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This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for December are A Fruitful Heritage, Louis H. Sullivan Ornaments, American Almanacs, and the Moving Image Collection.
Missouri State University
The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station was established by the Missouri legislature in 1899. In the course of their advisement and research, the Station directors and staff documented their work on glass photographic plates, now digitized here. This collection displays the unique heritage of Ozark pomology and consists of a wide range of subjects, locations and practices from the first half of the 20th century.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
This digital exhibit features selected Sullivan ornaments representing thirty-one buildings. They are accompanied by historic photographs showing the ornaments as they originally appeared in the buildings Louis Sullivan designed. The featured ornaments are of various materials including terracotta, limestone, glass, and bronze. A wide range of types of architectural elements are represented, including pediments, lunettes, columns, and even an elevator.
Ball State University Libraries
The American Almanacs collection includes representative samples of almanacs published in the United States, primarily during the 18th century. The almanacs feature calendars, tide charts, lunar and solar observations, accounts of weather patterns, indexes of political activities and government offices, illustrations, and various regional, national, and international statistics.
University of Washington Libraries
The Moving Image Collection consists of clips from home movies, industrial films, documentaries, news footage, and art films dating from 1915 to the 21st Century. It showcases a range of subjects from an oil well fire in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s to riding on the monorail during the Seattle World's Fair.