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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: May 2018

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

This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website:  the Bonbonniere Collection, the Burrell Collection, and the Voyager-Jeana Yeager Digital Collection.   

 

The Bonbonniere Collection

The Bonbonniere Collection

Dana Hall School

This collection consists of student newspapers with issues dating from December 1890 to June 1893.

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida, was recently contacted by Larry Ellis, great-grandson of Horace Burrell, who served as the builder for the Singing Tower at the Gardens. Mr. Ellis and his wife, Norma, drove from Ashburn, Virginia, to hand-deliver a collection of personal effects once belonging to Mr. Burrell and his son, Edward. The collection includes two handwritten journals, a scrapbook of news articles, and numerous photographs, all detailing the Tower’s construction.

The Voyager-Jeana Yeager Digital Collection

The Voyager-Jeana Yeager Digital Collection

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Following in the path of pioneers of American aviation, Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan became the first to fly nonstop and nonrefueled around the world in December 1986, a singular achievement in the history of human endeavors. In addition to her world record-setting flight, Ms. Yeager set many records in the early to mid-1980s for speed, endurance, and distance.

The Voyager-Jeana Yeager digital collection is a very small sample of some of the items from the Jeana Yeager Collection, one of the largest collections of aviation materials available to the public. The Jeana Yeager Collection is housed in the Special Collection Department of the James G. Gee Library at Texas A&M University–Commerce.