Spring 2021

Spring 2021
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Women’s History Month, Nancy Sims Papers
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Letter from the Dean

I am so pleased to join University of Houston Libraries as your new dean and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair. I’d like to thank all of you who support the Libraries, and I look forward to getting to know more about you and how you engage with our team, spaces, and services.  

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Gift Announcement:

UH Special Collections Receives ‘Prince of Players’ Gift

University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from opera composer Carlisle Floyd to UH Special Collections. 

News Highlights

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UH Special Collections Receives Collage from Third Ward Artist

Special Collections acquired an artwork by Robert L. Hodge, a notable artist from the Third Ward. 

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Librarians Selected for Provost’s Leadership Academy

Two University of Houston librarians were chosen for the 2020-21 UH Cougar Chairs Leadership Academy (CCLA). 

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Remembering Larry McMurtry

UH Special Collections preserves and makes accessible the personal papers of notable writers with connections to Houston and Texas. 

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Special Collections Spotlight:

Nancy Sims Papers

In honor of Women’s History Month (March 1 – 31), University of Houston Libraries featured a recorded conversation with Nancy Sims. A native Texan, Sims is a well-known public relations professional and pundit who grew her career in Texas business and politics. 

Digital Research

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Digital Research

2021 Sponsored Projects

University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Services (DRS) and Digital Research Commons (DRC) are pleased to announce the 2021 sponsored digital research projects. 

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Librarian & Staff News

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Librarian & Staff News

Professional & Scholarly Spotlight

Recent accomplishments and collaborations of UH Libraries’ librarians and staff  

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