what it would look like after 50 years. I intend to go and look at it this August.


I'm one of those people who just like being in libraries and bookstores.. it's where I feel most comfortable (I worked in the Stacks). Hillman was my first time getting to know this part of myself. I've gone on to work in the book publishing industry - Hillman was really my first time getting paid to handle and look at books.


Meiji Japan - Edward Morse collection

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Edward S Morse (1838-1925) was a great polymath – notable for his work in natural history, ethnography and art history – but, perhaps most famous for his work in bringing Japan and the West closer together. Devoting much of his life to the task of documenting life in Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization, Meiji Japan offers full access to Morse's diaries, journals and correspondence on a myriad of subjects at the time.


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 Includes a variety of analyst reports from major investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms.

Rock's Backpages

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Over 35,000 articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text

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A collection of primary source material and periodicals for the study of music and musical life from 1760 to 1966.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Historical)

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This database provides full page and article images with searchable full text for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003) The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue in PDF format.

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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online

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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context.


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