Information Update - Fall 2013
History of The University of Scranton to be Published
In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of The University of Scranton, Special Collections and Digital Collections have been actively involved with the production of a history of the University. The history book is being produced by Bookhouse Group, Inc. Bookhouse has produced university histories for other institutions. The book is being written by Gayle White, an award-winning journalist and author. Under the leadership of Gerry Zaboski, vice president for External Affairs, a committee of university faculty, administrators, and staff, including Michael Knies, special collections librarian, who have served the University for many years or have a specific interest in its history, has selected the publisher and is providing resources and advice to the author. White and Bookhouse Chief Operating Officer Renée Payton visited Special Collections and utilized many resources from Special Collections and Digital Collections both in the form of archival documents, University publications and historical photos to produce the manuscript. The committee is responsible for reviewing and approving the manuscript and book design. During early autumn, the history book subcommittee will be reviewing photo selections and adding or expanding photo captions to provide additional historical information. The book should be available for the holiday shopping season.