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Earth Day beginnings on the 1970s campus of Fredonia as seen in the Leader

As environmental activists the world over prepare to mark the 47th Earth Day this Saturday (first observed on April 22, 1970), Reed Library Archives & Special Collections, located in the Carnahan-Jackson Center, invites you to peruse past issues of the University's campus newspaper, the Leader, to get a glimpse of political activism as it manifested on Fredonia’s campus during that time.

As this cover image from the April 16, 1970 issue shows, the environment was making headlines in very similar ways to the present. Pressing global concerns such as DDT, air pollution, overpopulation and reliance on fossil fuels were featured prominently alongside more locally focused issues like the contamination of Canadaway Creek, showing that while much has changed, many of these problems are still with us.

Bound issues of the Leader are available for use in the Archives reading room (current semester hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday). Microfilm copies of the Leader ar…
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Framed: The Shifting Aesthetic Style and Status of Graffiti Writing

This student-created display is now up on walls and study carrels in Reed Library. It aims to ignore the discourse of graffiti’s aesthetic contribution to contemporary culture by ignoring questions of its legal status in favor of a initiating a public conversation regarding graffiti writing’s unique aesthetic innovations and development. The display will educate students and visitors about the history of graffiti art, its stylistic development, and ongoing debates regarding its aesthetic categorization and display.
Scan the QR code in the frames to learn more about the project, or use the link

Democracy 101 Collection

The Democracy 101 book collection is now available in Reed Library, housed on bookshelves just inside the Library's main entrance. You'll find a selection of fiction and nonfiction from the Library's collection on a number of topics related to democracy and the Democracy 101 lecture series.

The Democracy 101 lecture series, held by the Professional Development Center (PDC), takes place on Tuesdays in the Garden at Reed.

For more information on the Democracy 101 Collection and the lecture series, see the Democracy 101 guide on Reed Library's website, and the Democracy 101 page on the PDC website.

Mental Measurements Yearbook now available

Reed Library is now subscribed to a new database, Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print. It is accessible through the Library's database list, the Quick Links box for faculty and staff, or this URL:,uid&custid=s8485551&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mmt&groupid=main

Article Linker available on PubMed

Reed Library now offers access to our Article Linker service from the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database.

Access PubMed through the Library's database list, or via this special URL, to activate Article Linker. The Article Linker button will appear at the top of the right-hand sidebar on every article.

In addition, the Library offers access to Medline via Ebsco. This database offers the same citations as PubMed with a different searching interface and additional full-text options.