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New Special Collections Exhibits at KSL
Be sure to check out KSL's new special collections exhibits! "The Alice Project" and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" are on display now in the library's (first floor) art gallery, and "The Giving Tradition" is on display in the Hatch Reading Room (second floor). The exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.
The Alice Project: Last year, students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. The book and prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.
Science Fiction & Fantasy: Kelvin Smith Library holds an incredibly rich collection that includes pulp serials and novels, fanzines, and first editions from the most respected authors in the genres. The collection has been built by several generous donors over the past forty years, including Francis Barry Keefe, Robert Plank, and Richard K. Wiersba. With a nod to the roots of fan culture on campus, the display also includes images of CWRU people and events that serve as inspiration to the creators of fictional realms.
The Giving Tradition: The rare book collection of a research university nearly two centuries old is the product of many minds. Scholars, librarians, collectors, and dedicated faculty have all played key parts in creating Case Western Reserve University’s special collections. The Giving Tradition highlights the contributions of a range of individuals and organizations whose books and documents have come together across time and location to form much of the Kelvin Smith Library rare book collection. Click here to explore the exhibit online!
For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
Posted by Hannah Levy on June 16, 2014 12:55 PM