November 21, 2013
John F Kennedy in Cleveland, 1962
We have recently added a video into the digital collections of the holdings of Western Reserve Historical Society of footage of John F Kennedy speaking in Cleveland.
Here is the link.
The audio of this visit to Cleveland can be found in its entirety on the John F Kennedy Library and Museum website. Here is a link to that item.
JFK visited Cleveland on October 19th, 1962. In his speech President Kennedy explains how the legislation created by Congressional representatives affects all of the country’s citizens. The President discusses the importance of electing Democratic representatives from Ohio in order for the nation to progress in areas such as labor, housing, and urban renewal.
October 28, 2013
Mary Chisholm Painter Arch
The Mary Chisholm Painter Memorial Gateway, as it was formally named, was designed by Charles Schweinfurth and constructed in 1904, and has also gone by the names: 'Mather Arch' and the 'Painter Arch'. It is located along Euclid Avenue near the Church of the Covenant. The Arch was a gift of William and Mary Stone Chisholm in memory of their daughter, who had died in 1901. William Chisholm was a prominent Cleveland businessman with social and business connections to several Western Reserve University trustees.
The Arch has been part of the local tradition and ceremony on campus. Walking through the arch is symbolic of the transformation the students are embarking on through their journey at Case Western Reserve University and links the Residential College to the history of the university through the spirit of the Flora Stone Mather College for Women that blazed educational paths for women in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The photograph on the left was taken in the 1930s. The contemporary photograph on the right is taken with women on the staff at Kelvin Smith Library.
A link to the original photograph can be found here.
View new image here
September 19, 2013
Squire Valleevue Farm, then and now
This week's photograph is from Squire Valleevue Farm, owned by Case Western Reserve University and located about a half hour east of campus. Squire Valleevue Farm and Valley Ridge Farms encompass over 400 acres and is home to the Farm Food Program, supplying most of its produce to the university community and Bon Appetit.
The house is one of several residences on the property, and is currently home to the University Horticulturist and the Manor House Event Coordinator and family. The house was built in 1900, and the picture on the left is from 1923.
Original image can be seen here.
September 10, 2013
Haydn Hall, then and now
Hayden Hall is located at 11118 Bellflower and currently houses the Kulas Music Library and the Department of Music. The picture on the left was taken in 1902, shortly after construction was finished in 1901. The building was named for Hiram Haydn, Western Reserve University faculty, president and trustee. The building was designed by Charles F. Schweinfurth. The building has been previously used for Mather College student center, Residence halls, Recreation and dining.
The original photograph can be seen here.
September 05, 2013
Now and then: Thwing
This week we look at Thwing, located at 11111 Euclid Ave. The building was dedicated on November 9th, 1934. It has been home to Western Reserve University offices, as well as the University Library and the School of Library Science. The building was named for Charles F. Thwing, a Western Reserve University president. Thwing was the first WRU university-wide library building.
Original image can be seen here
August 06, 2013
Retro Tuesdays: Alpha Chi Omega House- 11421 Bellflower Road
A 'then and now' look at the Alpha Chi Omega House at 11421 Bellflower Road, exterior, south and west sides. Trivia: The house was purchased in 1945 for $19,500. The photo on the left was taken sometime around the early 1950s.
Original photo can be seen here
July 30, 2013
Retro Tuesday: Smith Hall
The photo on the left was taken in the late 1930s/early 1940s of Smith Hall, shortly after the construction of the building had been completed. The building was named for Albert W. Smith, alumnus/faculty and designed by Walker and Weeks. Above the southwest entrance stands a figure of youth, a brazier at his feet evolving into a flame supporting an evaporating dish. In his left hand is a test tube; in his right, a stirring rod.
Trivia: First Case building financed by a loan, at 40 cents a cubic foot.
The original photograph can be seen here
July 23, 2013
Retro Tuesday- Harkness Chapel
The photo this week is of Harkness Chapel, located on the south side of Bellflower Road, between Ford and East Boulevard. The building was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by architect Charles F. Schweinfurth. It was named after Florence Harkness Severance.
July 18, 2013
Research Showcase 2013 posters
There is a new collection recently loaded into Digital Case of some of the posters presented at the 2013 Research Showcase, held on April 13, 2013. Research Showcase is a free public exhibit and is held in Veale Convocation Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.
Exhibits of real-world applications, critical insights, and creative and intellectual activities will be on view for students, faculty, staff, alumni, business and industry leaders and the community, highlighting the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research at CWRU.
Research ShowCASE provides evidence of how research brings value to CWRU, our community and the world.
July 16, 2013
Introducing: Retro Tuesday! CWRU Then and Now photographs
Introducing our new 'Retro Tuesday' photo series, which will use images from the 'Places' subcollection in Digital Case from the University Archives image collection.
The building was dedicated in October of 1892 and was designed by Coburn and Barnum architects. It was the first Western Reserve University women's dormitory constructed and was named for Linda Guilford. The building is located at 11112 Bellflower Road.
The original image can be found here.
April 25, 2013
Discussions: Case Research Undergraduate Journal
Discussions is the Undergraduate Research Journal of Case Western Reserve University. It was started in 2006 and has since created 10 issues. Each issue contains research papers submitted and reviewed by Undergraduate students. Currently, the journal publishes 1 issue a semester with anywhere from 3-6 papers per issue. Each submission undergoes a rigorous screening process with about a 30 percent acceptance rate into the paper. Afterwards, each paper is copy edited numerous times by a team of copy editors. The journal is printed by Herald Printing and is distributed free of charge to anyone. The research papers are printed with the permission of the research mentor. The journal currently has 6 board members and around 20-30 other members. The faculty advisor is Sheila Pedigo from the SOURCE office at Case Western Reserve University and Discussions is under Media Board at Case.
The collection is now live in Digital Case, and will updated regularly with new additions.
March 01, 2013
Digital Case redesign
We are currently working on a redesign project for Digital Case which will include upgrades to our digital content management system, as well as interface and UX improvements. Check back for more information and news later this year!
January 31, 2013
New collection: Operation Research Reports
We have just loaded a new collection of over 600 Operation Research technical reports, dating from 1956. This collection represents a unique aspect of research at the university, and more information on the current department can be found here.
Additionally, more recent technical reports can be found at this link
January 08, 2013
Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: Continuation of The Reilly Digital Catalogue of Mahler's Musical Manuscripts
The Mahler Manuscript Catalog represents a model of the Freedman Fellowship in which the subject expertise of a faculty member is combined with the experience of a research services librarian and the skills of library IT staff to create digital scholarship.
Stephen Hefling will present an overview of his working methods illustrated with examples that are fully described in The Reilly Catalogue. In addition he'll offer a hint of future possibilities through a short electronic visit to the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna.
More information here
Stephen Toombs will describe how the library staff assisted Dr. Hefling in translating Edward R. Reilly's catalogue raisonne of the music manuscripts of Gustav Mahler into an Oracle database which will become the foundation of a searchable online catalog. This work included envisioning possible user search patterns, defining data points and what their definitions imply for storage of data within the Oracle database, authority control for data points, and inputting protocols.
December 21, 2012
New collection: Law Library- Docket newsletter
We have just indexed a new collection in Digital Case of the most recent 2012 Docket newsletters which is the student-run, weekly newsletter of CWRU School of Law. We will continue to add to this collection with backdated newsletters in the coming months.
To access the collection, click here
December 14, 2012
Digital Media from the Kulas Music Library
Recordings made by Case ensembles, either as one-of-a-kind instantaneous-disc recordings or as semi-commercial stamped 33 1/3 rpm albums. The majority of these recordings are by the CIT Men’s Glee Club, which was one of the preeminent collegiate male choral ensembles in the country. Other ensembles represented include the CIT Band, the CIT Stage Band, the CWRU Jazz Ensemble, and the University Circle Chorale.
Currently, there are six titles in this collection:
Cantate Domino (Case Institute of Technology Men's Glee Club- 1969)
Case men sing (Case Institute of Technology Men's Glee Club-1960)
For the first time (Case Western Reserve University Jazz Ensemble I- 1980)
Old Main 403 (Case Institute of Technology Men's Glee Club-1960)
The University Circle Chorale, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio (Case Western Reserve University University Circle Chorale-1972)
Would you believe (Case Institute of Technology Stage Band-1965
Collection can be found here
December 13, 2012
George Crile WWI Journals
Dr. George W. Crile (1864-1943), house surgeon at Lakeside Hospital and professor of surgery at the Medical School of Western Reserve University, was known internationally for his surgical techniques and medical research. During World War I, Dr. Crile organized a unit of doctors and nurses from Lakeside Hospital to assist the Allies in treating and caring for the war wounded. The Lakeside Unit spent the first three months of 1915 at the American Ambulance in Paris. During this period, Dr. Crile kept a personal account of his experience. Upon his return to Cleveland, Dr. Crile and his wife, Grace McBride Crile, organized these accounts, along with personal and professional correspondence and letters from soldiers he had treated, and compiled a three volume set of “diaries”. Copies of this set were given to members of the Lakeside Unit as a memento.
To access this collection, click here