This week marks the second annual #ColorOurCollections event! #ColorOurCollections is a project launched last year by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Inspired in part by the recent popularity of coloring books (even among adults!), #ColorOurCollections strives to take advantage of the great coloring content that can be found in special collections held by libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Last year over 200 institutions joined in the fun by sharing images from their collections and encouraging users to unleash their inner creativity. On ColorOurCollections.org you can find and download hundreds of coloring pages taken from everything from children’s classics to botanical texts, anatomical atlases, university yearbooks, and much more!
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is excited to offer a “coloring book” this year featuring 8 images from our collections. The images are from volumes of Galen (from 1537), Avicenna (1527), Gerard (1633), and Culpeper (1807-1810), and from an early 20th century Virginia public health publication. Coloring sheets can be downloaded in PDF form (Click to download: Claude Moore Health Sciences Library-Coloring Pages-2017.PDF) and are also available through our Facebook page. Print copies will be available in the Library as well. Be creative and have fun! And after you’ve created your masterpiece, we’d love to see it! Upload your colorings to social media with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections (on Facebook if you tag us in your post @historical.collections or @uvahsl we’ll be sure to see it!) Questions about #ColorOurCollections? Contact Emily Bowden in Historical Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org