Posts by Kristine Greive

Exhibit Opening: Divide & Clothe

poster for the exhibit depicting a woman reading with a background of ships in harbor

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Divide & Clothe: Illustrating Fashion in Nineteenth-Century Europe. The exhibit was curated by Isabelle Gillet and Courtney Wilder, two PhD candidates in History of Art. Please join us at 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 11 for a lecture and reception in the Hatcher Gallery.

The Alternative Press's Original Postcards

printed words "art in Detroit" with an ink drawing of a question mark running from a dark shape

What would you do with 500 blank postcards? For contributors to The Alternative Press, the answers varied. Some hand-wrote poetry on their cards. Some made images--by painting, drawing, collaging, or pasting photographs onto paper. Some embraced the postcard format, while others challenged it--for example, Carol Steen made all of her postcards in brass, a playful take on the form you could never actually use them to mail a message to a friend.

2017-2018 Annual Report

Special Collections Research Center Annual Report 2017-18

We are delighted to share our latest annual report, containing highlights from July 2017 to June 2018. Curious where items in our collections traveled for exhibition? Want to learn about a few of our most exciting acquisitions? Interested in what kinds of instruction sessions we do? You can find all that and more in this report.

Special Collections After Hours: Hash Bash

"The Pot Book: The History, Cultivation, Preparation, and Other Useful Facts on Marijuana"

Tomorrow is our final Special Collections After Hours event of the year! This month's theme is "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been," where we'll be displaying material from the Joseph A. Labadie Collecton related to marijuana. This includes material on recreational and medical uses of marijuana, as well as manuals on its cultivation. Here's a preview of a couple of items we'll have out for the event.

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