Category Archives: Students in the Stacks

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

Claire Peterson: a poet, a dancer, a thinker, and, for the past three years, Rare Books’s student assistant. Next month, she will add “SLU graduate,” to this list, earning a degree in English, Spanish, and International Studies. (Congratulations, Claire! Life in … Continue reading

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Mystery and Mysticism of María de Jesus de Ágreda (1602-1665)

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises tend to take the spotlight at a Jesuit institution, but it was another book of exercises that caught my attention as I explored the Spanish language items in the stacks. Before picking up María de Ágreda’s … Continue reading

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The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators… for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln (1865)

This latest post by student assistant Claire Peterson will be the last issue of “Students in the Stacks” to feature a work from her list of top Civil War books in Special Collections (though we welcome you to visit us in … Continue reading

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The Evils of Slavery, and the Cure of Slavery (1839)

In this installment of “Students in the Stacks,” Rare Books student assistant Claire Peterson shares another of work from her list of top Civil War books. April is National Poetry Month, so this month’s featured book is an abolitionist text … Continue reading

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On the Secrets of Women

Women’s History Month seems an apt time to explore the myriad ways in which women are represented — as authors, artists, subjects, printers, binders, and former owners — in the works of SLU’s rare book collection. In this installment of “Students in … Continue reading

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Woman’s Work in the Civil War (1867)

March is Women’s History Month, and our latest installment of “Students in the Stacks” features a Civil War book – another from Rare Books student assistant Claire Peterson – that shines a spotlight on women’s roles in warfare. L.P. Brockett … Continue reading

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A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1853)

February is Black History Month, and in this latest issue of “Students in the Stacks,” Claire Peterson calls attention to a lesser known (but fascinating) work by Harriet Beecher Stowe, famed abolitionist author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This is Claire’s … Continue reading

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The Underground Rail Road (1872)

Rare Books is kicking off Black History Month with the latest issue of “Students in the Stacks,” in which student assistant Claire Peterson discusses a work by African American author William Still about the experiences of escaped slaves on the … Continue reading

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The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape (1865)

This latest installment of “Students in the Stacks” features a book that student assistant Claire Peterson discovered while exploring materials related to the Civil War. Throughout the semester, we’ll be posting more from Claire’s list of Civil War finds, so check back often. Espionage, abolition, … Continue reading

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Mediating Between East and West: Confucianism and the Jesuit Order

Are you attending Friday’s lecture by Ronnie Hsia on “Confucian Christianity” in the Matteo Ricci Speakers Series? Then you will be interested in today’s installment of  “Students in the Stacks” by doctoral student Ben Halliburton, in which Ben gives the background … Continue reading

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