Tending to Popular Thought: What People Read and Why – Spring 2020

Buchanan Library Fellows Qingyang, Emma Claire, Jessica, and GabrielleThis exhibition will be curated by a cohort of Buchanan Library Fellows and their librarian mentors.

Students learned about book history and curated an exhibit about reading using Special Collections books. Their exhibit explores sixteenth- to nineteenth-century popular literature from occult philosophy to herbology, and personal essays. Each Fellow explored how past conceptions of the world were visible in their selections. As curators, the Fellows interpreted how books and their creators participate in the world around them, adding to, changing and directing cultural trends.

Online Exhibit: Popular Thought: What People Read and Why

Fellows: Qingyang Cui, Emma Claire Geitner, Jessica Prus, and Gabrielle Rodriguez

Mary Anne Caton, Library Programs and Grants Coordinator
Rachel Lavenda, Curator of Special Collections

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