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Deborah Savage, Librarian, History & Genealogy Department


HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus by G. Hartwick in "The Polar World," 1874

The No-Longer-Lost Franklin Expedition

September 21, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.


Replica of Boat

Wonderful Things: King Tut's Tomb

January 21, 2014

The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out.


Ernest Hemingway Poses with Water Buffalo

Travel With a Famous Novelist This Summer

June 26, 2013

Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside
upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable
novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a


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