Hello one and all. As the CCEPS Archival Fellow for the fall of 2015, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Lindsey and I am a senior Literature major (Biology minor) at Claremont McKenna College. I am beyond excited for this semester at the Special Collections because not only do I love books, but I particularly love old books. What’s that, you say? The Special Collections has plenty of old books? Well then, this is definitely the place for me.
Let me tell you a little bit about my project for this fellowship. I will be researching what resources the collection has related to 17th-18th century natural history, early modern era science, etc. Working alongside Lisa and the other Collections faculty, we would like to bring you something that exhibits what the library has in this area of literature, as well as tell a historical narrative about the intersection of science and literature during this key time of development in subjects such as philosophy, physicks (medicine), and even theology.
I will blog again soon to share some of the interesting works I have already found. Cheers!