Month: May 2013

Library Intersession and Summer Hours

During Intersession and the summer, Library hours differ from the semester schedule. See the Hours page for full information on operating times for specific areas, services, and the Library overall.

Student-curated exhibit: Spy Papers from WWII Italy in the Watkinson!


Dates: May 13 – June 15, 2013

Times: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Place: John M.K. Davis Reading Room, Watkinson Library

Stop by the Watkinson to see an exhibit curated by graduating Trinity senior Michael Kozek ’13, consisting of intelligence reports, photos, and other materials from an OSS major focused on Fascist Italy during World War II. Full exhibition details below:


The Corvo Papers: the OSS in Italy during W.W. II

Select items from a collection of intelligence reports, photos, and correspondence from Fascist Italy (1943-45). These materials were given to Trinity by William Corvo, whose father, Biagio Max Corvo, was a decorated major in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA. The collection includes highly sensitive documents that reveal how the OSS contributed to a strategic advantage that helped to bring down Mussolini’s administration and turn Italy toward the Allied cause.

Periodical Room updates

The Library’s Periodical Room on Level 1 has been rearranged to improve browsing.  All current print periodicals have been consolidated onto the shelving on the north side of the room (by the windows).  And our newspapers are now on the shelving next to the lounge chairs in the middle of the room.  Check it out!  These changes follow the consolidation of our Math, Chemistry, and Watkinson current periodicals here to improve access.

Note that the backside of the newspaper shelving now also holds our Folio sized books.  These extra large books were most recently in the basement and can be used in-house or checked out one the same loan periods as the other books in our Main Collection.

Library Periodical Room