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Sousa Archives and Center for American Music: Warm Breezes and Hawaiian Guitars: the Genius of Eddie Alkire,
Joseph Olivadoti (1893-1977): A Transatlantic Story of Music and Culture, Pride of the Illini: The Illinois Band
1890-1948, City Slickers and Country Bumpkins: Stereotypes in American Popular Music, American Idol: Marketing
Image and the Power of Stardom, and Music Here, Music There, Music Everywhere! 3. Produced three lectures and
performances that focused on the Stradivari instruments entitled My Violin’s Bellybutton: Music from the Inside Out
(November 8) and String Theory: The Craft of Antonio Stradivarius (November 14) and Warm Breezes and Hawaiian
Guitars: The Genius of Eddie Alkire (November 9). 4. Produced two concerts by the Smithsonian Chamber Players
entitled A Musical Serenade: Stradivari’s Decorated String Quartet (November 12, Krannert Art Museum) and An
Evening with the Strads (November 14, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts). 5. Produced the Champaign Youth
Fiddle Contest (October 28) and the Granny’s Porch: Crossing the Great Divide concert (November 15) for a second
year. 6. With the University Alumni Association and the Champaign Community Center for the Arts produced the
curriculum kit and American String Festival, for 250 junior and senior high school string students (November 15).
7. Collaborated with the Prairie Ensemble, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and University of Illinois Wind
Symphony in the production of three concerts of American music entitled Across the Pond (November 4), Born in the
USA (November 16), and An Evening with John Corigliano and the University Wind Symphony (November 30).
Exhibitions, press publicity, attendance
Public lectures, particularly: Shakespeare and History of Science & Ideas, Partnerships with faculty, High number of
community attendees, Positive public relations
General use of facilities by community, Increased numbers, general public relations
Eyre Apparent was an exhibition from Rare Book School that ran at the George Peabody Library in 2007. The
Libraries collaborated with Theatre Hopkins and presented readings from the novel in the library during the
Baltimore Book Festival. The exhibition was also featured on Maryland Artworks, produced by Maryland Public
Maryland Clay was a juried exhibition of ceramic works by more than 40 Maryland artists presented in conjunction
with Tour de Clay, a six-week celebration in 2005 of ceramic art featuring over 170 exhibitions throughout the state
of Maryland. Over 80 works showcased the numerous possibilities of art in clay and illustrated the scope of talent
throughout the state. This exhibit was at the George Peabody Library, and was well attended, attracting many
visitors to the library for the ﬁrst time.
Vivat! A citywide cultural and arts celebration in 2004 of the 300th anniversary of the founding St. Petersburg
(Baltimore is a sister city). The Baltimore-based Hopkins libraries and archives created a joint exhibition at the Enoch
Pratt Free library to highlight Hopkins connections to St. Petersburg. This was the ﬁrst collaborative exhibition of
all the Hopkins archives, and involved the medical institutions, Peabody Conservatory and the main campus. The
exhibition ran for 6 months during the very successful citywide celebration, and was in a high visibility location in
one of Baltimore’s premiere public libraries.
Garden Club achieved 1st place library prize in state-side competition through collaborative digitization effort.
Black History Month exhibit and lecture featuring local community leaders whose papers have been donated to the