Monthly Archives: October 2013

Wishing you a spooky Halloween from the archives…

A stormy night in fall with a full moon… and the skeletons in the cemetery come to life! Do you remember the black and white Disney Cartoon Classic, “The Skeleton Dance”?  This 1929 short, part of Disney’s Silly Symphony series … Continue reading

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Grace Raymond Hebard Handily Wallops Tom Horn!

Grace Raymond Hebard emerges victorious from her tussle with Tom Horn! Will she win against her next opponent, the inimitable Hopalong Cassidy? She’ll be facing him in the final brawl of the Western Round Up!  Who will win that coveted … Continue reading

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Hopalong Cassidy Beats Shane during the Rumble in the Stacks!

Hopalong Cassidy is declared the winner of his fight against Shane! Way to go, Hoppy! Who will he face in the next round: Grace Raymond Hebard or Tom Horn? You tell us! Give us your vote in the comments section … Continue reading

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The Rumble in the Stacks Continues with Victors!

Curious about who won the latest rounds–both the Western Round-Up and the Pop Culture Smackdown!  The public has spoken! Here are the winners of the Western round:   And . . . drum-roll please . . . here are the … Continue reading

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Who’s Winning the Rumble in the Stacks?

We’re having a lot of fun with Archives Month this year, and we hope that you are, too.  All of the competitors have now been announced, so some tough choices lie ahead! There’s only a few days left to vote … Continue reading

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The 50 Foot Woman Tangles with Someone Her Own Size–the Triceratops!

This brings us to the last bout of the popular culture round, with the 50 Foot Woman tussling with the triceratops used in the original King Kong movie!  Who’s going to win this round, (wo)man or beast?  Your vote decides … Continue reading

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A Feline Foe Challenges a Super Spider

In a fight between Catwoman and Spiderman, who would win?  Each has quite a few merits to earn them the top billing in this particular bracket . . . but first, a victor must emerge.  Let us know who wins … Continue reading

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Soap Wars: “Days of Our Lives” takes on “General Hospital”

And now for something completely different!  Two beloved soap operas go head to head to determine who will emerge as the champion of the stacks!  Be sure to tell us which daytime drama packs a punch for you! “Days of … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz: Ready to Rumble and Searching for Carmen Sandiego

The Wizard of Oz Claim to Fame: Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Issac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs—otherwise known as The Wizard of Oz—first emerged as a central character in author L. Frank Baum’s popular book series.  A number of radio plays, … Continue reading

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The Governor and the Librarian! Nellie Tayloe Ross Faces Grace Raymond Hebard in the Ring!

Nellie Tayloe Ross Claim to Fame:  The first woman governor of Wyoming—but also, the first woman to be elected governor in the United States! Special Skills: Ladylike decorum, pioneering spirit, ability to compromise, communication skills Collection Connection: The Nellie Tayloe … Continue reading

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