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Kurt Vonnegut Exhibit - Commemorating 30 Years Since His Visit to Moravian

Vonnegut at Moravian Image - ComenianKurt Vonnegut Jr. was a well-renowned fiction writer known for his black comedy and satire. Chief among his works is Slaughterhouse-Five, the 1969 novel born from his memories of the bombing of Dresden in World War II. Its anti-war message caught the attention of Vietnam War protesters, propelling Vonnegut to fame and giving him a platform to discuss his unique beliefs with the nation.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Vonnegut's visit to our own Moravian campus in 1992. To celebrate, Reeves Library is holding a free screening of the 2021 documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time in Prosser Auditorium on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Additionally, there will be an exhibit showcasing three Vonnegut books from the Rare Books Room, as well as materials from the lecture that Vonnegut gave at Moravian University in 1992. To learn more about the work of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., please see the research guide here.

When: April 1, 2022 - December 20, 2022

Where: Reeves Library, Lower Level

 

The Road to Modern Libraries and Archives: The BIPOC Influence

Modern Libraries and Archives FlyerWe've all seen photos of libraries in the 1800s and noted how different they look from today's libraries. Yet, the changes behind-the-scenes are even greater. We know that the Carnegie family built many physical structures that house today's libraries, but most of us, even librarians and archivists, know little about the individuals who developed the processes and tools that make finding information efficient and easy today.

Contributions that African-Americans have made to libraries are significant. Are you aware that the Librarian of Congress, the highest position obtainable for a librarian in the U.S., is currently held by an African-American woman? Did you know that bibliotherapy for veterans was developed by an African-American?  Find out more about these ground-breaking individuals in the first of our 3-part Lunch and Learn series.

Part 1: African-American Trailblazers in Libraries

When: Friday, January 28, 2022, 12:15-1:15 PM. EST

Where: Zoom

ID: 91996308956

 

Part 2: Hispanic and Native-American Trailblazers in Libraries

When: TBA

Where: Zoom

 

Part 3: BIPOC Trailblazers in Archives

When: TBD

Where: Zoom

 

Past Events

Community Archives: Two African American Women, Their Differences & the Thread That Binds

Community Archives Event FlyerGloria Naylor and Esther M. Lee are two African American women who have defined and shaped their communities with written and spoken words. Naylor, a literary writer, was molded in large, diverse cities like the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Her education took place behind the walls of academia, CUNY Colleges, and Yale, while Mrs. Esther M. Lee, President of the NAACP Lehigh Valley Chapter, and local activist, was shaped by her upbringing in Bethlehem, Pa and educated in the halls of necessity for diversity.

Join us as our presenter, Rayah Levy, compares the lives of these two important African American Women and shares the insights that she has gained from working with the archival collections of both. Additionally, this presentation will address questions relating to archival appraisal (whose collections are important and when should collections be accessioned to an archive), and the need to preserve marginalized voices in our communities.

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM EST

View the full recording of the event here.