The Summer Book Club will be discussing Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, in the Women’s Resource Center at noon today, July 23rd. The University of Houston Libraries is co-sponsoring this event.
One of the exciting features of the Blue Bonnet collection is that it is full text searchable within the image. This will be a real help to researchers.
The Blue Bonnet was the shipboard newsletter of the USS Houston (CA-30), a World War II-era heavy cruiser that was named for the city of Houston. The Houston was sunk in 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait, and her surviving crew members made prisoners-of-war. This collection includes the ship’s newsletters from the years 1933 through 1941, although not all issues are available. The newsletters are part of the larger Cruiser Houston Collection, an archival collection that documents the history of the ship and her crew. The Blue Bonnet was revived after the war by the USS Houston Survivors Association and Next Generations, and issues from the 2000s may be viewed online at their web site.
The Learning Commons computers and printing services across the library will be UNAVAILABLE on Monday, July 12th for equipment maintenance and software upgrades.
Users may wish to use the Technology Commons lab located in the basement of the library (entrance in the back facing the University Center) on the 12th. Equipment checkout from the Learning Commons will be available.
We apologize for the inconvenience.