114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Archives and the Artist Book

Session Chair: 
Mark O'Connor, Slippery Rock University
Fountain III


  1. Mark O'Connor, Slippery Rock University
    This multi-media presentation examines the role of archive and special collections materials and their use in creative-writing classrooms. The presenters will offer examples of student work inspired by items from the university archives and speak to the unique role of such “objects” in an increasingly digitized age.
  2. Teresa Gray, Vanderbilt University, Celia Walker, Vanderbilt University
    Within the last three years, Special Collections has embedded a librarian into an undergraduate history course and opened the Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit program to faculty in the History of Art and French departments.  This paper discusses challenges faced by faculty and library staff in offering classroom use of Special Collections artifacts, books, and manuscripts and exhibit curation by undergraduate students.
  3. Tatiana Bryant, University of Oregon, Sara DeWaay, University of Oregon
    In an effort to increase discoverability and engagement with rare materials, University of Oregon Libraries is curating a physical and digital exhibit of artists books examining concepts from the University Common Reading book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This paper discusses the curation, exhibition, engagement and preservation of artists books that explore themes from Coates’ book: race, identity, privilege, capitalism, incarceration, religion and family in historical and contemporary contexts.
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