Posts by Juli McLoone

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...

New Exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children | Opening Today

Poster advertising exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children (April 10-July 31, 2018). Decorated with floral background from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, two line-drawing of Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother, and a cartoon version of the Big Bad Wolf character from Little Red Riding Hood

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of Seven Fantasy Classics for Children, a new exhibit in the Audubon Room, curated by Lisa Makman's English 313 course, Children's Literature and the Invention of Modern Childhood. Join us for an informal opening today on Tuesday, April 10th, 1:00-2:30pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Now Online: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet

Screenshot of online exhibit, showing header image of English manor house, exhibit sections down the left side, and two fashion plates in the center-right: a pink ball gown and three promenade dresses.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet. This exhibit features a selection of materials from the physical exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, which was on display in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library, November 20, 2017 - March 30, 2018.

Dining with Jane Austen IV: Dancing the Night Away

Woman dancing in a pink and white, ankle-length ball gown with empire waist. Hair is pulled back with a headband and put up in ringlets at the back of her head.

As the fashionable elite came to eat dinner later and later in the day, supper became almost obsolete. As Maria Rundell notes in the 1813 edition of A New System of Domestic Cookery, “hot suppers are not much in use where people dine very late.” One exception to this rule was a ball, when late hours and active exercise called for substantial evening fare. In Emma, several of the main characters visit a local inn to assess its ability to host a ball, and much is made of the question of where to...

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