Monday, February 18, 2008

Gift of Francis Bailey Newspapers

Dr. Russell and Judith Eaton of Mount Joy, PA recently gifted a significant collection of the Freeman's Journal newspaper to the F&M College Library. The newspapers are contained in a single, period-bound volume and cover the years 1789-1792. The collection consists of 173 consecutive four-page issues, plus 536 tax related broadsheet supplements, and three unique New Year's broadsheets. The Freeman's Journal was printed and published in Philadelphia by renowned 18th-century printer Francis Bailey. The volume is Francis Bailey's personal copy, containing ink annotations, corrections, and marginalia throughout. 

New F&M Institutional Repository

Scholars Square is a new, web-based institutional repository service that collects, preserves, indexes, and distributes the intellectual output of the college. Faculty, professional staff, and students are encouraged to submit scholarly research in the form of Article pre-prints and post-prints, Technical Reports, Working Papers, Conference Presentations, Honors Theses, and Audio/Visual materials. To learn more, go to the library's Scholars Square information page.