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April 22, 2009

Recent Exhibits - Writing Week 2009

Our thanks to William Claspy, KSL Librarian, for sending the following images of a display of rare texts from The Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Research Center. The exhibit was created as part of the Writing Week events held on campus April 15-18, celebrating writing achievements of Case students, faculty, alumni and friends. In conjunction with the week-long celebration, Special Collections staff created the exhibit pictured here in the Hatch Reading Room, and a companion display in the lobby cases on the main floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.

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April 08, 2009

Reports from our researchers

Recently we heard from Erin Valentine, CWRU graduate student and Special Collections patron, about her work with our 19th century Japanese prints

"This semester I am taking a class in Multimedia, and our last project
required us to scan images from a number of books and combine them into a collage. I was interested in older books, and so emailed Sue Hanson in Special Collections to see what we had in the Case collection.

As it turns out, we have a lot of amazing old books about Japanese culture written around the turn of the century. I ended up getting even better images than I expected, and enjoying the project even more than if I'd used books from circulating collections."

Erin kindly sent images of her work and her artist's statement which we share here:

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