CONTENTdm Featured Collections: July 2017

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This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for July are Rider Campus Life Photograph Collection, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center collection and the Chattanooga Postcards and Viewbooks collection.

Rider Campus Life Photograph Collection

Rider Campus Life Photograph Collection

Rider University

This collection contains photographs depicting student life at Rider on both the original Trenton and current Lawrenceville campuses. Homecoming festivities, dances, dorm and classroom scenes, and student organizations are all represented. The photographs offer a glimpse into the Rider student experience over the decades.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center collection

Marin County Free Library 

This collection of images documents the construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Civic Center, based on slide collections of Harold Stockstad and Davina Kosh. Stockstad was chairman of the Marin Council for Civic Affairs, who garnered support for Wright’s design for the Civic Center campus. Stockstad presented his slide show to citizens throughout Marin and was instrumental in ending the work stoppage ordered by Supervisor Fusselman in January 1961. Davina Kosh, a poet and long-time San Rafael resident, photographed the Hall of Justice under construction while working for the Marin County Veterans Service Office.

Chattanooga Postcards and Viewbooks

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Postcards and Viewbooks digital collection features souvenir postcards and books dating to the early 20th century. The collection depicts points of interest in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, including Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga and downtown. Explore the history of tourism in Chattanooga through the historic images captured in viewbooks and postcards in this digital collection.

A description from this collection: From Point Lookout, at its northern extremity, there lies below a scene which no section of the United States can excel; indeed, it is doubtful if it can be equaled in America. The faint blue outlines of the Cumberland Mountains lie off to the northwest, between them and Lookout stretching the lower peaks of the Sand and Raccoon Mountains. Walden's Ridge, Cameron Hill, and Sherman Heights continue the line to the east, where Missionary Ridge, backed by the Great Smokies, unites to form the eastern circumference of the vast semicircle revealed at this spot. In the foreground wind the silvery waters of the Tennessee, whose picturesque convolutions describe here a remarkable curve, known as Moccasin Bend. Through the parks and woodlands countless driveways and foot-paths branch in every direction, leading one to scenes of exquisite beauty, and the visitor finds it difficult to choose a favorite walk where all are so charming and full of historic interest.