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Image of guitar interior, in Classic Guitar Construction: Diagrams, Photographs, and Step-by-Step Instructions by Irving Sloane. ML1016 .G8 S6

Playing the classical guitar is an art that many people appreciate and enjoy. However, an often overlooked but equally important art form is the building of the guitar itself. The craft of making string instruments, or lutherie, requires extensive knowledge of the many properties of wood and the ability to utilize and manipulate...

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Ted Ellsworth college football photograph, 1926-1928

The Ted Ellsworth Collection documents Ellsworth’s work as a health plan administrator and consultant, union representative and labor management arbitrator, educator, and activist for the aging. Ellsworth began his advocacy work on behalf of fellow members of the Motion Picture Costumers, IATSE Local 705 labor union, and continued to work for the cause throughout his life...

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Kiwi, student at New York University, at a coffee shop, New York, 2002. The Gender Frontier, HQ 77.9 .A32 2003

Sex and gender play important roles in our culture and daily lives. Sex is a biological difference based on the primary sex characteristics which include the traits essential for reproduction. Gender is the socially-created and learned distinction that specifies the physical, behavioral ....

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Photo of one of only two species of rose native to the area of California, as noted in the blog. Photo credit Alan Cressler, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

The route for the transcontinental railroad, constructed between 1863 and 1869, crossed the distance from Omaha, Nebraska to Sacramento, California, but before construction could begin, land surveys had to be performed. In 1853, the United States Congress appropriated $150,000 to fund land ....

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