For anyone interested in marginalized communities and the progress of social movements, the Special Collections Library has a wealth of primary and secondary resources. Examples of institutionalized racism, in particular, can be found throughout the Special Collections Library, and are a reminder that even objects we tend to revere such as rare books cannot escape their historical context.
Posts on September 2014
A Pop-up Library will be making its rounds in the Stamps hallways and studios.
Stamps students can now set up an appointment with the Art and Design Field Librarian, Annette Haines, via the Stamps Genbook link.
A new exhibit, "The Life and Death of Gourmet — The Magazine of Good Living," is on display through December first in Special Collections' 7th floor exhibit space
Pan Gongkai’s Melt is a large-scale video installation on view at Work Gallery. It is about the relationship between Chinese and Western art forms. Images of withered lotuses from one of Pan’s large ink paintings are projected on the screen.
This Wednesday's watermarks feature: hand / glove motifs in papers of manuscripts from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
Since we are now “celebrating” Banned Books Week, I thought that readers of our blog would be delighted to know that the Special Collections Library holds an important selection of early-printed editions of the justly infamous Index librorum prohibitorum (List of Forbidden Books).
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