The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the new exhibit Dear Stranger: Diaries for the Public and Private Self. Join us to celebrate the power of personal writing at the exhibit opening and journaling workshop on Tuesday, January 21.
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Join us tomorrow for our November Special Collections After Hours open house! November is Native American Heritage Month, and in recognition we will be displaying a collection of documents related to the histories, identities, and resistance to colonization of the indigenous peoples of North America.
We are pleased to announce our fall line-up of open houses in our Special Collections After Hours series! On the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year, we display themed selections from our collections. All are welcome to stop by any time between 4-6pm to explore our collections, enjoy light refreshments and chat with staff.
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.
How did prominent east coast poets like Allen Ginsberg, Ted Berrigan, and Anne Waldman end up contributing their work to The Alternative Press, a small press based in Michigan? It all started with John Sinclair.
Join filmmaker Nancy Savoca at a symposium celebrating her career on Friday, May 10. The symposium will include several panels, an exhibit opening, and film screenings.
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.
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