Friday, July 31, 2015

The Best Answer...

Screen shot of Jeopardy television showEarlier this week, the popular game show Jeopardy! hit home for us. One of the $1,000 "answers" was, "This Ivy League College's Rauner Special Collections Library is the home to the Robert Frost Collection." The question, naturally, was "What is Dartmouth College."  We love the concept, and hope that for someone, somewhere, we are the answer to that question. We have a vision of somebody far from Dartmouth being asked by a friend,"What is Dartmouth College?" and the first response is a reference to Rauner Library. You see, we overshadow all of the other achievements of the College!

Alas, it is not a likely answer: Dartmouth is multifaceted and it would be hard to come up with a phase that answers the question, but for now, we will take Jeopardy's.

We were a bit dismayed that none of the contestants got the right question. I guess they are not regular readers of our blog and missed these posts:

Strange Bedfellows
This Ought to be a Good Book
Robert Frost's Christmas Cards
Two Poets
Phishing for Poets
Audits Happen
Interval... Intervale
Getting to Yeats's House

And, you can use the Frost Collections by asking for MS-1178.

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