Events & Exhibits - Spring 2003

Library Exhibits This Spring

The Weinberg Library has a busy spring exhibit schedule. The Heritage Room of the Library hosted a traveling exhibit titled "African Presence in the Americas." The exhibit, on loan from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, was sponsored by the University's Office of Equity and Diversity and the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. The exhibit ran from 27 January through 9 March. An opening reception on Tuesday, 4 February, in the Heritage Room featured a talk by Howard Dodson, Ph.D., Chief of the Schomberg Center. The reception was attended by more than 75 guests. The exhibit provided an introduction to 500 years of African presence in the Americas. It was organized by four themes, which cut across time and geography: Migration, Work, Culture, and Resistance. The exhibit was installed by Darlene Miller-Lanning of the University Art Gallery with the assistance of Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies. From 3 March through 27 April the Heritage Room will host "Highlights from the Rousseau Memorial Collection." The collection contains autographed first editions from the Easton and Franklin presses by authors such as George Bush, John Irving, and Michael Crichton. The books also feature decorated leather bindings. Also in the collection are facsimiles of first edition American literature such as The Great Gatsby, Gone With the Wind and Catch-22.
During May Weinberg Library will join the University in honoring Scholarship Month by displaying our collection of recent faculty publications.
In June, to coincide with the alumni reunion, the Heritage Room will feature an exhibit of books by alumni authors.

Michael Knies