You can learn something about students from a visit to the Ladd Library lost and found.
For one thing, says Connie Mulane of the circulation desk, you can tell that the library “is their home,” a place where they study, hang out, and spend lots of time.
And lose stuff.
Here’s a partial catalog — not including various pullovers, mugs, and water bottles — of items seen today.
- Class notebook with notes about the 1973 Wounded Knee incident.
- Swim goggles.
- Knit winter cap embroidered with “Two Door Cinema Club,” an indie rock band from Northern Ireland.
- North Face knit winter cap.
- Plastic bottle of Zicam cold relief pills.
- Well-used Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphics calculator.
- Two rings, one taped to a piece of paper with these words: “Found in the bus stop, 10/08/17.”
- Photocopied article, “A Reinterpretation of Aristotle’s Notion of Rhetorical Form,” by Craig R. Smith, published in The Western Journal of Speech Communication, Winter 1979.
- Assorted USB/AC power adaptors.
- Funky and crafty wood bracelet.
- Almay concealer.
- Copy of the novella Doña Berta by Spanish novelist Leopoldo Alas, edited by Senior Lecturer in European Studies David R. George Jr.