The Melville Collection

We have gotten many requests for information on donating to the collection of books in honor of Christina Melville.  Donations to this collection are ongoing and can be made by going to the BCC Foundation website and clicking on the donation link.  Select Gift Preference, and then click Other and list Melville Collection as the designate.  BCC faculty and staff may opt to make payroll deductions to this worthy fund as well.   If you have any questions, you may contact the  Foundation at 413-236-2185.

In Memory Of Christina

Donations to this collection are ongoing and can be made by going to the BCC Foundation website and clicking on the donation link.  Select Gift Preference, Other and list Melville Collection as the designate.

   A special collection of books has been created in honor of the memory of Christina Melville Huff,  our much beloved Library Assistant who passed away unexpectedly this past May, 2011.    These works cover many of the subjects that Christina held dear, from the history of the British Isles and the Catholic Church to politics, cooking, and soccer.  We wish thank everyone who contributed towards this collection in honor of Christina.   The books are currently on display in the Periodical Room of the Jonathan Edwards Library.   Included in this collection are the following titles,  all available to patrons as part of our lending library:


Baker, Deborah.  The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism.  Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2011.    (BP170.5.M3B35 2011)


Burns, Jennifer.  Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.  (PS3535.A547Z587 2009)


Classic Movie Guide From the Silent Era Through 1965.  Leonard Maltin, editor.  New York: Plume, 2010.  (PN1998.L359 2010)


  Cornell, Martyn.  Amber gold & black : the history of
  Britain’s  great beers
Stroud : History Press, 2010.
TP577.C65 2010 )


 Coulter, Ann.  Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.   New York: Crown Forum, 2011.  (JC574.2.U6C666 2011)


Cowling, Elizabeth and Kendall, Richard.   Picasso Looks at Degas.  New Haven: Yale University Press,  2010.  (N6853.P5A4 2010)


Davies, John.   A History of Wales.   London: Penguin Books, 2007.  (DA714.D3913 2007)


Douthat, Ross and Salam, Reihan.  Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream.  New York: Anchor Books, 2008.  (JK2271.D68 2008)

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.  Divine Art, Infernal Machine:  The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.  (Z124.E368 2011)

Frampton, Saul.  When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life.  New York: Pantheon Books, 2011.  (PQ1643.F73 2011)


Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala,  editors.  Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud Press, 2011.  (BP67.A1I2 2011)


Kendall, Joshua.  The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture.  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010.  (PE64.W5K46 2010)

Kiernan, Stephen P.  Authentic Patriotism: Restoring America’s Founding Ideals Through Selfless Action.    New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. (JK1759.K54 2010)


Kristol, Irving.  The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009.  New York: Basic Books, 2011.  (JC573.K6658 2011)


Lamster, Mark.  Master of Shadows; The Secret Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens.  New York: Anchor Books, 2009.  (ND673.R9L25 2009)


Myron, Vicki.  Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.  New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2010.  (SF445.5.M97 2010)

Nash, George H.  Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism.    Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2009.  (JC573.2.U6N37 2009)


The official illustrated history of Manchester United : the full  
and complete record 1878-2010.  Alex Murphy, New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.  (GV943.6.M3M35 2010)

Oxford Companion to Scottish History.  Michael Lynch, editor.  Oxford: University Press, 2011.  (DA757.9.O94 2011)


Power foods.  From the editors of whole living magazine.  New York: Clarkson Potter, 2010.  (TX741.P69 2010)


Shipler, David K.  The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.  (JC599.U5S495 2011)

 “Stamped with the Image of God”: African Americans as God’s Image in Black.  Cyprian Davis and Jamie Phelps, editors.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003.  (BX1407.N4S73 2003)


Suber, Howard.  The Power of Film.   Michael Wiese Productions, 2006.  (PN1994.S86 2006)


Theroux, Paul.  The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.  (G180.T47 2011)


   Two centuries of faith : the influence of Catholicism on  Boston, 
Thomas H. O’Connor, Editor.  New York :  Crossroad
   Pub. Co., c2009.  (BX1418.B7T86 2009 )


 Unger, Harlow Giles.  American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution.  Da Capo Press, 2011.  (E215.7.U64 2011)

 Watt, Tom.  A Beautiful Game: The World’s Greatest Players and How Soccer Changed Their Lives.    Harper One, 2010.  (Oversize GV943.2.W37 2010)


Weigel, George.  The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II – The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy.  New York: Doubleday, 2010.  (BX1378.5.W44 2010)

Wert, Jeffry D.  A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph 1862-1863.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.  (E470.2.W45 2011)


Wills, Garry.  Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.  (BR65.A62W55 2011)


Evergreen and Holds

There has been a delay in the migration of all CW/MARS libraries, including the Jonathan Edwards Library, to the new Evergreen Online Public Access Catalog.  (PAC)   The revised date to launch the new Evergreen PAC is now January 4th, 2012.  This delay will allow a smoother transition for both public and academic libraries. 

We think that you will find that the new and dynamic Evergreen system has many user friendly features, and is an improvement on our current system.  You will be able to seemlessly search both the Western and Central regions in one single catalog interface.  You will also have the option to use either your library card or create a username for login to the catalog.  And, you can create lists  of favorite books that you can  share with other readers.

While we count the days to the new launch date, you will notice a few changes to the current PAC.  You can no longer search the central region through the Union Catalog link, but we have made the State-wide virtual catalog more readily accessible, with a link to that system.   

We will continue to update you on new developments,  In the meantime feel free to read about more Evergreen.