The George Washington University
Tuesday, April 21
Gelman Library Reading Porch
Rain location: Gelman 219
Party Bard-y with GW Libraries and GW English as we celebrate the 451st birthday of William Shakespeare. Join us on the Gelman Reading Porch for cakes and tea while enjoying student poetry performances. You can also make your own quill pen and, of course, take a birthday selfie with Will.
April 1 - May 31, 2015
Media and Public Affairs Building second floor display cases.
April is National Poetry Month!
Celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our culture" by visiting this new exhibit from the Corcoran Art & Design Collection, focusing on the relationship of poetry and art as illustrated through artists’ books. The display features the numerous artists’ books from the collection that utilize poetry or lyrics as a basis for artistic expression in book form.
Pages of some of the volumes in the display cases will be changed throughout the exhibition so that visitors will have the opportunity to view the range of images in the books.
It has been a year since pro-Russian activists seized control of government buildings in towns and cities in the Ukraine. With broad geo-political implications, this conflict is a rich subject for academic research and analysis. The Global Resources Center has just published a comprehensive research guide covering the historical background, milestone events of 2014-2015, and providing links to up-to-date news, analysis, maps, and videos from multilingual sources.
Gelman Library's Special Collections is always happy to see its material being put to use. It's especially nice when it's used by the original donor returning to see how we've cared for their material over the years.
Gelman, Eckles, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library all have power and are unaffected by the power outages in DC.
Welcome to the DC Africana Archives Project blog! We are so excited to bring these collections out of hiding and to share what we find with you. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting about items we find in these collections and telling you about upcoming events. Watch this space for posts from our processing assistants as well as links to our Tumblr.
Our eight processing assistants were hired in November 2014 and began processing in January. Over the past two months they’ve processed over 300 linear feet of material at five institutions! Below is a list of the collections that have been processed or are currently being processed at each institution. Be on the lookout for finding aids, coming soon!
George Washington University
Walter Fauntroy Papers
So far we’ve processed over 150 boxes of the Walter Fauntroy Papers!
Found in the Walter Fauntroy Papers, GWU
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Arthur P. Davis Papers
Patricia Roberts Harris Papers
Wilhelmina Rolark Papers
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Capitol Press Club Records
St. Elizabeth Hospital Burial Ledger
Sadgwar Family Papers
DC Statehood Party Records
Madeline Lindsey Green Family Research Papers
Westminster Neighborhood Association Records
Reverend Tecumseh Hampton Gaskins Papers
District of Columbia Archives
Marion Barry, Jr. Collection
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library
Lawrence Guyot, Jr. Papers
Charlene Drew Jarvis Papers
In Summer 2015 we’ll start processing at the National Museum of American History. Check back here, as well as at our Tumblr for great finds from the processing assistants!
In 1978, the National Education Association sent a task force to Puerto Rico to investigate the state of the island's education system. One year later they published a book titled Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools.
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor
5pm - Reception and Viewing of Exhibit
6pm - Opening Ceremony
You are invited to the opening of an exhibit created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds. The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition. It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.
The opening ceremony will be addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. These presentations will be followed by a general discussion.
This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.