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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

70 Years Ago - Last Cleveland Indians Game at League Park

Postcard of League Park
Postcard of League Park, ca. 1911.

—By Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Built in 1891, League Park, located at the intersection of E. 66th St. and Lexington Avenue, served as the home to Cleveland's first major league baseball team, the Cleveland Spiders. The National League franchise folded in 1899 following a dismal 20-134 season. In 1900, the minor league Cleveland Lake Shores began play at League Park. In 1901 the team, renamed the Cleveland Bluebirds, was one of the charter franchises of the American League. After several more name changes, the franchise eventually became known as the Cleveland Indians.

Plain Dealer
From the Plain Dealer, 9/22/46.

The Indians played all their home games at League Park until the opening of Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1932. From 1932 until 1946 the Indians played at both stadiums. As League Park never had outdoor lighting on the field, all games played there were of necessity scheduled during the daytime.

The Indians played their final game at League Park on Saturday, September 21, 1946, losing 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers in 11 innings. Dizzy Trout, the starting pitcher for the Tigers, pitched all 11 innings for the win.

Read more about League Park in Cleveland Memory.

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Monday, September 19th, 2016

New Trial Subscription to GeoScienceWorld eJournals and eBooks

GeoScienceWorld logo

GeoScienceWorld eJournals platform provides a single point of access to 46 online journals from 28 leading global societies.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections provides 1,100 eBooks from leading global societies publishing in the Earth Sciences with full chapter downloads and a mobile device friendly eBook reader.

GeoScienceWorld will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through October 31, 2016. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the GeoScienceWorld Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-09-19 15:08:00. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Digital CSU Working Group

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m in RT 502

Do you use digital methods in your research or teaching? Do you want to learn more about digital tools available or in use on campus? Please join us for the first meeting of the "Digital CSU" working group, a low-stakes environment to discuss all things digital! All CSU community members are welcome and refreshments will be served. Topic: Working Group Introduction and Project Show & Tell.

For more information email Dr. Shelley Rose at or call 216.687.3935.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-09-15 14:28:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

New Trial Subscription to Naxos Video Library

Naxos Video Library logo

Naxos Video Library offers selections from musical theatre, opera, ballet, musical theatre, documentaries, performance footage, and much more, with new additions arriving weekly.

Naxos Video Library will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through October 7th. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the Survey -- Once you've tried Naxos Video Library, let us know what you think about this service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-09-15 11:07:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Constitution Day Commemoration

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

Online Contest
Students can win one of two Vikingcash Cards valued at $50! Answer a few questions correctly in our Constitution Quiz and you could be a winner! Drawing will be held at 11:30 on Friday, September 16, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).

Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics
Presented by Stephen E. Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
One free hour of CLE credit.
More about the lecture.

Constitution Day Commemoration
Friday, September 16, 2016
11:30 AM
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will be announced and Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA) will offer voter registration.

Visit the Constitution Day display titled "We the People" located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-09-14 09:58:02. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Friends of the Library Book Discussions Selections 2016-17

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2016/2017 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!


Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum.—
Discussion leader: Jeffrey Ford, Ph.D., Retired Faculty and Professional Staff Association (RFPSA), CSU.


by George Orwell
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. although 1984 is in the distant past, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish.—
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.


Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Nine working-class American boys and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The number one New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany.
Discussion leader: Frank Klaus, Professor Emeritus, Accounting Department, CSU.


by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize—A powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). —Penguin Books
Discussion Leaders: Richard Fox, Ideastream and Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Ph.D., Dean, Mandel Honors College, CSU.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

NEW For Faculty Intending to Use Videos in Class

Entrance to Multimedia Services

The Michael Schwartz Library invites you to explore its audio and video collections in Multimedia Services. To insure that the materials you need will be available to you when you need them, please reserve videos in the library's collection as soon as possible by calling Multimedia Services at 216-687-9337.

Please contact Edith Creighton at or 216-687-2142 if you have any questions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-08-24 14:18:31. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, August 15th, 2016

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 10 PM Sat. to 6 AM Sun. August 20-21.

On Saturday August 20, 2016, ProQuest will be performing maintenance to upgrade its infrastructure and enhance security. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest databases listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • RefWorks
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-08-15 07:07:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, August 8th, 2016

SYSTEMS ALERT : Electrical Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat. August 13th beginning 6:30am.

Due to a planned electrical outage in Rhodes Tower, the following Library web services will be off-line beginning 6:30 AM on Saturday August 13th.

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-08-08 13:58:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

RNC Week Events at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

Minnie the Elephant

The Michael Schwartz Library welcomes the Cleveland community and RNC attendees to the library during the week of July 18.

Revitalizing Library/Older building
Monday, July 18 through Thursday July 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Starting point: Library Entrance
Tour the Library with Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library. Learn how an older facility has been transformed into a twenty first century library.
Cleveland in the Era of Streetcars
Monday, July 18 through Thursday July 21, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Library, 3rd Floor, Special Collections
William C. Barrow, Head of Special Collections, will provide a presentation titled "Cleveland in the Era of Streetcars." Before the rise of the automobile, urban areas like Cleveland were connected by a vast network of street railways and the cities in a region by a wider network of interurban railways. In the nineteenth century they were horse-drawn, but during the 1890s the power of electrified streetcars opened nearby farmlands for new suburban development.
Shakespeare in Cleveland
Library, 1st floor
Open during Library Hours
The Michael Schwartz Library presents "Shakespeare in Cleveland" exhibit, including images from Cleveland Memory, a scale model of the Globe Theater, and details about the traveling tour of First Folios stopping in Cleveland this summer. The exhibit was prepared in partnership with the CSU English Department to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare.
Cleveland in the Era of Streetcars
Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. to Noon / 1:00 p.m. to- 5:00 p.m.
Library, 3rd Floor, Special Collections
Peruse the exhibition of historical resources on Cleveland's nineteenth century streetcar network.
Online Resources
Computer Access Available in the Library
Available during Library Hours
During RNC week, library visitors will have the opportunity to access the Internet and search Scholar (the library's catalog), Cleveland Memory, and more! The Cleveland Memory Project includes thousands of historical images and written histories of Cleveland, its industries and its people. A limited number of computers will be available that are not otherwise open to the general public. Printing will be available for $0.10 per page.

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