Patricelli Foundation Summer Internship Imaging, 2008

Thanks to a generous grant from the Patricelli Family Foundation, two Goucher students were able to pursue independent research projects in the Special Collections & Archives of the Julia Rogers Library under the supervision of Special Collections Librarian and College Archivist Tara Olivero.  Lara Justis ('10) worked in the Winslow archive, and Cassie Brand ('09) worked in the rare book collection.  Additional internships are available for fall semester of 2008, January 2009,and summer 2009. 


Lara Justis (Goucher 2010), Winslow Collection Finding Aid and Collection Conservation (political correspondence, Maryland legislature and constitutional convention materials, political memorabilia)

Winslow Papers:

Professor Clinton Ivan Winslow (1893-1983), Goucher College Professor of Political Science, 1923-1965, Department Chair 1926-1958.

Plot Plan of Goucher's Towson Campus, 1938

Professor Winslow was instrumental in planning the college's move from its downtown campus to the Towson site on Donnybrook Lane.

Guth Gate (1964) and the Julia Rogers Library (1952, before the Robertson Wing)

Professor Winslow's collection contains a set of photographs from various stages of the campus's construction history.

"In Praise of Water Meters," Baltimore Sun, 1931

One of many articles Professor Winslow published to shape Maryland public policy. Iin 1931, Baltimore residents had unmetered access to its water. He anticipates current environmental water conservation arguments.

Telegram from Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson, 18 September 1940

Professor Winslow's papers preserve a rich trove of political communications in manuscript, typescript, and telegraphs.

"Winslow for Convention" Delegate Flyer, 1967

In addition to his faculty position in Goucher's Political Science Department, Professor Winslow successfully ran as one of Baltimore's delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1967.

Maryland Constitutional Convention, Letter from Senator Joseph Tydings, 12 December 1967

As a Baltimore delegate to the convention debating the first revision to the state constitution in 200 years, Professor Winslow received communications from many lobbying groups, politicians, and private citizens.

Maryland Constitutional Convention Rules, Draft, 1967

Professor Winslow's collection retains draft and final copies of many of the convention's documents.

Professor Winslow Signing the Completed Proposed Maryland Constitution, January 10, 1968

Professor Winslow was the oldest delegate to the convention. In this Baltimore Star photograph by Byron Schumaker, former Governor Tawes looks on as he signs the document.

Letter from Governor Spiro T. Agnew to Professor Winslow, 21 May 1968

Unexpectedly, after years of debate and negotiation, Maryland's voters defeated the proposed constitution. Professor Winslow's files contain many letters responding to the election results.

Winslow Political Memorabilia:

Cleveland-Hendricks, 1884

Maryland BYPU, 1904

Parker-Davis, 1904

William J. Wright, 1911

Woodrow Wilson, 1913-21

Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61

McKinley-Hobart, 1896

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932-36

McKinley-Roosevelt, 1900

Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, MD, 1912

        For another image gallery of Winslow political memorabilia and more information about Professor Winslow's life, click here.


Cassie Brand (Goucher 2009), Dewey to Library of Congress Call Number Conversion and Compilation of the Rare Book Collection "Treasures List"

Works of Martin Luther, 12 volumes, Wittenberg: Lorenz Schwenk, 1554-73

A masterful early print edition produced over 20 years to support the Protestant cause by establishing an authorized corpus of its greatest proponent's works. The title page engraving depicts Luther praying at the foot of the cross with his ally, Philip Melancthon.

Baptista Mantuanus, printer's colophon for De suorum temporum calamitatibus (Venice: Jacopo Pencio, 1499). Gift of John Franklin Goucher.

Mantuanus was among the first authors to become widely published in his own lifetime during the first century of print. This incunabulum is the fifth of five separate Mantuanus editions, all printed in Venice by Pencio during six months of 1499 and probably bound together in that city to the order of their first purchaser.

Mark Twain, front cover, The Stolen White Elephant, etc. (London: Chatto and Windus, 1893). Autograph by the author. Oberdorfer Twain Collection.

The vividly colored cover is also signed by this copy's first owner, "S. McConike." Based on the first page's inscription, this book was a gift given the owner who was celebrating Christmas in Bermuda in 1895.

Mark Twain, The Stolen White Elephant, etc. (London: Chatto and Windus, 1893). Front pastedown and first flyleaf. Oberdorfer Twain Collection.

Late nineteenth-century publishers co-marketed their best sellers with advertisements for a vast array of consumer products, alongside the more familiar ads for their own current lists and the author's back list titles.

H. L. Mencken, autograph letter, 17 January 1928, to Sara Haardt Mencken (Goucher 1920).

Following Sara Haardt Mencken's death in 1935, H.L. Mencken donated their correspondence to his wife's alma mater. Marion Rodgers (Goucher 1981) transcribed and published the letters in Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1987).

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Front Binding

The front cover of this extremely rare and early Dutch printed translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible exhibits the riveted brass corner pieces and fore-edge clasps designed to protect an important book from damage.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Fore-edge with brass clasp.

The lower clasp has perished, but the remaining clasp testifies to the sheer mass of the edition it was meant to protect by keeping the pages tightly closed and safe from dust, light, or moisture.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Old Testament Title Page

The hand-colored first title page promises both Old ("Oude") and New ("Nieuvve") Testaments, but the editions were completed sixteen years apart. A subscription may have underwriten printing and assured buyers of receiving the second part. An inked-out owner's signature can be found at the foot of the page.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Table of Contents for Old Testament

Woodcuts illustrate every book of this Bible. The left image appears to depict a sacrifice. On the right, (Numbers 21.4-9) a horned Moses places the bronze snake in a tree in obedience to God's commandment that the rebellious Israelites may be healed.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Royal Permission to Print

Willem Vorsterman was an important sixteenth-century Amsterdam printer of religious works. He printed two editions of Jerome's letters (1515, 1533) while Erasmus was editing Jerome's commentaries on the Bible, and printed Bible translations in other languages, including Lefevre's French Bible (1529).

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Burgermeister's Permission to Print (dated 1528)

This preliminary page authorizes Vorsterman to produce the Bible in the year 1528. The binder assembled this when the earlier Old Testament edition was combined with the following New Testament.

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Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): First (and only surviving) Colophon, 2 February 1514.

Medieval and Early Modern printers ended their works with colophons stating their names and the edition's date. During the later 1500s and early 1600s, colophon information moved to the title page as the apparatus of print editions began to emphasize the most recent copy rather than the completeness of the copy.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Second TItle Page, New Testament, 17 November 1530 (?)

Facing the Old Testament edition's colophon (left), this title page reasserts Vorsterman's privilege to print this edition. Note that he reuses the same woodcut border seen on first title page, printed over a decade earlier.

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Last surviving page of Revelations (22.1-14).

The woodcut dramatically illustrates the angel of Revelations 21 showing the dreaming prophet the new Jerusalem descending from Heaven. Our copy ends in mid-verse of chapter 22, verse 14: "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (KJV).

Dutch Sammelbänd

Bible, Old Testament (Antwerp 1514) and New Testament (Antwerp 1530?): Back cover paste-down.

The bookplate records the name of our Bible's donor, "Theodore Hooper, Esq." A Hooper family owned and operated a major Baltimore area weaving mill during the late nineteenth century.