Edward S. Curtis Photographs on Display in Morris Library


Amanda Roberts

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM from November 1, 2013 until November 30, 2013

Location: Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, SIU, 605 Agriculture Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: 618-453-2516

Email: bmartell@lib.siu.edu

Link: http://lib.siu.edu/blog/20

Event Description

Edward S. Curtis Photographs on Display in Morris Library
A new exhibit opening this November in The Hall of Presidents and Chancellors at Morris Library highlights the art of Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), whose photographs of Native Americans captured a vanishing way of life. Curtis published The North American Indian in 20 volumes with support from financier J. P. Morgan and President Theodore Roosevelt. The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Morris Library holds 13 of these volumes, offering researchers a rare opportunity to study these iconic images firsthand.

SCRC’s Beth Martell chose 130 images to spark viewers’ imaginations. She will discuss the exhibit in an informal talk on November 14th from Noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Gray Whaley will also be there to speak on "American Indian Activism and the Primitive Imaginary in the Age of Edward Curtis." Bring a brown bag lunch and join the conversation!

SCRC encourages students and anyone interested in photography, Native American studies, and history to tour the exhibit and pursue further research using the Curtis volumes. For further information please call Beth Martell at 453-4097 or contact SCRC at 453-2516.
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