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Amy Lowell: Adventures in Collecting in Turn-of-the-Century Boston

Amy Lowell: Adventures in Collecting in Turn-of-the-Century Boston
120 St. George St., Thomas Fisher Library
Time: Apr 2nd, 8:00 pm End: Apr 2nd, 10:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Information, Faculty of, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Lecture by Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard University

The Friends of the Fisher Library are pleased to present the Gryphon Lecture on the History of the Book

Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Amy Lowell: Adventures in Collecting in Turn-of-the-Century Boston

Amy Lowell (1874-1925) — a controversial, cigar-smoking, outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — collected works by prominent creative artists such as Jane Austen, Ludwig von Beethoven, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, John Keats, Michelangelo, Walt Whitman, and Émile Zola.

Works from Lowell’s collection are showcased in “From Austen to Zola: Amy Lowell as a Collector,” Houghton Library’s fall exhibition. This exhibit opens on Sept. 4 and will run through Jan. 12, 2013. From October through January, a companion exhibition, “Six Decades of Treasure Hunting: Purchases with the Amy Lowell Fund,” will be in the Amy Lowell Room at Houghton, focusing on the important library acquisitions made possible by the funds bequeathed by Lowell to further develop the Harvard collections.

“The Amy Lowell Collection forms the core of our 19th-century English literature holdings,” said Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts Leslie Morris, exhibition organizer, “as well as providing incredibly important individual manuscripts and books in other fields. It’s time we highlighted Miss Lowell’s key role in building the Harvard Library collections.”

 

This lecture is free, but we request that you contact the Library if you plan to attend by emailing at events.library@utoronto.ca or phoning (416) 978-3600.

The Friends of the Fisher Library supports acquisitions and special programs at the Fisher Library, including the publication of exhibition catalogues. The Friends also hosts four lectures each year.

Benefits of Membership in Friends of the Fisher Library
Along with the personal satisfaction gained from supporting the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library you will receive:

  • Invitations to lectures and special events (view past and upcoming events).
  • The Halcyon, The Newsletter of the Friends of The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Published twice a year, in December and June,The Halcyon includes short articles on recent noteworthy gifts to and acquisitions of the Library, recent or current exhibitions, activities of the Friends, and other short articles about the Library's collections.

Membership Form [pdf]

For further information about this event, please contact Acting Director Anne Dondertman


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