TCU Library Welcomes Art History Professor Mark Thistlethwaite

1897_Hamilton (2)This presentation will focus on Edgar S. Hamilton (1869-1903) and his traditional academic-based style of art that was like no other at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This lecture is designed to help you gain a unique historical perspective from this young painter who declared, ”I never allow myself to think otherwise than that someday I will be one of the greatest artists the world has ever seen…” (June 7, 1894).

The fascinating holdings of Edgar S. Hamilton include letters, paintings and drawings, which will be displayed during the presentation. Special Collections were presented with these holdings by Hamilton’s great-niece Evelyn Moore.

Hamilton’s career was not extraordinary, but typical of this time. And that is what makes it informative and intriguing today. More often than not, art history focuses on exceptional artists involved in avant-grade movements, but through these letters we encounter an artist who ignored modernist painting, such as Impressionism and embraced a more traditional style.

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Library Conference Room (B29)

This stimulating lecture is free to all. Refreshments will be served.



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What’s New and Changing at the Library


Most of the books that were selected to be moved to the Library Annex have been moved. Hundreds of thousands of books that are staying in the Library are here but ALMOST ALL of them are in new locations. Very few items are where they used to be!  We will have a large map in the Lobby showing new locations later this week. For now please ask staff how to locate items.

Eventually there will be a twice daily courier service between the Library Annex and the Library and (2) there will be a scanning service for journal articles for TCU students, faculty and staff. We are still ramping up our operational capabilities at the Library Annex. To request books or journals from the Annex for the balance of the semester, the following instructions are important.

When you search for a particular volume in the library’s database, you will see the following statement after each title that is located in the Annex:

Remote Stacks (Library Annex)
Detailed Holdings / Retrieval Requests

By clicking on the link, you will place a request for a volume to be retrieved from the Annex. You will see the following message:
Items you’ve requested will appear on your “Check Hold Requests” list under My Account. The request will not be active unless the Request button is clicked.

Please request your item online and it will be brought to the Library within 24 hours. For now, we are bringing back all requested materials, books and journals. Items will be available from the Library’s Circulation Service Desk located in the lobby. The loan period for items remains unchanged.


Library hours continue as usual. The Library opens at noon Sundays and stays open continuously until Friday nights at 8 p.m.  Saturday hours remain the same, 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.  EXAM WEEK HOURS ARE UNCHANGED

You can always get help or reach someone with questions or



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Finding Books During Spring Semester

Here to HelpIf you are looking for a book you found in the OPAC that says it should be on the shelf and you are having difficulty finding it: first check the shelf and if you still can’t find the book bring your call number to the main Circulation Desk for assistance.

If we are unable to locate the book, then you will need to request the book from Interlibrary Loan. The Interlibrary Loan department will assist you with your request and ensure you receive your book in a timely manner.

As books are being moved off-site it could be difficult finding what you are looking for. We apologize for the inconvenience, but be assured we are here to assist you and ensure your needs are taken care of.


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