(It’s not a pool.)

Have you ever wondered what exactly we’ve been keeping in the library’s basement?  Besides the luxurious GRPL Employee Pool and Day Spa.  Well, you’re in luck. Starting this month the fine folks of the Computer Desk and Periodicals Department will become biblio-archaeologists, delving into the darkness and creating monthly displays highlighting collections of interesting magazines and topics that can date back to the 1700′s!  Ancient mysteries will be revealed, hidden truths exposed! (Horrible curses unleashed!?)

This month’s display?  Frank Lloyd Wright.

Between 1908 and 1952, Frank Lloyd Wright authored a series of ground-breaking articles for the Architectural Record. In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s death (April 9, 1959), the articles, “In The Cause of Architecture”, are being showcased in their original format along with accolades and images of Wright’s work from the Library’s Periodical Storage Collection.

Better news yet, you don’t even have to wait for our monthly displays.  The fine folks at the Reference and Computer desks are always willing to look up and bring you magazines about topics you are interested in!  (Just remember- archived magazines and newspapers can not be checked out, but they are always available to look at, scan, or photocopy!)

We have centuries of material down in the basement, who knows what you will find if you come looking?

 

(Even if we do unleash a mummy plague, at least we can handle it in a relaxing hot tub.)

 

2 Responses to “(It’s not a pool.)”

  1. April 15, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Oh memories of working in the basement! I used to pull back issues of the New Yorker to read Ruth McKenney's stories from the 1930s.

  2. April 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh memories of working in the basement! I used to pull back issues of the New Yorker to read Ruth McKenney’s stories from the 1930s.