Latin America and Caribbean

CONTENTdm Featured Collections: November 2013

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 November are McKenney and Hall Indian Tribes of North America, the Levi O. Leonard Railroadiana Digital Collection, Owen J. Gromme Field Notes, and The Newlyweds and Their Baby.

McKenney and Hall Indian Tribes of North America

University of Washington Libraries

Text and hand-colored lithographs from History of the Indian tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian gallery in the Department of War, at Washington by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall (Philadelphia, E. C. Biddle, 1836-1844).

Levi O. Leonard Railroadiana Digital Collection

University of Iowa Libraries

Levi O. Leonard (1854-1942) was a historian, journalist, and long-time employee of the Union Pacific and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroads. He co-authored, with Jack T. Johnson, A Railroad to the Sea (Iowa City: Midland House, 1939) about the building of the Union Pacific. Featured in this digital collection are more than 3,500 digital images representing Leonard's lifetime dedication to and preservation of railroad history.

Owen J. Gromme Field Notes

Edgewood College Library

Twenty-two volumes of field notes which span eight decades of Owen J. Gromme's career as artist, environmentalist and ecologist. Widely regarded as the 20th century's John James Audubon, Gromme was an ardent protector of Wisconsin's natural resources throughout his life. Included in the collection are three volumes from the Cudahy-Massey Expedition of 1928-1929, the expedition that built the African natural history collections at the Field Museum in Chicago and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The Newlyweds and Their Baby

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

The Newlyweds was the first American family newspaper strip. Created in 1904 by George McManus and published in the New York World, the strip centered around an elegant young couple. Baby Snookums was introduced in 1907 to round out the family unit. American comic books got their start in the early 1900s reprinting popular newspaper strips and were sold at newsstands. The Newlyweds and Their Baby (1907) is an example of an early hardcover comic book with heavy glossy paper and color printing. The library's copy is inscribed by McManus with a sketch of baby Snookums.