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African Mind, A Conversation on the Legacy of Brown, December 2, 2009. The Blockson Collection, in conjunction with
Larry Robbins and the bookstore Moonstone, presents a conversation on the legacy of John Brown. This discussion,
John Brown in the African Mind, will feature renowned scholars Charles L. Blockson, founder of the Blockson Collection,
and Molefi K. Asante of Temple’s African American Studies Department. Secret Cinema: Films from the Urban Archives,
December 12, 2009. The greatest hits from the first Urban Archives/Secret Cinema program held last spring. We’ve
unearthed great tidbits of Philadelphia history from the Archives’ film collections to be shown again by Jay Schwartz’s
Secret Cinema. The first program was wildly popular and included short news outtakes of the last game at Connie Mack
Stadium, the original Electric Factory, the Columbia Avenue Riots, the MOVE incident, the old Broad Street Station, and
more. Footage during this program will also include clips from two 1966 documentaries: Assignment: 1747 Randolph
Street and The Spirit of Philadelphia: The Unending Renaissance. Don’t miss out on an original Philadelphia experience!
Staff and Scholar teas. Women’s studies symposium. Rare music series.
Summer Institute for Teachers (for public school history teachers). English In Print exhibit reception. An Architect’s
Library—Books from the Burnham &Hammond Library exhibit reception.
Tee Corinne Symposium, Women’s Back to the Land Movement, Internment of University of Oregon students of
Japanese descent.
The naming of the university’s medical history center that houses medical and health related special collections.
The Sea of Mud Exhibit Opening. We had two guest speakers and a booth from the university press selling books. The
Four Millionth Volume Celebration. Several guest speakers, a choral and piano performance. Book History Workshop. A
one-week yearly event with twenty students.
The Special Collections Library sponsored the Mann Lecture by Will Noel of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, an
exhibition talk by Philip Dennis Cate, former director of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, and a lecture by Education
and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Steven Herb on an exhibition.
Thinking Black Intellectuals Conference (Frederick Douglass Institute). Open Letter Press author readings. Visiting
lecturer, John Stauffer, “Lincoln and Douglass.”
Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights. Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in
Human Rights. Archives &Special Collections Open House.
Tour and exhibit of treasures from the special collections for directors of large public libraries and for other groups
colloquium in honor of a major acquisition of Willa Cather manuscripts.
Translation jam. Department of National Defense Royal Canadian Navy strategic planning overview. Archives Society of
Alberta workshop.
University senate reception.
University South Caroliniana Society Annual Meeting Columbia SC Ward One Exhibit and Reception Reception &
exhibit opening for the 125th Anniversary of USC being a Federal depository.
We have five endowed lectures annually, each on a particular aspect of the history of the book, libraries or collecting.
White glove event for library donors. Honoring the class of 58. National History Day.
Winter Olympics memorabilia. Lincoln postcards. 18th century literature.
YURA 50th Anniversary Reception: York University Retirees Association reception and donation of historical collection.
White Gloves Event: Hosted a series of donors, library supporters, and potential donors in an evening of exploring
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