Monthly Archives: October 2018

Alice in Wonderland: Original Illustrations

Have you ever wondered who originally illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland? John Tenniel created a total of ninety-two drawings for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll had originally illustrated Wonderland … Continue reading

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Dexter Fellows circus collections

The circus was created by a gentleman named Philip Astley who was a former cavalry Sargent-Major in the British Army. Astley established the first official circus in 1782 in Paris, France where they performed the spectacle of impressive physical talents. … Continue reading

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Negro Directory, approximately 1910

Last week, TU’s Department of Special Collections acquired a list of people’s names, written in pencil in Staple and Fine Groceries account book labeled, also in pencil “Negro directory”.  Many have notations about the person, and often have street addresses. … Continue reading

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Lance Hidy: Graphic Arts Posters

Graphic designer, Lance Hidy, is best known for his style of printing by creating clean-cut and minimalist posters. His unique designs stand out with their simplistic nature, vivid colors, and hard-edged shapes. Hidy was born in 1964 in LaGrande, Oregon. … Continue reading

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A Cry from the Middle Passage

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired a copy of A Cry from the Middle Passage; or the Act of 1846, and its Effects on the Slave Trade. London: Seeleys, 1850. To try to explain the importance … Continue reading

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The James Thurber Newspaper clippings

  James Thurber was a man of many talents, somebody that identified as a cartoonist, an author, and an actor. The Thurber clippings collection is currently being processed at the McFarlin Library special collections, where a large number of newspaper … Continue reading

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only person to win both a Booker Prize and an Oscar. During her lifetime she wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and numerous collections of short stories. In 2002, she was granted a joint fellowship … Continue reading

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