Scrapbook exhibit and talk: In an era of Facebook and Instagram, it’s important to recall that once we collected our own histories by pasting them into scrapbooks. The Past, Paper, Scissors exhibit explores history at Northwestern and beyond as depicted by photos, clippings, ticket stubs, faded flowers, and dance cards packed onto the scrapbook pages of a bygone era.
Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D., Professor of English at New Jersey City University and author of the book “Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance” will speak about 19th and 20th century scrapbooks, in “Reading the Remnants: American Scrapbook History” on November 13th, 2013, at 4 PM in the Northwestern University Library Forum Room. Everybody is welcome to attend.
Exhibit: The exhibition Past, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks from the Northwestern University Library Collections runs from September 16, 2013 through January 3, 2014 in the University Library and in the lobby of the Charles Deering Library.
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