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Archive for November, 2011

Cover Art, Schmover Art: Vogue Picture Records

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Earlier this year, we received a gift of 52 10-inch 78 RPM Vogue Picture Records. It was my first accession as a member of the SU Library, so it might be said I’ll remember them because of that fact. While that’s true, it’d be hard to forget these records. The records were the brainchild of […]

Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer: The Local Connection

Friday, November 18th, 2011

by Susan Kline, Grove Project Archivist Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer is regarded as one of the most controversial and important pieces of American literature of the last century. Nearly 30 years after being banned in the United States upon its initial publication in France, Grove Press published the first American edition of the book in 1961. (The […]

“Aha!” Moment in the Archives

Friday, November 11th, 2011

by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist “Wow, I can’t believe that I am actually holding a signed copy of Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery; he actually held this book in his hand!” I remember thinking this as I examined the black signature on the third page of Washington’s 1901 book.  I looked around for […]

Holding a piece of English history

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

In 1969 my parents and I made the first of many trips to England and Europe. My dad decided that I should study the history of the different countries so that I would have some appreciation for what I was going to see. I remember reading about the king who had six wives, the queen […]

Research Roundtable

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

  Today Maarten van Gageldonk, an American Studies PhD candidate from Radboud University Nijmegen (Holland), will present his research on the relationship between Grove Press, Evergreen Review, and the Theater of the Absurd. The jumping off point for Maarten’s talk is a special issue of Evergreen Review from 1960 that was dedicated to the ‘Pataphysics […]