This is a biography of the playwright and feminist activist Olympe de Gouges, who was the author of pamphlets and other literature in support of women's rights and the abolition of slavery during the French Revolution. She was ridiculed and dismissed in her time, but later recognized as a pioneer of feminist theory, and had a great influence on later advocates for women's rights. The book has its flaws, but it is practically the only biography of this important figure available in...
Newly cataloged for our Jewish Salonica Postcard Collection: a postcard depicting a group of men in front of a narrow two-store building in Salonica (Thessaloniki), circa 1917. On the ground floor of the building was the Electrically Powered Bakery while the first floor housed the kosher restaurant of Varsano and Mosse.
The current application cycle is now open for fellowships available to researchers whose work would benefit from onsite access to our special collections!
Do you have questions about how our conservators care for our collection materials? 4th November is #AskAConservator Day! Conservators Marieka Kaye and Amy Crist will be responding to your questions over on Twitter.
Join the Special Collections Research Center in Hatcher next Tuesday (8 November) at 4 pm for our third After Hours open house of the term exploring Labadie Collection materials on women's reproductive rights.
In this creepy novel of suspense set in 1920s Paris, American private investigator Harris Stuyvesant searches for a young woman, an artists' model, who has gone missing. His search takes him to a theater producing realistic horror plays and the studio of an artist who creates art objects out of human bones. He also encounters many famous people from the literary and artistic world of Paris at the time, including Hemingway, Picasso, Cole Porter, and the surrealist artist Man Ray, who...
The CHOP (China Ongoing Film Perspectives) film series returns with an in-person showing of Tyrus (2015; 73 minutes) with Q&A on November 2, followed by an online lecture about it on November 3. Tyrus is a documentary about the renowned Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, whose paintings became the inspiration for the classic animated feature Bambi.
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