Posts by Elizabeth Nicole Settoducato

Reflecting on a Year of Pop-Up Exhibits

books, boardgames, and maps on display for "Journeys, Real and Imagined" pop-up exhibit

A pop-up exhibit (or rare book meet and greet, as we later came to call them) is an informal, short-term display of Special Collections materials. We take our items outside of the Reading Room because we want as many people as possible to engage with our collections and ask our staff questions. This year, we held six of these exhibits in three locations within the Hatcher & Shapiro Libraries and we're excited to tell you what we've learned from a year of ephemeral events.

Two Snapshots of Engineering and Student Activism at U-M

Student Demonstrators between Engineering Buildings, February 18, 1970

The University of Michgan has a long history of student activism on campus, particularly around antiwar movements. An especially significant event was the Feburary 1970 protest against General Electric recruiting engineers on campus. The Labadie Collection’s Subject Vertical Files has documentation of this event which helps us understand the contexts of student activism in the past and present.

Collection Highlights: Drawn from the Classics

Cover image of "Drawn from the Classics: Essays on Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works," a book featured in this blog post

The AAEL's comics and graphic novels collection also includes scholarship about comics! This post introduces Drawn from the Classics, one of our recent additions to the collection: it's all about graphic adaptations of classic literature. If you're interested in adaptations, we've got everything from ancient epics to Victorian novels to World War II and more!