Sally Wingert visited our caverns recently, searching the Guthrie archives to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” She found what she was looking for — a costume bible from the Guthrie’s 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy.
In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Award on April 18. Drasek is the curator of the University’s Children’s Literature Research Collections.
In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Tia Gardner discusses books from the University’s Givens Collection of African American Literature, which feature collaborations among African American Women.
Librarian Kimberly Clarke, University of Minnesota, discusses resources at the University Libraries that provide information on African American literature that has been adapted into film. Resources include: “Black Camera” An International Film Journal, “African American Review” Published by St. Louis University, ,“Cinema Journal” The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and “Callaloo” Published by Texas A&M University.
Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.
Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, their histories are preserved in the archives of the Charles Babbage Institute.
University of Minnesota Librarians discuss the books they plan to give and the ones they’d love to get as gifts this holiday season in a very special episode of Read This Book! Genres covered include children’s literature, mysteries, cookbooks, and cool science.
In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota, discusses books with holiday cookie recipes.
A special reception to celebrate the University Libraries exhibit, “Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design,” will be held Monday, December 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Rapson, former dean of the University’s School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts. “Not only did he design a number of buildings, he taught an entire generation of architects to design buildings — so his influence is deep and far reaching,” said Jane King Hession, curator of the exhibit and author of “Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design.”
In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommends three books that relate to scientific milestones to celebrate that occurred in October. The books are: “Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing,” by David E. Fisher, “Live from the Moon,” by Michael Allen, and “Nobel Prize Women in Science,” by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.