Posts on July 2014

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.

Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection in Mirlyn

original drawing and inscription by Dr. Seuss: "For the Lee Walps"

The Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection is a trove of children’s literature, representing authors and illustrators throughout the 20th century both through published works and through correspondence, clippings, and original artwork. The collection is now completely cataloged and can be requested in Mirlyn for use in the Reading Room.

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.


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