Summer 2016

In the 1950s, the Ford Foundation and the Fund for the Advancement of Education recognized television as “the most powerful medium of communication yet devised by man.”  In that decade, the number of home television sets skyrocketed from 50,000 to 50 million, and educators, government...

Rare Books is proud to support the Book Arts Program with its collections. For more information about the Book Arts Program and future workshops, visit their website or like them on Facebook. Up-cycled Stories: Books as Process Julianna Christie, Marnie Powers-Torrey & Emily Tipps May 28 Saturday, 10:00–6:00 Book...

On May 17, 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public education is unconstitutional and that separate educational facilities were "inherently unequal".  Overturning the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson in which “separate but equal” facilities were allowed and often encouraged, Brown v....