Posts by Juli McLoone

Great Lakes Children's Literature: Lecture and SCRC After Hours Open House

Color illustration of a bird flying low over a marsh. Island or peninsula in the background shows a small house amid dark pine trees

Join Special Collections today for a Great Lakes Theme Semester event at 3pm in Room 660D. Dr. Elizabeth Goodenough of the Residential College will give a presentation exploring the landscapes of the Great Lakes as they shape the lives of children, writers, and illustrators. Also, from 4-6pm tomorrow, stop by Special Collections After Hours in the open study space adjacent to the 6th floor Reading Room. A wide range of published and archival material from Michigan children's literature...

New Exhibit and Opening | Other Crusoes, Other Islands

map of Venezuela including several islands off the coast

The Special Collections Research Center announces a new exhibit, Other Crusoes, Other Islands: Mapping a Complex Legacy. On the 300th anniversary of the publication of The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, this exhibit interrogates the troubled legacy of Daniel Defoe’s seminal English novel. It also explores how creators have pushed back against the colonialist, hyper-masculine, and racist ethos of the text by using the castaway narrative to explore self-...

History in the Kitchen

Rectangular "Rose Cake" with orange icing from Malinda Russell's A Domestic Cook Book

Earlier this month, Special Collections was pleased to host WEMU news reporter Jorge Avellan as he researched a story for their "Hidden in Plain Sight" program, featuring Malinda Russell's A Domestic Cook Book. This unpreposessing little 39-page booklet in faded paper wrappers is one of the greatest treasures of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. Published in Paw Paw, Michigan in 1866, A Domestic Cook Book is the only known copy of the oldest known cookbook published...

Lemon Pies for Pi Day

Front cover with title and corporate author in blue letters on cream background

In honor of Pi Day, we offer no less than five lemon pies from the Day Nursery Association's 1924 Cook Book, published in Richmond, Indiana. Read on and judge for yourself whether Mrs. Fred Pollitz, Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, Mrs. A.H. Wilson, Mrs. George Eggemeyer, or Mrs. George Fox would win the blue ribbon for lemon pie.

New Exhibit | What Are Little Books Made Of?

Cover illustration featuring a cow in the center, with an inset image of the chicken that lays golden eggs. "Printed on Linen" in upper right corner.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit: What Are Little Books Made Of? Visit the Special Collections Exhibit Gallery in our 6th floor space (660J Hatcher South) to see children's books printed on cotton, linen, and linenette from February 5 - March 22, 2019.

New Exhibit | David Cope: Player of Invisible Keys

Pale blue cover of The Invisible Keys, with a multicolored abstract artwork covering most of the upper half.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit celebrating the work of Michigan poet David Cope. Drawing on drafts, proofs, and other documents from Cope's archive, this exhibit offers a glimpse into his poetic and editorial process. The exhibit will remain on view through November 30, 2018 in our gallery space on the 6th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library (South), adjacent to the Reading Room.

Happening Saturday: Rare Book Meet & Greet at the performance of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Poster for performance of Arcadia: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Melissa Freilich. April 19-22. Arthur Miller Theatre. Thursday at 7:30. Friday/Saturday at 8:00. Sunday at 2:00. Tickets and info: 734-971-2228. a2ct.org. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

This weekend, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Melissa Freilich, April 19-22, 2018, at the University of Michigan’s Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave, 48109. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come early to the performance (or catch us during intermission) on Saturday, April 21 for a Rare Book Meet & Greet with the Special Collections Research Center, displaying early 19th century books on...

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