Posts by Ikumi Eileen Crocoll

Fun with Fairy Tales: Students Get Acquainted with Fantastical Children's Book Illustrations

Binding of The Sleeping Beauty

The class, German 386 / Fairy Tales, is devoted primarily to the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm just over 200 years ago, while also exploring the structural elements of fairy tales and the stories’ ongoing influence in contemporary society. Mary Gell brought her class of 32 students to the Special Collections Library in June to give students a sense of the role illustrations have played in the reception and popularization of fairy tales.

Violence as Entertainment: An Exhibit for the 2014 Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference

Hand raising a rod

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) held its annual conference in Ann Arbor this year in April, presenting a prime opportunity for us to showcase some of the University of Michigan Special Collections Library’s relevant materials. The Librarian for English Language and Literature, Sigrid Cordell, and student University Library Associate Ikumi Crocoll worked together to create an exhibit that related to this year’s conference theme, Victorian violence.

Getting to Know and Making Known the Alfred Rodman Hussey Papers

Tour Program for the 8th US Army

The Alfred Rodman Hussey Papers have arrived at Special Collections! Alfred Rodman Hussey played a very important role in drafting the new Japanese constitution and restructuring the Japanese government during the Allied occupation of Japan post-WWII. This blog post discusses the processing of these papers that has led to the increased discoverability and improved storage of the materials, added experience for the student University Library Associate, and a finding aid and catalog record.