First Fridays Series, Objects of Desire
Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations.
All events at noon, 120 Andersen Library.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Join us for two presentations at the November 1, 2013 First Fridays.
1) Objects of Desire: Cherished Images of Childhood
Lisa Von Drasek, Curator for the Children’s Literature Research Collections, discusses the hidden secrets in picture book art, with art examples from the Kerlan Collection.
2) A Place for One’s Home: Building Jewish Communities Against the Odds
Whether it was the German Jews in the 1850s, Eastern European Jews in the 1880s, or Soviet Jews in the 1970s and 1980s, when Jewish families immigrated to the Upper Midwest region their desire was simple: a home. A place to live, for their family to prosper, free from religious and social persecution. While some were successful with businesses and homesteads, others met housing discrimination and prejudice. Presented by Kate Dietrick, Assistant Archivist, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
This series of intellectually stimulating talks is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections.