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Scattered Resources Coming Together

A Quick Update on the Digital Alcohol Studies Archives It’s exciting but also a bit intimidating to admit that I have been following in the footsteps of all the people who collected and preserved content related to alcohol research since 1939, when the first major grant from the Carnegie Corporation was awarded to document, index, … Read More

In the Works: Digital Alcohol Studies Archives

The Alcohol Library collected and preserved content related to alcohol research since 1939, when the first major grant from the Carnegie Corporation was awarded to document, index, and abstract the scientific literature on the effects of alcohol on the individual. In fact, the collection and the Library evolved from that pioneering project led by E. … Read More

The Big Book on the Move

New Brunswick Libraries Acquire “The Big Book” The New Brunswick Libraries has acquired a first edition of “The Big Book,” the popular name for Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism, written by the A.A. founder, Bill Wilson (or Bill W). Since it was first published in … Read More

Famous CAS Library Card Catalog Found New Home

After the collection was moved out of the Adele and Brinkley Smithers Building in January 2017, the various parts are now housed in different locations. Current imprints, i.e., about 1,500 books published in the past ten years were relocated to the Library of Science and Medicine. Titles published earlier than that, including the Rare Book … Read More