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Recent Exhibits

Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narratives

Dos Mujeres, una Isla; closed

Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narrativesis drawn from the U-M Library Special Collections Library’s substantial holdings of artists’ books and centers on the artist Rolando Estévez, whose artistic oeuvre bridges the productivity of the Cuban imprint, Ediciones Vigía,…

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Jell-O: America’s Most Famous Dessert: At Home Everywhere

Jell-O, America's most famous dessert (1916); p. 9-10

An exhibit highlighting materials from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. First trademarked in 1897, Jell-O began its rise in popularity with the introduction in 1904of the prophetic slogan "America's Most Famous Dessert." Soon accompanying the slogan was the blonde Jell-O…

What Makes a Home

The topography of home

The University of Michigan AAEL Special Collectionspresents a new exhibit for the Fall 2014 semester:What Makes a Home. This exhibit highlights artists' books in the collection that utilize the themes of family and home. The artists' books in this exhibit have a variety of structures and forms,…

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Puzzle Me This: Early binding fragments from the U of M Papyrology Collection.

Heeber for Omeka

The motivation for this exhibit of early binding fragments in the University of MichiganPapyrology Collectionwas the completion of a long-held wish on my part. The wish was to determine what might be found in the way of binding fragments in a fascinatingly diverse collection of materials with which…

Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977

Smallpox recognition card

“The rapid eradication of smallpox from the place that was for many years the world’s principal endemic focus of the disease [i.e., India] has been singled out as one of the great victories in the history of public health: only twelve months separated a peak of more than 8,000 infected…

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