“Call me a female politician, I glory in the name!”

The Friends of the Library cordially invite you to:
“Call me a female politician, I glory in the name!”: Female Dorrites and Antebellum Partisanship
A talk by Susan Graham
Doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota, and Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society
Tuesday, August 2, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 003
(Located on the Brown University College Green, across from University Hall and next to Faunce House)
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Thomas Wilson Dorr’s birth. Dorr is renown in Rhode Island history as the principal draftsman of the People’s Constitution, an attempt in 1841 to expand voting rights beyond the strict limitations that existed under the state’s colonial charter still in effect at that time. Susan Graham’s talk will examine the role of women in the Dorr Rebellion.
This event is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

CRIARL Union List of Serials Removed

Brown has served as the host and the editorial office for the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries (CRIARL) Union List of Serials since the early 80s. The List has shared space on the Josiah server since 1996 after it migrated to the Innovative Interfaces software. CRIARL has decided that the cost of maintaining the List in the current environment is too expensive and therefore the Union List ceased to exist as of June 30th; the links to the CRIARL Union List have been removed from the Library’s web page. The serial holdings of those CRIARL libraries that are not members of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) are in the process of being added to the HELIN database and will be available there soon.
Before closing this chapter, people at Brown who have invested time and effort in the creation and maintenance of the List need to be mentioned. Chief among these is Gretchen Yealy who has nearly single-handedly managed its operation and maintenance. Also, Gavin Ferriby (since departed) contributed substantially during his time here and Howard Pasternack.
For more information contact: Steven_Thompson@brown.edu