Archives & Special Collections, Franklin & Marshall College

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While out testing my new kite, I decided to stop in the science library on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.

While out testing my new kite, I decided to stop in the science library on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.

Let us go inside, for an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest!

Let us go inside, for an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest!

Upon inquiring at the desk, I've been informed that the card catalog is no more!  Now, I must use the online catalog behind me to search for a book.  So many topics, where to begin?

Upon inquiring at the desk, I've been informed that the card catalog is no more! Now, I must use the online catalog behind me to search for a book. So many topics, where to begin?

Step 1 - Using the online catalog, I've found this interesting survey on the history of electricity.  Off to the 3rd floor Stacks to retrieve it.  Better leave my kite here, I might need two hands to carry it.

Step 1 - Using the online catalog, I've found this interesting survey on the history of electricity. Off to the 3rd floor Stacks to retrieve it. Better leave my kite here, I might need two hands to carry it.

Step 2 - Ah hah!  I'm in the TK call number range on the 3rd floor.  Must be getting close . . .

Step 2 - Ah hah! I'm in the TK call number range on the 3rd floor. Must be getting close . . .

Step 3 - Eureka!  I've found it.  Sci TK16 .S35  2003.  A splendid looking monograph!

Step 3 - Eureka! I've found it. Sci TK16 .S35 2003. A splendid looking monograph!

Step 4 - Now, I'm ready to check out.  I've got my F and M I.D. ready.  I'll be able to borrow the book for 28 days, and renew it once.  Of course, I'll be able to return it to either library.

Step 4 - Now, I'm ready to check out. I've got my F and M I.D. ready. I'll be able to borrow the book for 28 days, and renew it once. Of course, I'll be able to return it to either library.

Step 5 - Hear ye young scholars!  Now that you've seen how simple it is to check out a book, go forth and learn!  And don't forget to renew or return!

Step 5 - Hear ye young scholars! Now that you've seen how simple it is to check out a book, go forth and learn! And don't forget to renew or return!

Franklin the Printer

Benjamin Franklin (center) at work on a printing press. Reproduction of a Charles Mills painting by the Detroit Publishing Company.

Franklin printing press by Franklin & Marshall College, via Flickr

Printer Jack Williams gives a demonstration on his replica of a Franklin printing press.

Common Press

Next Gen OCR Project Reaches Back into Early English History (and Databases)

Benjamin Franklin's printing press

Benjamin Franklin's printing press Philadelphia has a reproduction. The original is in the Smithsonian.

This one-fourth scale replica of the Franklin Press at the Smithsonian is on of the most difficult and painstaking projects undertaken in our workshop. It was used for years in classes that taught the history of printing and books.

This one-fourth scale replica of the Franklin Press at the Smithsonian is on of the most difficult and painstaking projects undertaken in our workshop. It was used for years in classes that taught the history of printing and books.