Library Exhibition "Making Connections: Archives and Imagination"


The University of Delaware Library annouces the opening of a small, new exhibition in the exhibition case in the Information Room on the First Floor of the of the Morris Library. The exhibition is in honor of American Archives Month and is entitled, "Making Connections: Archives and Imagination." It focuses on the Hazlitt Family, particularly writer William Hazlitt (1778-1830), and brings together several of the differend kinds of materials that can be found in the University of Delaware Library Special Collections including diaries, correspondence, artwork and books.

The items on display shed light on William Hazlitt's influence and impact as a prominent literary, art and social critic. He wrote essays on a wide variety of topics, influencing the development of the forms.

The American Archives Month theme this year was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and celebrates the importance of historic documents and demonstrates how archivists/librarians connect people to the past through a variety of sources.

The curator of "Making Connections: Archives and Imagination" was Jaime Margalotti, senior assistant librarian in the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library assisted by Anita Wellner and Laurie Rizzo.

About the Special Collections Department
Holdings of the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library include books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera and realia from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. The collections complement the Library's general collections with particular strengths in the subject areas of the arts; English, Irish, and American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture; and history of science and technology.

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