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Open House for the Southeast Asian Archive; Open House for the UCI Alumni Association Panel discussion featuring
editors of Jacques Derrida’s seminars for a published series. (Special Collections has many of Derrida’s early seminars.)
Open House in reading room during a one-day summer book festival. Host six or seven meetings annually of the Iowa
Bibliophiles (a book collectors club).
Opening lecture and reception for exhibition “The Lincoln Presidency: Last full Measure of Devotion.” Opening lecture
and reception for exhibition “Charles Darwin: After the Origin.” Open public viewings of Cornell’s original manuscript of
the Gettysburg Address.
Opening of the archives of the Grand River Conservation Authority: included remarks, displays, signing of a research
Opening reception and lecture for exhibit on H.L. Mencken and American Magazines. Gallery talks of Peabody
exhibitions for weekly Exploratas (Elderhostel) groups. Reception and faculty talks about using the Peabody Library to
new graduate students.
Opening reception for the Amelia Earhart Exhibit. Reception for the exhibit on Purdue astronauts. Open reception for
the grand opening of the Virginia Kelly Karnes archives and Special Collections Center.
Piano recital by curator of piano special collections; Scholarly lecture connect to special collections exhibit; Campus open
house (Maryland Day).
Poetry reading and display of small press poetry books/broadsides. Opening Reception for the Satellite Gallery exhibit
of 2009 International Poster Competition Posters. (NB: Because our department includes both Archival and Special
Collections we have also hosted events for our topical Archives — most notably, “Water Tables,” our annual fundraiser
for the Water Resources Archive.)
Poetry reading; Film series; Exhibit opening reception.
Receptions announcing opening of collections; exhibits for same purpose.
Robert Bly in This World 3-day symposium; Elmer L. Andersen centenary celebration.
Screening Prints: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Posters, 1959–2009. Event featured a gallery talk and an intro to the
collection by the student curator of the exhibition, and a keynote talk by a visiting scholar; followed by reception and
open house of the exhibition. David Jones: A Painter of Words and His Circle. Event featured a screening of a bio ﬁlm
about the Welsh poet, introduced by the British ﬁlmmaker. Event coincided with conference on Jones at the National
Cathedral, with most of the leading Jones scholars in attendance. Followed by reception and open house of exhibition.
Revealing the Light: Mezzotint Engravings at Georgetown University. Event featured printmaker Frederick Mershimer
giving a mezzotint demonstration, with reception celebrating publication of his catalogue raisonné. Co-hosted by
Special Collections and the Washington Print Club.
Simon Baatz, speaking on our Leopold & Loeb collection.
Small Press in the Archive series. Cityscapes conference. Book launch receptions.
Special Collections Open House for new location. School of Information Science Alumni and Friends Day.
Special Collections Showcase: Celebrating 125 Years of Temple, November 4, 2009. Get up close and personal with
Temple’s history as a diverse and vibrant educational institution. The Libraries’ Special Collections Department oversees
the Conwellana-Templana Collection, Temple’s unofﬁcial university archives and a rich repository of materials related to
Russell Conwell and the university’s birth. This showcase will offer an opportunity to speak with curators at the Special
Collections Department and hold Temple’s history in your hands. The Blockson Collection Presents: John Brown in the