New Exhibit and Opening | Dear Stranger

front cover of a fabric book made to look similar to Composition notebooks. The traditional black-and-white pattern has been replaced with embroidery of drones.

Common Threads Volume LXXII. Candace Hicks, 2016. Special Collections Research Center.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the new exhibit Dear Stranger: Diaries for the Public and Private Self. Through this exhibit, we invite you to explore more than two centuries of diaries and diary-like documents from across the holdings of the SCRC, ranging from privately emotive to publicly informative, from offering news reportage to depicting emotional processing, and from factual to purely fictional. The exhibit encourages visitors to consider how the journals on display embody elements of both private and public writing and the permeability between those spheres. 

Join us on Tuesday, January 21 from 4:30-6pm in the Gallery of Hatcher Graduate Library (North) for an exhibit opening and journaling workshop. Take inspiration from the diaries on display in the exhibit, and do some reflective writing of your own. Notebooks and light refreshments will be provided. The curators, Juli McLoone and Kristine Greive, will share brief remarks about the exhibit at 4:40 pm.

Dear Stranger: Diaries for the Public and Private Self is on view through April 12.

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