Visualizing Dr. Logan's "liberal donation"

Mapping the literature library of the head of the English department in 1929

By Elizabeth Andrzejewski and Maxwell Gray

This data visualization project maps what we can reconstruct of the literature library of the head of the English department at Marquette, John Daniel Logan, when he died in 1929 and left his personal library to the university.

The project is a “sister project” of the Ex Libris digital collection project curated by Kerry Olivetti that digitizes and collects bookplates from Raynor Library’s collections.

Whereas the Ex Libris project represents the diversity of bookplates from the library’s collections, our project focuses on a single library bookplate and the books where we found this bookplate to learn more about their owner’s book collecting practices.

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We built the project above using the data visualization mapping platform Kumu. We also provide the project’s data for personal exploration below via an interactive grid table from Airtable.

Raynor Library’s Digital Scholarship Team provides digital scholarship consultation for data visualization, mapping, and platforms like Kumu and Airtable, together with other digital humanities subjects/methods.

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For more flexible access, we also include the project’s plain text and raw data for download.

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Elizabeth Andrzejewski ('24) studies English literature and political science. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels, women’s literature, and law and literature.

Maxwell Gray is a Digital Scholarship Librarian at Raynor Library where he does digital humanities, public digital scholarship, and digital literacy.