The Lucy Scribner Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collections platform!
This project is designed to support the use of digital materials in the curriculum, to provide in-class presentation and teaching tools, and to facilitate access to the collections outside of class for study and research. Currently, featured collections include our Artists’ Books Collection and the very first year of the Skidmore News, with more issues coming soon.
About the Artists’ Books Collection
What distinguishes an artist's book from an art book? Either may be lavishly illustrated and painstakingly constructed. Both may feature the words and ideas of an artist. Both may be printed in limited edition, or conversely, mass marketed to a wide audience. The distinction between the two forms ultimately lies in their conception. Unlike an art book, which is a representation of artists' works and ideas, an artists' book is itself an original work of art, as visually and conceptually whole as a painting or sculpture.
About the Skidmore News Collection
Explore the Skidmore News - the campus authority since 1925 - from the beginning. The campus newspaper, which will be available electronically from 1925 to 2011 when this digitization project is complete, captures not only the history of Skidmore College, but affords glimpses into life in Saratoga Springs over the past 86 years. For more current issues of the SkidNews, please see http://www.skidmorenews.com.
Victorian Illustrated Book Collection
The Scribner Library Special Collections and Archives Department is home to the Norman M. Fox Collection, which features approximately 400 books by authors and illustrators such as Aubrey Beardsley, William Blake, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, George and Robert Cruikshank, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Grimm Brothers, Washington Irving, Sir Walter Scott, William Thackeray, and Oscar Wilde.
Historic Maps of the Saratoga Area
Slated for debut during Spring 2013, is a collection of historic maps of Saratoga Springs and the greater Saratoga County area, including maps that highlight the geographic history of Skidmore College. The collection will contain over 50 maps when completed.