Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Autographs You Won't Want to Miss: The Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College

A radio interview by Zinta Aistars
WMUK 102.1 FM
Kalamazoo, Michigan's NPR affiliate station

Paul Smithson, curator, in the Rare Book Room at K College

Once or twice a month, I record radio interviews for the Arts and More program at WMUK radio. In May, I talk to Paul Smithson at Kalamazoo College: 

Every term, Kalamazoo College digs up an exhibit for display at the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. It’s located on the third floor of the Upjohn Library Commons building at the corner of Thompson and Academy streets.
The exhibit “Sincerely Yours: Noteworthy Signatures” will be up until June 5, 2014. It's filled with letters, books, documents, and even artwork signed by famous figures in history. 
Rare Book Room Curator Paul Smithson says handling the actual documents written by these famous people makes them real to students of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
Among the collection are photos of Alice Hargreaves--the original Alice of Alice in Wonderland. Hargreaves encouraged Lewis Carroll to publish the fantastical stories he made up for her. There is also ...

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