For those of you now settling into another (or a brand new) year at Goucher, come up to the fourth floor of the Athenaeum to marvel at our newest displayed exhibit.
The case will be filled with science-fiction memorabilia until November, and a cart filled with suggested reading will remain next to it until the end of the exhibit.
We’re in the process of filling a full-sized display case with science fiction books and artifacts in the next few weeks!
Right now we’re compiling, designing, and prepping the display case to contain many of the interesting items left to us in honor of the late Brownlee Sands Corrin, a professor of International Relations and later head of the Communications department at Goucher.
Aside from his vast (and by vast I mean close to 2,000 books and items) science fiction collection, Corrin also collected pins, signs, pamphlets, and memorabilia from political campaigns over the years. But of the huge donation, the sci-fi items have never been on display or advertised.
More updates will come of the content and premiere of the exhibit soon!
It’s been a long time that we have been planning on having a platform to share our experiences and discoveries of the Goucher Special Collections and Archives. Those who contribute and curate these posts are mostly students who work within the SC&A and we are constantly finding things we’d love to share with others.
Alongside our usual duties in SC&A, we often stumble across interesting, exciting, relevant, or (sometimes) disturbing books and artifacts. In an effort to share the things we find and inspire interest in the HUGE collection at Goucher, we have decided to compile this blog. It’s made with the intention of giving more information of our collection to the Goucher community, but also to share them with anyone interested.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, and requests for research. We also are open to researchers within and outside the Goucher community. Our services are free, and we are open to the public from 10am-4pm Monday through Friday. For research consultation, please contact our Curator of Special Collections Tara Olivero at email@example.com. Priority often goes to students, but we are still available for all.
We are located at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore MD 21204 inside the Athenaeum on the 4th floor by the elevators. We can also be found at Our Library Website.