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First Fridays: Playing Ball and Neighborhood Home Festivals

February 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
A black and white photo from the IHRCA collections showing a person playing a guitar with five people standing behind them in an indoor space

…it’s all fun and games!

Have a little fun with Archives and Special Collections for the 2022-2023 season of First Fridays. This year we investigate materials in the archives that are strictly recreational.

Presentations begin at noon. Light refreshments and appetizers will be available. ASL interpreters will be present for all First Fridays events. Presentations resume in person this year, with the option to stream via Zoom. Please make a reservation if you plan to attend in person or online.

A woodcut image from the James Ford Bell Library showing a large group of people playing a game with one figure kicking a ballPlaying Ball in the James Ford Bell Library
Presented by Anne Good, Assistant Curator, James Ford Bell Library

Ball games, in fact games and recreational activities of all sorts, were played by peoples throughout the premodern world. This talk by assistant curator Anne Good will share accounts and images of recreation documented in the Bell Library’s collections.

A black and white photo from the IHRCA collections showing a person playing a guitar with five people standing behind them in an indoor space‘Get Together Americans!’ Through Neighborhood Home Festivals
Presented by Ellen Engseth, Curator, Immigration History Research Center Archives

The Parranda, a Puerto Rican custom of progressive parties, were adapted by Rachel Davis Dubois in New York as the Neighborhood Home Festival. Their purpose was intercultural experiences, developing friendships, and combating racism.

Event details

What: First Fridays, “Playing Ball in the James Ford Bell Library” and “‘Get Together Americans!’ Through Neighborhood Home Festivals”
When: Friday, Feb. 3, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120 | Parking and directions

First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. Andersen and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.

Details

Date:
February 3, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu

Venue

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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