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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: May 2012

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for May are the International Collections Database, the Sykes Editorial Cartoon Collection, the Science Fiction Fanzine Index and English's Opera House.


International Collections Database

University of Washington Libraries

The International Collections database showcases some of the visual materials held by the Special Collections Division that focus on collections beyond the scope of the Pacific Northwest region. In this digital collection we feature selected photographs and postcards from Asia and South America including scenes from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, 1870s-1930s. Represented are historical events, typical street scenes and native people in traditional dress.


Sykes Editorial Cartoon Collection

Virginia Commonwealth University

Charles Henry 'Bill' Sykes (1882-1942) was a well respected editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in a number of periodicals including newspapers in Philadelphia. The Sykes Editorial Cartoon Collection consists of 297 original editorial cartoons, four unfinished sketches, a U.S. War Bond poster, and a U.S. Victory poster by Sykes. The cartoons appeared in the Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia) and illustrate the events of the late 1930s and early 1940s with a focus on American reaction to the aggressions of the Axis powers before the U.S. entry into World War II.


Science Fiction Fanzine Index

University of Iowa

Fanzines are magazines created by the fans rather than being produced professionally. The subject of 'zines, as they are sometimes called, varies widely; they may be about books, music, comic books, movies or sports. In 2004, The University of Iowa Libraries received an enormous collection of science fiction fanzines accumulated by Martin M. (Mike) Horvat, who was offering the set in an online auction. A sampling of covers and tables of contents from the fanzines has been digitized in order to give scholars and fans a sense of this unique collection.


English's Opera House

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

Formally opening on September 27, 1880, English’s Opera House quickly became Indianapolis’ leading theater presenting not only opera but drama, musical comedy, ballet, concerts, minstrel shows, lectures, vaudeville and film. Anyone interested in the history of Indianapolis will find much to enjoy in this collection. These are not only programs but also ads for city businesses, previews and reviews of productions, even some jokes and commentary.