February 2020 News Wrap Up

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Feb. 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
Looking back at events, newly processed collections
screen shot of instagram post featuring Black Arts Movement popup exhibit

By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator

February has been a very busy month in the Special Collections Research Center. From transcribe-a-thons to Black Arts Movement pop-up events, to very busy classroom spaces, our staff and researchers are on the move this month. Behind-the-scenes, we are grateful that February has an extra day we can use as we prepare to bring you a blockbuster March with a full line of events for the University's official 150th birthday on March 24, and the Brodsky Conservation lecture and workshop. Take a moment to look back on February in this post.

Looking Back at February Events:

Friday, February 14, 2020: Frederick Douglass Day of Service Transcribe-a-thon, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library. Volunteers can sign up for a 30 minute slot to help transcribe Anna Julia Cooper’s papers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Black Arts Movement Popup Exhibit, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, Hillyer Room (606 Bird Library). Pop up exhibit complementing the Humanities Center’s “Black Music and Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter” lecture.

Newly Processed Collections:

Upcoming Public Events:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Black Arts Movement Popup Exhibit ENCORE, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, Hillyer Room (606 Bird Library).

Wednesday, March 24, 2020: Special Collections Research Center Celebrates Sesquicentennial, 10:00am – 4:00pm, (Bird Library 6th floor).

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