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American Plays

The Music and Media Collections at O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library has so many viewing categories to choose from! Be sure to visit us on the first floor and check out the many performances of classic American plays.

A Raisin in the Sun (1961) is the definitive adaptation of playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s powerful work, featuring the incomparable Sidney Poitier. A stellar cast (including Claudia McNeil) brings this drama to life in which an American family struggles against racism to achieve the American dream. This play is essential viewing.
PS 3515 .A515 R3 1999 DVD

Eugene O’Niell’s play Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962) follows the story of an American family torn apart by addiction and illness. It was the first film in history in which all four leading actors won Best Acting awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Jr., and Dean Stockwell star.
PS 3529 .N5 L6 2004 DVD

Dustin Hoffman leads the cast of the 1985 adaptation of Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman. The drama centers on a Willy Loman, a traveling salesman battling demons of the past. Our DVD copy contains a feature-length documentary that takes a close look at the collaboration between Hoffman, director Volker Schlöndorff, and Arthur Miller himself.
PS 3525 .I5156 D4 2002 DVD

 

Sarah Pavey

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Happy National Library Week!

Happy National Library Week!

This week, April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support.  This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities

Want to celebrate with us?  The University libraries have events all week long:

National Library Week poster with events listed for each day

Check out our Library Week page for details on all the events.

Online Trivia Contest:

New trivia questions posted each day!

Books Sales:

Both O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Ireland libraries will be having their annual book sale, featuring donated and withdrawn material.

This year, Fallon Advertising Agency donated their entire print library.  This includes hundreds of beautiful art and photography books and other books for visual inspiration.  Do not miss this!

  • O’Shaughnessy-Frey book sale: Monday – Friday, noon – 6 pm, OSF 108
  • Ireland Library book sale and silent auction: Monday – Friday, normal business hours, in the reference room.

Other Celebrations:

Saturday, April 6:

  • Game night at Ireland library, 6 – 9 pm

Monday, April 8:

  • Find librarians and donut holes at the CSA (1st floor Murray-Herrick) where you can ask for advice on holes in your research.
  • Find librarians at a pop-up at ASC Dorsey Way

Tuesday, April 9:

  • Music and Media open house in the OSF rotunda, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Cadenza Mini-concert in the OSF rotunda, 12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 10:

  • Japanese book binding demonstration, OSF 302, 10 – 11 am
  • Author event: Scott Wright reads from his book, “Windows: Japan and the U.S. in the 1980s.”

Thursday, April 11:

  • Mini-golf in the Minneapolis Skyway between Keffer and Schoenecker libraries
  • Late Night Scavenger Hunt, in OSF library, 10:30 pm.  Preregistration requested.

 

 

 

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Arthur Rubinstein

In need of an invigorating musical performance this summer? Visit The Music and Media Collections on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library and pick up one of our Deutsche Grammophon video recordings. At the age of 88, world-renowned Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein performs classical piano compositions by Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin, and Camile Saint-Saens. Andre Previn conducts this beautifully powerful performance.

Rubenstein: Piano Concertos: M1010 .R897 P53 2006 DVD

Additional classical concerts can be found streaming on the classical music collection Medici.tv. In addition to opera, Medici has many instrumental performances like the excellent chamber music group The Psophos Quartet. This French-based group performs string compositions by Edvard Grieg and Claude Debussy with great energy and poise.

By Sarah Pavey

Archbishop Ireland Library, Database Highlights & Trials, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Theology

February Database Trial: World Christian Database

During the month of February, the University of St. Thomas Libraries will be conducting a trial of Brill’s World Christian Database. Click on the blue hyperlink to try the database: World Christian Database.

World Christian Database is an electronic reference source that contains statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and groups of people. It also includes extensive details on 238 countries and 13,000 ethno-linguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. This trial runs through February 28, 2019.

Please try the database and send your comments to Curt LeMay at nclemay@stthomas.edu.

 

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Musicals

Experience the magic of musicals with the Music and Media Collections! We’re located on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library to the right of the Main Circulation desk.

If you want a close-up look at the history of musicals in America, check out Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. This feature-length documentary charts the significant contribution to Broadway by famous Jewish composers like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and the Gershwins. It also features classic performances by Barbara Streisand, Joel Grey, and Nathan Lane of this uniquely American art form.
ML1711.8 .N3 B76 2012 DVD

Go on a thrilling ride with My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s original play. The film stars a young Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a penniless flower girl in the dirty streets of London taken in by Professor Higgins for the sake of a linguistic experiment. Don’t miss this Academy Award-winning feature musical!
M1500 L64 M9 2004 DVD

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) is a remarkable French musical in which every word of dialogue is sung! Catherine Deneuve stars in this stylish film about the life and loves of a young woman working in an umbrella boutique in Normandy. It’s a film full of romance and heart.
PN1997 .P376 2004 DVD

This is only a selection! We have titles such as Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, The Music Man, Roger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and many others!

By Sarah Pavey

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Ireland Library offers new database free to alumni.

The Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library offers the University of St. Thomas and The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity alumni free access to the ATLASerials for ALUM Database.

ATLASerials for ALUM is an ecumenical database that provides access to key articles, book reviews, and essays found in more than 450 theological journals representing the varied fields within the discipline of religious studies and includes a significant amount of scholarship related to Roman Catholicism. It comprises content from over 30 countries and in 16 languages.

ATLASerials for ALUM contains merged and new content previously contained in the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index for Alums and the ATLA Religion Database for Alums. Alumni who used the former databases must request the most recent web address in order to access the new combined database. New users also need to request access to this service.

Please contact Library Director, Curt LeMay, for more information: nclemay@stthomas.edu.

 

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Kanopy Changes October 20/2018

Kanopy changes. On October 20 access to Kanopy will be limited due to high cost. We will continue having access but will be limited to faculty use and student research only. If you find a video in CLICSEARCH that is from Kanopy and you need it for class click the link and follow the instructions. In the future, if we are able to renegotiate a different price model we may be able to offer full access again.

Faculty: if you have used titles from Kanopy to show in class and cannot find them, please contact the Music & Media Collections, libmedia@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5447 for help.

In the meantime, I encourage you to use other excellent databases that have movies and documentaries. These include:

  • Popular Films Online and DVD Explore this guide, it will show you different movie collections.
  • Swank
    Swank Digital Campus is a collection of more than 200 major motion pictures. Swank works best with Chrome or Firefox version 47 and up.
  • Digitalia Films
    Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of films and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil).
  • World Cinema
    The World Cinema Collection includes more than 350 movies from directors across the globe; it includes the silent era, American and European films from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films.
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October database TRIAL: ProQuest Religion Database

During the month of October, the University of St. Thomas Libraries will be conducting a trial of the ProQuest Religion Database.

 

 

ProQuest Religion Database covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions. In addition, there are many titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.

Please this try out the database and give us your comments. Click on Religion Database to connect to the trial site.

This trial runs through October 31, 2018. Please send your comments to Curt LeMay at the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library at nclemay@stthomas.edu.

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Neuroscience DVDs


Get a closer look at the brain with some neuroscience DVDs in the Music and Media Collections. We’re on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library to the right of the Main Circulation Desk. Please feel free to step in and look around!

Brain Story: New Frontiers in Brain Research is a six part series featuring research by neuroscientist Dr. Susan Greenfield. Outstanding 3D graphics bring the brain to life as you learn about the deep complexities of the human brain. Each 50-minute section of this BBC production focuses on a different aspect of the brain, utilizing study from biology, linguistics, and psychology.
QP 376 .B73 2003 pt. 1-6 DVD

In the 2015 PBS production The Brain, neuroscientist David Eagleman takes you on a journey through the wonders of the human brain. Through this six part series, he addresses big questions about humanity with a unique combination of personal stories and innovative special effects.
QP 376 .B365 2015 disc 1-2 DVD

If you’re looking for a more technical approach, check out Discovering the Human Brain: New Pathways to Neuroscience. Dr. Susan Bookheimer uses the resources of UCLA’s Brain Mapping Center to illustrate the history of neuroscience. She charts the development of our understanding of the brain from the reliance on autopsies in the past to our use of MRI machines today.
QP 385 .D57 2007 DVD

 

By Sarah Pavey

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Kanopy Changes

Kanopy changes. Unfortunately, we have to limit the access to Kanopy due to its high costs. We get charged $150 per title every three clicks on a film for 30 seconds or more, even if the film is not watched. For this reason, access will be limited to faculty use and student research only. In the future, if we are able to renegotiate a different price model we may be able to offer full access again.

Faculty: if you have used titles from Kanopy to show in class and cannot find them, please contact the Music & Media Collections, libmedia@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5447 for help.

In the meantime, I encourage you to use other excellent databases that have movies and documentaries. These include:

  • Swank
    Swank Digital Campus is a collection of more than 200 major motion pictures. Swank works best with Chrome or Firefox version 47 and up.
  • Digitalia Films
    Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of films and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil).
  • World Cinema
    The World Cinema Collection includes more than 350 movies from directors across the globe; it includes the silent era, American and European films from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films.