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An Avalanche of Awesome: The Newly Acquired Circus Collection in Special Collections

Date:
Friday, February 2nd
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Website:
http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu

Event Description

Associate Professor Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmidt, Senior Library Specialist, ISU Special Collections in Milner Library, will give a talk entitled, “An Avalanche of Awesome: The Newly Acquired Circus Collection in Special Collections” at 4:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Founders Suite in the Bone Student Center.

The Circus and Allied Arts Collection in Milner Library’s Special Collections has recently received a donation by Herbert Ueckert. The sheer volume of the new materials donated by Mr. Ueckert is most certainly impressive as it adds up to nearly 250,000 items, but the richness and breadth of it all is what truly captivates. There are photographs, documents, correspondence, posters, heralds, catalogs, route books, programs, scrapbooks, wardrobe, and all manner of ephemera from throughout the storied eras of the undeniable cultural touchstone that is CIRCUS. This new collection has it all!. We will be showing highlights from this important and fascinating new donation.

All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Founders Suite in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Venue

Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Room:
Founders
Phone:
(309) 438-4636
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu

Organizer

University Club
Phone:
(309) 438-7933
Email:
rlpresto@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu