This is Casey E. Davis's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Casey E. Davis's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Casey E. Davis
Boston, MA
Information Professional & Patch Collector Extraordinaire
Interests: libraries, archives, history, digital media, documentaries, museums, patch collecting, karate, parks, hiking, kayaking, my dog, swing dancing, Cajun dancing, running
Recent Activity
Casey E. Davis added a favorite at Beth's Ruler Collection
Aug 8, 2013
Image
Warning: you may see a similar post in the future on this same topic. I actually have two different patches from the D-Day / National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Each was acquired on a separate occasion. I acquired this patch several years ago at the D-Day Museum in New... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Pretty soon after I moved to Boston -- well, I actually spent my first few months in Waltham -- I took the commuter rail one day from the Waltham station to Porter Square and got on the Red Line to Harvard Square. It was my first time in Harvard Square,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
2013 was my first New Year living in New England, but I spent the holiday in central New York. My boyfriend Aaron and I decided last minute to make the 5 1/2 hour drive to Ithaca to celebrate the New Year with his friends (and now also my friends) Kristen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
When I graduated high school, my parents took my sister and me to Washington, D.C. To this day, I still do not think that they could have given me a better high school graduation present. It wasn't until my 11th grade year in high school that I gained such an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
During my 4th of July extended weekend, I made it my goal to visit as many historic sites as possible. Well, I have four patches that offer evidence of my accomplishment, and this patch from Lowell National Historical Park is one of them. On July 5th, I woke up early... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Today, I am sharing my Great Smoky Mountains National Park hiking trail patches. Actually, I have more than the ones shown in this photo. A few years ago, the park updated their hiking trail patches, and now they are larger with even more embroidery detail. I'll post those individually at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Last Sunday I ventured into New Hampshire to meet up with my mentor/professor/former supervisor/colleague, whom I first and foremost call my friend. We met in Hanover for a lovely visit and walked around the campus of Dartmouth College. Before she arrived, I found the nearest university memorabilia store to pick... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
In March, I made a rare trip home to the South, and who would have thought I'd find a patch anywhere inside a 4 hour radius of where I grew up that I did not already have? I actually picked up not one, but two patches in just a matter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
First off, I'd like to thank my mother for finding this patch (and several others) in the back of a closet at her home in Monticello, Mississippi and for her understanding of how much my patch collection means to me -- so much that she would ship them to me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
In January, my boyfriend and I took a weekend trip to Newport, Rhode Island. Also known as the "City by the Sea," the "Sailing Capital of the World," and "America's Society Capital," the small city sits right on the southern coast of Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. I hear that... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
The eight-month hiatus has ended; I have recommitted myself to my blog. Featuring at least a patch per week from my ever-growing collection, I will continue to document the stories from my travels and experiences (and as always sincerely appreciate my loyal readership). Today I am highlighting a relatively new... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
A few days ago, my native Bay Stater roommate Ashley suggested that we go to the annual Eastern States Exposition. Affectionately known as "The Big E," this fair is held in West Springfield, Massachusetts and was founded in 1916. Every year, all of the New England States bring their best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the "bloodiest day in American History," is approaching and will occur next week on September 17. Although this patch is not specifically commemorative of the Battle of Antietam, I thought that it was an appropriate time to reflect on the Civil War... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Today I'm posting a patch that to me represents my other home in this world - Louisiana State University, and specifically the School of Library and Information Science at LSU. I spent two years studying in my master's program at LSU, and I call it home because in the program... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Today I'm posting a patch that was recently given to me by a new friend, Eric Boutin, fellow MLIS extraordinaire, whom I met soon after I moved to Massachusetts. For the first three months of my time here in Massachusetts, I resided in a quaint little city about 10 miles... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
While on the NEH grant summer excursion with my dad and teachers in 2006, we stumbled upon Luckenbach, Texas. Waylon, Willie, and the boys weren't there that day, but they did have a sign noting their population of 14, if I remember correctly. They also had a nice old general... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
During the summer after I graduated high school in 2006, I journeyed again with my dad and about 40 middle school and high school history teachers on an NEH Teaching American History Teachers grant summer bus tour. On this trip we visited a number of historic sites all across Texas.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri is operated by the National Park Service and comprises the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and the Old Courthouse. This is yet another historic site for which I could deserve two patches - I've been here once with my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
During the summer of 2008, I studied World War II with the University of Southern Mississippi's British Studies Program. Most of our time was spent in London, but for one week we visited Normandy, France to study the D-Day campaign that took place in June of 1944. Before we arrived... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
In August of 2011, a group of my fellow SLISters (SLarchivists to be precise) and I journeyed to Chicago, Illinois for the 75th annual Society of American Archivists conference. Not only did we go to the conference - our primary purpose for attending was to represent LSU SLIS by presenting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
This weekend I went white water rafting on the Penobscot River in Millinocket, Maine. I had my fingers crossed that they'd have a patch for me to add to my collection, and sure enough, they did! The whole weekend was amazing, thanks to this guy by the name of Nate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Since I'm heading north toward Maine today on a white water rafting trip down the Penobscot River, I figured I'd post my white water rafting patch. If I had written my collection development policy to collect a patch each time I visited the same place, I'd have probably 8 of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Image
Any of y'all ever been to Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee? For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sun Studio, this is where folks like Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Little Milton, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded albums throughout the 1950s. And in August of 1953,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Casey's Patch Collection
Casey E. Davis is now following Beth C-H
Aug 22, 2012