Digitizing Ex Libris: The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

The primary mission of the Digitized Collections at Portsmouth Public Library is to optimize access to our local history collections while preserving the same for future generations. Our latest project in Special Collections is the addition of the Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection. This collection consists of 336+ historic bookplates, amassed and originally organized by local … More Digitizing Ex Libris: The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

A Trio of Books On Activism

Determined to recontextualize activism as increasingly modern phenomenon, Jaffe reports an inspiring collection of stories from recent history to emphasize modern participation in social justice movements. She reports on, among others, the Wisconsin teacher’s protest, Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, and the struggle for the ability to unionize at Walmart. Jaffe … More A Trio of Books On Activism