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2013-16 News Release Archive
08/24/2016

Jaffe Center at FAU to Host Seventh Annual Letterpress Appreciation Day Celebration

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Letterpress Appreciation Day with an open house on Sunday, Sept. 18, and on Monday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. The Jaffe Center is at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

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08/18/2016

Technology Allows FAU's Online Students to Study with Campus Peers at Collaboration Stations in Wimberly Library

Florida Atlantic University's Center for e-Learning has gifted collaboration stations to the Wimberly Library to provide its online student body the luxury of connecting with students physically located in the library. These stations also will give more options to large groups of students, faculty and others on campus who want to meet or study together.

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06/21/2016

Midsummer Makers Marketplace at FAU on June 25

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts' Midsummer Makers Marketplace will be in full swing Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the T-6 Lab, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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05/26/2016

Paintings of Award-Winning Artist Helen Salzberg on Display with Works by FAU's Artists in Residence

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts is currently hosting "Dialogue Revisited," an exhibition of works by award-winning artist and poet Helen M. Salzberg, along with the recipients of a residency that she established at the Jaffe Center and “Dialogue Book + Art by Dorothy Simpson Krause," now through Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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05/17/2016

KCO, Aaron Kula Conductor, Presents 'South Pacific: In Concert' Featuring Full Cast, Chorus and Vocalists at FAU

Maestro Aaron Kula's 40-member KCO, joined by a cast of 10 principal actors and singers along with 30-members from the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, will present the concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 Broadway musical "South Pacific." This 11th annual Spirit of America concert will be performed on Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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03/02/2016

'Wanderlust: The Life and Work of Artist John Eric Broaddus' Exhibition at FAU

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University is currently hosting "Wanderlust: The Life and Work of Artist John Eric Broaddus," an exhibition of extraordinary art left by the pioneering book maker and costume designer who died of AIDS in 1990, through Monday, April 3 at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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02/01/2016

KCO to Present Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony + KlezmerJaz' in Groundbreaking Performance at FAU

Maestro Aaron Kula will lead two Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) ensembles in a unique and innovative crossover concert, "Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony + Klezmer Jazz," on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

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6/24/2015

Jaffe Center for Book Arts
FAU to Host 'The Last Word: Our Favorite Colophons' from Artists' Books at Wimberly Library

The tradition of reading the last page of a book before reading the book is being celebrated at Florida Atlantic University where the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center will host "The Last Word: Our Favorite Colophons," an exhibition of some of the best colophons in books and broadsides collected during the center's 15-year history, now through Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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5/28/2015

Deadline for Jaffe Center's Artist in Residence Program is June 15

The deadline for submitting proposals for the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts' Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence program at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library is June 15.

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3/17/2015

Exhibitions at FAU Highlight President Lincoln's Struggle to Meet Constitutional Challenges of Civil War

Florida Atlantic University will host "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a traveling exhibition from the National Constitution Center, from Friday, March 20 through Thursday, April 30 at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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2/13/2015

Klezmer Company Orchestra to Kick off 18th Season at FAU with 'NuKlezmerClassix' Concert

The 25-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Aaron Kula, with guest vocalists Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei and Graham Fandrei, will kick off its 18th season at Florida Atlantic University with "NuKlezmerClassix," a concert featuring classic Klezmer melodies re-mixed with new orchestrations, exotic percussion and gypsy jazz, on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, FAU's Boca Raton campus.

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2/13/2015

Kultur Festival 2015 Events

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2/12/2015

Norman J.W. Goda to Present 'Nazi War Criminals, U.S. Intelligence and the Cold War' as FAU's Korf Lecture

Norman J.W. Goda, Ph.D., will deliver the seventh biennial Frank and Rita Korf Memorial Lecture titled "Nazi War Criminals, U.S. Intelligence and the Cold War," at Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wimberly Library.

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2/12/2015

FAU to Celebrate Arthur Jaffe's Life and Legacy

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate the life and legacy of benefactor and book arts enthusiast Arthur Jaffe on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium.

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1/12/2015

Explore the Culture of the American Shakers

FAU benefactor Arthur Jaffe, Convivio Bookworks and the Bonvivio Book of Days Catalog are sponsoring world-famous early music specialists Anne Azema and John Cohen of the Boston Camerata for a film, lecture and other entertaining programs that explore the American Shakers culture, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and Thursday, Jan. 22, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton campus.

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11/03/2014



Genealogist and Author Genie Milgrom to Discuss 'Search for Jewish Roots' at FAU's Jewish Cultural Society Program

The Jewish Cultural Society at Florida Atlantic University will host Genie Milgrom, a genealogist and international lecturer, for a program titled "From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots," on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.

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10/16/2014

Faculty Invited to 'Open Access Week' Kickoff at Wimberly Library

Florida Atlantic University faculty interested in Open Access to journal resources are invited to attend a day of programming being hosted on Monday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Central Florida and streamed by the Wimberly Library, Room 451, Boca Raton campus.

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10/16/2014

Alexander Press Lunch and Learn


'Video in the Classroom' Lunch and Learn

Florida Atlantic University Libraries and the Alexander Street Press would like to invite the FAU faculty to a lunch and learn discussion on the use of video in the classroom from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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10/06/2014

'Lunch and Learn' to Introduce New FAU Digital Library

Learn about Florida Atlantic University's new digital library fau.digital.flvc.org, which provides online access to much of FAU's rare materials and student and faculty-generated work, during a 'Lunch and Learn' on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at noon.

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10/03/2014



Vinyl Records for the Taking

Florida Atlantic University's students, staff and faculty are invited to browse through the Recorded Sound Archives' excess sound recordings and take what they want on Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wimberly Library, fifth floor.

Photo #1: Vinyl records give-away.


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9/25/2014

Jaffe Center at FAU to Host 'Miami Book Arts: The Sweat Broadsheet Collection' through Oct. 12

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts will host "Miami Book Arts: The Sweat Broadsheet Collection," an exhibition featuring the work of 46 artists and 42 writers who collaborated for five years.


Photo #1: "The Dance is Light," lithograph, image by Lydia Rubio and text by Michael Hettich.

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9/24/2014



Klezmer Company Orchestra's First International Tour Showcases World Music Created at FAU

Klezmer Company Orchestra, the professional ensemble-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, is home from its first international tour, which took band members to Canada.

Photo #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto.

Photo #2: Aaron Kula, KCO music director, and KCO members at the Montreal Jewish Music Festival.

Photo #3:
Klezmer Company Orchestra at the Harbourfront Centre for Toronto's Ashkenaz Festival.

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9/11/2014

Clock Ticking for Pie Orders to Benefit FAU's Jaffe Center

The deadline is Oct. 3 to order pies from Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, which is again teaming up with the world-famous Upper Crust bakery of Lake Worth to raise money for the center.


Photo #1: Printers' Pie Magazine

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9/04/2014



Jaffe Center to Celebrate Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House at FAU on Sept. 18

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will celebrate its fifth annual "Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House" on Thursday, Sept. 18, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Wimberly Library.

Photo #1: John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University and Lorna Ruth Galloway, an FAU alumna and former Jaffe Center Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence, at the Wesel Iron Handpress at the Jaffe Center.


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8/19/2014

RSA
Recorded Sound Archives' Streaming Audio Website Goes Online

Florida Atlantic University Libraries launched its Recorded Sound Archives' vintage streaming music website rsa.fau.edu.

Photo #1: Walt Disney's "Mouseketeer Record."

Photo #2: Cole Porter's "You're the Top."

Photo #3: Benny Goodman's "A Zoot Suit."

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8/07/2014

Klezmer Company Orchesta


KCO to Present '¡JubanoJazz!' at FAU to Kick off Tour to Canada

The nine core band members of Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), directed by accordionist Aaron Kula, will present '¡JubanoJazz!,' a special concert to set the tone for the group's tour to Canada, at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 17.

Photo #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra with Conductor Aaron Kula


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8/05/2014

Arthur Jaffee
FAU President John Kelly Awards Medallion to Arthur Jaffe for Distinguished Service

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly today awarded a President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to Arthur Jaffe, a World War II veteran and philanthropist who introduced his collection of rare, valuable handmade artists' books to tens of thousands of people in south Florida and founded the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: Arthur Jaffe, founder of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center at Florida Atlantic University.

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6/12/2014



FAU's Ergood and Rebar Recognized as Florida 'Ask a Librarian SuperStars'


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5/13/2014

'Spirit of America Exhibition' at FAU's Wimberly Library June 16 - July 11

'An Intimate Conversation with Jamie Bernstein' Presentation and Reception Kicks off 'Spirit of America Festival' at FAU

Salutes Leonard Bernstein with Florida Premiere of 'On the Town' during Inaugural Spirit of America Festival at FAU

Libraries to Present 'Bernstein on Broadway' during Spirit of America Festival

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5/02/2014



KCO Salutes Leonard Bernstein with Florida Premiere of 'On the Town' during Inaugural Spirit of America Festival at FAU

Maestro Aaron Kula's 50-member Klezmer Company Orchestra will be joined by six guest opera singers and guest of honor Jamie Bernstein for the Florida premiere of the concert version of composer Leonard Bernstein's 1944 Broadway musical "On the Town" on Sunday, June 22.

Photo #1: Composer Leonard Bernstein.

Photo #2: Aaron Kula, director of Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo #3:
Writer and narrator Jamie Bernstein.

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5/02/2014

'Academic Ink' Exhibition at Wimberly Library through June 23

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4/17/2014



William Miller, Dean of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University, Wins One of Highest Honors Awarded to Nation's Librarians

William Miller, Ph.D., an eminent scholar and prolific author who has written 60 articles and edited 10 books in the field of librarianship, and who has been dean of libraries at FAU for 26 years, has won the 2014 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the highest honor given by the American Library Association's (ALA) Reference and User Services Division (RUSA).

Photo #1: William Miller, Ph.D., dean of libraries at Florida Atlantic University.

Photo #2: William Miller, Ph.D., dean of libraries at Florida Atlantic University.

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4/03/2014

FAU Senior Amy Grover to Present 'The Art of Research: Selections from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection' Discussion and Slide Show, Friday, April 11, at 3 p.m.

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3/10/2014



Jewish Cultural Society Hosts Reception to Celebrate KCO's 17th Season at FAU and Composition Winner Eric Benaim

The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS) at Florida Atlantic University recently entertained 80 guests during a Latin-themed reception to celebrate Klezmer Company Orchestra's (KCO) 17th season and to honor 23-year-old Eric Benaim, the first place winner in KCO's inaugural Composition Competition, at FAU's Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra with Aaron Kula, conductor and Graham Fandrei, vocalist.

Photo #2: (Left to right) William Miller, Ph.D., dean of Libraries at FAU; Maestro Aaron Kula; Eric Benaim, composition competition first place winner; and Evelyn Solomon, JCS president. guest vocalist.

Photo #3: (Left to right) Dr. Edgardo Santos and Maria Santos; Maestro Aaron Kula; and Chaim Rubinov, KCO trumpeter and composer.

Photo #4:
(Left to right) JCS board member Stan Pierce; Dina Kostic, KCO concertmaster; and JCS board members Dottie Pierce and Bea Samit.

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3/10/2014

Libraries Offer Software Help and Training LibGuide

JCS to Host 'Baseball's Two Greatest Superstars: Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax,' Lecture

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3/03/2014



Jaffe Center to Sell World-Famous Pies for Pi Day


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2/17/2014

Research, Scholarship and Creative Projects on Display at FAU Libraries Jupiter through May 2

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2/10/2014



International Young Composers Join Klezmer Company Orchestra to Present '¡JubanoJazz!' on March 2 at FAU

Maestro Aaron Kula is mentoring emerging young composers who are interacting with Florida Atlantic University's Jewish Print Music Collection and re-imagining vintage melodies for his Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) performance. The ensemble will present two compositions by these young composers, one by 24-year-old Venezuelan-born Eric Benaim, and the other by 27-year-old Brazilian-born Diego Lyra Medeiros, during "¡JubanoJazz!" on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

Photo #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra with Conductor Aaron Kula..

Photo #2: Graham Fandrei, guest vocalist.

Photo #3: Aaron Kula, director of music performance and education at Florida Atlantic University Libraries.

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2/05/2014

Author Moustafa Soliman to Present Message of Coexistence in 'An Arab, a Jew and a Truck' during FAU's Annual Kultur Festival

Moustafa M. Soliman, a 77-year-old Egyptian American author and peace activist whose book "An Arab, a Jew and a Truck" inspired a nonprofit foundation Arab-Jewish Truck to Peace, is among the artists booked for Kultur Festival 2014, the sixth annual celebration of Jewish music and arts.

Photo #1: The book jacket for Moustafa M. Soliman's "An Arab, a Jew and a Truck."

Photo #2: An image from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness," a documentary.

Photo #3: Acclaimed artist Beatrice Coron's art work.

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1/10/2014



Jaffe Center at FAU to Host 'Ain't I a Woman,' a Chamber Music Theater Production by the Core Ensemble, on MLK Day

'Academic Ink' Calls for Participation

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1/03/2014

JCS to Host "People of the Book: An Intimate View of Books as Art" at Jaffe Center

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12/16/2013

Recorded Sound Archives Albums


Recorded Sound Archives at FAU to Host Third Annual Giveaway of Vinyl Records

Florida Atlantic University's Recorded Sound Archives, which preserves and digitizes rare and historic recordings, will host its third annual giveaway of excess vinyl records from Monday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, and again from Monday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: Thousands of LPs and 45 rpm vinyl discs will be given away in January during the Recorded Sound Archives' annual vinyl records giveaway on the fifth floor of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library.

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10/30/2013

New FAU Libraries Mobile-Optimized Website Available through FAU Mobile

'Academic Ink' Call for Participation

FAU to Host 'Animated Library, the Artists' Books of Susan Joy Share' Exhibition through Jan. 19, 2014

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9/30/2013

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FAU to Host 'Besa: The Promise' Documentary and Survivor Johanna Neumann on the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

The Jewish Cultural Society at Florida Atlantic University will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht by hosting a screening of "Besa: The Promise," a documentary about the Muslims of Nazi-occupied Albania who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, and speaker Johanna Neumann, a Holocaust survivor featured in the film, on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: "Besa: The Promise" title card courtesy of JWM Productions, LLC.

Photo #2: Holocaust survivor Johanna Neumann is featured in the documentary "Besa: The Promise." Photo is courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where Neumann works.

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10/02/2013

Susan Share Artwork
FAU to Host Alaskan Visual Artist Susan Share for 'Animated Library' Performance, Workshop, Gallery Talk and Exhibition

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will host "Animated Library," a stage performance featuring Alaskan visual artist and bookbinder Susan Share and her dramatic artwork on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: "Adorned Embrace," 2013, paper, card stock, plastic, crayon, acrylics, crocheted fibers, linen tapes and thread.

Photo #2: "Slipping Away," 2011, paper, card stock, crayon, acrylics, linen tapes and thread.

Photo #3: A paper "Slinky" used in performance.


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9/30/2013



FAU to Host Alaskan Visual Artist Susan Share for 'Animated Library' Performance

FAU to Host 'Animated Library, the Artists' Books of Susan Joy Share' Exhibition through Jan. 19, 2014

FAU to Host Visual Artist Susan Share for Sculptural Books Workshops

FAU to Host Visual Artist and Bookbinder Susan Share for Gallery Talk, Tuesday, Oct. 22


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9/21/2013

FAU to Host 'Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Printing and the Mind of Man' Display

Florida Atlantic University will host "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Printing and the Mind of Man," a prominent display to honor a landmark exhibition held in London to promote books and their role in advancing knowledge, now through Monday, Oct. 4, at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: "The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Richard Burton, published in London in 1652, is featured in the Wimberly Library's 'Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Printing and the Mind of Man" display.

Photo #2: "The Albert N'yanza: The Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources," by Samuel White Baker, published in London in 1866, is featured in the Wimberly Library's "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Printing and the Mind of Man" display.

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9/11/2013

FAU Libraries


FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'The Next Attempt for Life on Earth' Exhibition by Rick Newton through October 15

Florida Atlantic University will host 'The Next Attempt for Life on Earth,' an exhibition of futuristic paintings by West Palm Beach artist Rick Newton, now through Friday, Oct. 13, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

Photo #1: "Flight from Noah's Ark," Rick Newton, 2013, oil and acrylic on panel.

Photo #2: "Spitfire," Rick Newton, 2012, oil and acrylic on panel.


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8/28/2013

Student Maria Mor Finds "Sole Satisfaction" at FAU

FAU.edu Homepage Story

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9/09/2013



Sept. 18. 'Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House'

FAU Libraries' Customer Satisfaction Survey


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8/19/2013

'Book Arts 101: Summertime' Set for Saturday

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7/26/2013



Aaron Kula's Klezmer Company Orchestra Presents 'American Jewish New Year: Jazz & Wisdom' at Crest Theatre

Music director Aaron Kula and his acclaimed nine-member Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) will be joined by scholar and humorist Henry Abramson, Ph.D., and vocalist Lloyd Reshard for "American Jewish New Year: Jazz & Wisdom," a powerful concert of music and commentary that highlights traditional cantorial melodies and themes associated with the Jewish holiday, on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 and 7 p.m., at the Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

Photo #1: Conductor Aaron Kula and Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo #2: Scholar and Humorist Henry Abramson, Ph.D.

Photo #3: Vocalist and baritone Lloyd Reshard.


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7/22/2013

'The Jaffe Center to Host 'The Fine Art of Pochoir' with Paula M. Gourley

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7/03/2013

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FAU's Book Arts Center Open for Public Tours

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, one of the nation's most prominent centers for books handmade by artists, now is open to the public for free tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m.

Photo #1: Jaffe Center Keepsake is printed on one of the center's vintage presses.


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6/21/2013

Recorded Sound Archive
FAU Works to Extract Sound and Digitally Restore Images from Phonograph Records Flooded during Hurricane Sandy

Florida Atlantic University's Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) hopes to digitize sound and restore images from 786 vintage kiddie records that were flooded in October 2012 following Hurricane Sandy. The records, produced between 1920 and 1958, were in a Long Island storage facility owned by Peter Muldavin, the world's leading expert on American vintage children's records, when the storm hit.

Photo #1: The paper covers of many of the records rescued by the Recorded Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University following Hurricane Sandy feature beautiful artwork, story books and paper doll cut-outs.

Photo #2: Maxine Schackman, director of the Recorded Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library, and sound technician Ben Roth, prepare a stack of records that the RSA rescued for cleaning following Hurricane Sandy.

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6/03/2013



Renew Library Books before June 30

'The Souls of Our Shoes' Photographic Series by Maria Mor, through Friday, 27, September 2013, Wimberly Library, Boca Raton

FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Antiquated Affairs,' an Exhibition of Wire Dresses, through June 14

FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Repurposed' Exhibition by Suzanne Duffy, through June 14


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5/28/2013

'Book Arts 101: Midsummer Night's Dream' Course offered at Jaffe Center, June 22-23

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5/10/2013



Klezmer Company Orchestra, Conducted by Aaron Kula, to Present 'Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein' at FAU

The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula, and joined by soprano Jennifer Tipton and baritone Graham Fandrei, will present "Some Enchanted Evening: Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein" on Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

Photo #1: Aaron Kula, conductor, Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo #2: Klezmer Company Orchestra and Aaron Kula, conductor.


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5/02/2013

Jaffe Center to Host Paula M. Gourley for Gallery Talk and Film Screening to Honor Florida Writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"The Souls of our Shoes" at the Wimberly Library, first floor west.

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4/24/2013



FAU to Host Ice Cream Social, Silent Movies to Celebrate 92nd Birthday of Benefactor Arthur Jaffe

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate the 92nd birthday of benefactor Arthur Jaffe, founder and curator of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, by hosting an old-fashioned ice cream social, silent movies and a printing project in the center's letterpress studio during an Open House on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus.

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4/24/2013

FAU's Jaffe Center to Host Colette Fu's 'We are Tiger Dragon People Photographic Pop-ups' Exhibition

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts will host "We are Tiger Dragon People: Photographic Pop-Ups by Colette Fu," an exhibition of artists' books that resulted from Fu's journey to the Yunnan Province of China to explore her tribal roots, now through Sunday, May 19, at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: "Axi Fire Festival," archival inkjet pop-up book by Colette Fu.

Photo #2: "Dai Food," archival inkjet pop-up, 2009, by Colette Fu.

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3/14/2013

Matis Collection Florida Atlantic University Libraries


FAU Extends 'Lincoln and the American Civil War' Exhibition at Wimberly Library

Florida Atlantic University will alter the exhibition schedule for "Lincoln and the American Civil War," a 450-piece collection of rare letters, artwork, artifacts, military uniforms, weapons, documents and portraits that recounts the story of a fragmented United States during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, by adding viewing by appointments and extending the date through Friday, April 12.

Photo #1: Hollywood resident Bob Matis collected this regimental flag that was carried through the Battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864.

Photo #2: Slave shackles (leg irons).

Photo #3: An unidentified soldier's photo.

Photo #4: A drum belonging to the 44th NY State Volunteers Regiment.


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3/29/2013

Ben G. Frank to Present 'The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora' at FAU's Wimberly Library

"Make Your Own Sketchbook" with Paula Marie Gourley at FAU's Jaffe Center

Request for Faculty to Review the Libraries Subscribed Databases

FAU Extends 'Lincoln and the American Civil War' Exhibition at Wimberly Library

'We Are Tiger Dragon People: Photographic Pop-Ups by Colette Fu' at Jaffe Center through May 19

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3/5/2013



Jaffe Center to Sell World-Famous Pies for Pi Day

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library will take orders for world-famous Upper Crust Pies to raise money for the center and awareness of Pi Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant pi, through Friday, March 8, at the Jaffe Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

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2/18/2013

Kultur Festival, Celebration of Jewish Culture, Returns to FAU

Best-selling author Thane Rosenbaum, PBS radio personality Martin Bookspan, musician and scholar Leonard Lehrman, soprano Helene Williams and the award-winning Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) are among the artists booked for "Kultur Festival 2013," the fifth annual celebration of Jewish culture that will take place from Saturday, March 2, through Saturday, March 9, at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor, with Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo #2: The Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches, with music director and conductor Orville Lawton.

Photo #3: Cover from "Mahler on the Couch," a German-based film based on a 1910 encounter between Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud. The film will be screened during Kultur Festival 2013 at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library.

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2/14/2013



'KCO Presents '2nd Avenue Jazz'n Jive' Concert on March 3 at FAU

FAU Presents 'Lincoln and the American Civil War' Exhibition at Wimberly Library

FAU to Send Joy around the World with Letter Writers on 'Real Mail Fridays'

Jaffe Center Offers 'Papermaking Blues' at Paper Lab

Wandering Book Artists in Gypsy Wagon to Stop at FAU's Papermaking Lab for Gallery Talk

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2/11/2013

FAU to Send Joy around the World with Letter Writers on 'Real Mail Fridays'

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts plans to send joy throughout the world during "Real Mail Fridays," a series of gatherings designed to inspire people to write letters to family and friends. The series will take place on the first Friday of each month beginning on March 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Jaffe Center's book studio at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1:
Photo of mail that Jane Siberry of Toronto sent to John Cutrone, director of FAU's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library.

Photo #2: Photo of mail that Terry Chouinard of Memphis sent to John Cutrone, director of FAU's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

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2/8/2013

Wandering Book Artists in Gypsy Wagon to Stop at FAU's Papermaking Lab for Gallery Talk

Florida Atlantic University will host Wandering Book artists Peter and Donna Thomas on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. for a gallery talk at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Books Arts Papermaking Lab in the historic T-6 building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The duo is known for traveling the country in a vibrantly painted gypsy wagon to promote artists' books.

Photo #1: Wandering Book Artists Peter and Donna Thomas of Santa Cruz, Calif. and their gypsy wagon.


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2/6/2013

FAU to Host Grammy-Winning Singer Matt Alber for 'Lost Valentine' Concert

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts will host Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber for the "Lost Valentine" concert on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Jaffe Center on the third floor of the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a reception and cash bar.

Photo #1:
Singer/songwriter Matt Alber

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2/5/2013



'Book Arts 101: Love It' Course at Wimberly Library's Jaffe Center

JCS to Host 'Jewish Storytelling' with Internationally-Acclaimed Storyteller Caren Neile

Jaffe Center Offers Final Screenings for 'Between the Folds" Documentary

Jaffe Center Offers 'Papermaking Blues' at Paper Lab

Wandering Book Artists in Gypsy Wagon at FAU's Papermaking Lab for Gallery Talk

Jaffe Center Offers 'Two Book Structures: Nested Accordion Pop-up and Scrolling Codex' Workshop

Lorna Galloway, FAU's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence, to Teach 'Cyanotype Printing Techniques'

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1/14/2013

Jaffe Center at FAU to Host Origami Artist Andrew Hudson for February 25 Workshops
 

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1/8/2013

Jaffe Center to host Colette Fu for 'Cut and Fold: an Exploration in Paper, Form and Light' Workshop

FAU to Host an Evening of Entertainment to Premiere 'Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU' Documentary

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1/7/2013

Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU
FAU to Host an Evening of Entertainment to Premiere 'Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU' Documentary

Florida Atlantic University will host an evening of entertainment to celebrate the premiere of "Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU," a documentary featuring students who support the concept that tattooed bodies are walking books, on Friday, Jan. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at FAU's University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is open to the public. Suggested donation is $10.

Photo #1:
Photograph of FAU student Dylan Andriano by Z. Koppisch, one of the new photos that will be added to the "Stories on the Skin" photography exhibition in 2013.

Photo #2: Grace 'Regina's TRUTH' Fonseca performs "Ink Story" in the "Stories on the Skin"
 
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1/3/2013

'Born from Folding: The Art & Science of Origami' Exhibition at FAU Explores Japanese Art of Paper Folding

"Born from Folding: The Art & Science of Origami," an exhibition of astonishingly beautiful geometric designs created by paper folding artists around the world, will be displayed through Monday, Feb. 25, at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo 1: An origami tessellation by Melina Hermsen of Germany is among those on display in FAU Wimberly Library's "Born from Folding: the Art and Science of Origami," exhibition through Monday, Feb. 25.

Photo 2: An origami tessellation by Ralf Konrad of Germany is among those on display in FAU Wimberly Library's "Born from Folding: the Art and Science of Origami," exhibition through Monday, Feb. 25.

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2012 News Releases
12/12/2012

FAU to Host Additional Performances of 'The Icebook' on Sunday, December 16

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12/7/2012

•  'Book Arts 101: On a Winter's Night' Course at Wimberly Library's Jaffe Center

Jaffe Center Offers 'Really Sharp Design' Workshop with Artist Beatrice Coron

Jaffe Center to Screen 'Between the Folds' Documentary on Paper Folding Beyond Art

Renew Library Books before Dec. 30

Plan Ahead for Successful Ill Service

FAU to Host North American Debut of 'The Icebook,' a 3-D Production Created from Paper and Light

FAU's Eight-Day Kultur Festival Features KCO and Distinguished Artists
Klezmer Company Orchestra's '2nd Avenue Jazz'n Jive' Concert is Main Event
 

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11/21/2012

FAU to Host North American Debut of "The Icebook," a 3-D Production Created from Paper and Light

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts will host the North American debut of "The Icebook," a three-dimensional cinema production created from paper and enhanced by light projections, for 10 shows daily from Friday, December 7, through Sunday, December 9, at the Wimberly Library.

Photo #1: (Left to right): British artists Davy and Kristin McGuire will present "The Icebook," a three-dimensional theater program created from paper and enhanced by light projections, at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU's Wimberly Library from Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9.

Photo #2: A page from "The Icebook," a three-dimensional paper theater that will be presented at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU's Wimberly Library from Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9.

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11/16/2012

FAU's Jaffe Center for Book Arts Celebrates Opening of Hand Papermaking Lab in World War II Building

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts recently entertained approximately 500 guests during two days of 1940s-themed parties to celebrate the opening of the center’s hand papermaking lab in a World War II training building on the former Boca Raton Army Air Field site, which is now FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: (Left to right): George Newkome, Ph.D.; Anne Dennis, accordion player and former performer with the USO; John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts; Mary Jane Saunders, FAU President; Seth Thompson, collections specialist at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts; and Suzanne Tinaglia of Palos Park, Ill.

Photo #2: (Left to right) Kate Schmitt, Ph.D., FAU department of English, helps artist Bev Markowitz make a sheet of paper.

Photo #3: (Right to left): FAU benefactor Arthur Jaffe sips apple cider as Jonas McCaffery, a student assistant for the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, helps a guest print a souvenir poster.

Photo #4: Seth Thompson, collections specialist at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, helps his 6-year-old niece, Isabella Ward, move a sheet of handmade paper through the drying process.
 
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11/12/2012




Jaffe Center to Screen 'Between the Folds' Documentary on Paper Folding Beyond Art

'Joyful Melodies: Celebrating Hanukkah with KCO'
JCS Holiday Concert Features Aaron Kula and Klezmer Company Sextet

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10/26/2012







Jewish Cultural Society at FAU to Present 'Jewish War Veterans and their Unique Stories' on November 11

Jaffe Center for Book Arts to Host Artist Mary Larsen for Two-day Workshop on 'Altered Books'

Registration Open for 'Book Arts 101: Harvest' at FAU Library
 

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10/19/2012

FAU to Celebrate Opening of Hand Papermaking Studio in World War II Training Building
1940s-Style Parties Set for November 3 - 4 on FAU's Boca Raton Campus

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate the opening of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts' hand papermaking lab with a 1940s style party on Saturday, November 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the T-6 building, one of the original buildings on the former Boca Raton Army Air Field site, which became FAU's Boca Raton campus. The Jaffe Center, located at the Wimberly Library, is a major national contributor to book arts education, and could begin offering workshops at the lab in early 2013.

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10/08/2012

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FAU Establishes Virginia Snyder Collection with Papers of One of FAU's First Graduates
Snyder Became an Award-winning Journalist and Nationally Known PI


Florida Atlantic University recently received the personal papers of Virginia Artrip Snyder, a graduate of FAU's inaugural class who went on to become an award-winning investigative reporter, a nationally known private investigator and a staunch advocate for justice and equality. The 91-year-old Delray Beach resident gifted her documents to the Wimberly Library, which established the Virginia Snyder Collection.

Photo #1:Virginia Artrip Snyder

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8/23/2012

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'Pamphleteer in America' Exhibition at FAU's Wimberly Library Reflects the Spirit of the American Revolution

Florida Atlantic University's 'Pamphleteer in America," an exhibition that reflects the spirit of revolution in 18th century America through a series of original and rare political pamphlets, is now on display through Friday, September 28, at the university's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo #1: "Common Sense," written by Thomas Paine in 1776, is one of the many original historic political pamphlets on display at FAU in the Wimberly Library's "Pamphleteer in America" exhibition through Friday, September 28.

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 8/17/2012












Registration Open for 'Book Arts 101:Summertime' Course with John Cutrone at FAU's Wimberly Library

'Student Body Art' Photo Exhibition and Opening Reception at FAU's MacArthur Campus Library

Jaffe Center at FAU's Wimberly Library to Celebrate 'Letterpress Appreciation Day'

'Quilted Books: Gold Coast Quilters Guild Artists Book Competition 2012' on Display

'River of Grass' Exhibition Pays Homage to Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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7/2/2012

FAU Libraries Share Resource Materials with Universities in Nigeria and Armenia

Florida Atlantic University Libraries have recently signed an agreement to share copies of their articles and documents with the American University of Nigeria Library. The university, which serves about 1,400 students and 100 faculty members in the farming town of Yola, Nigeria, is struggling to develop research and teaching programs. The agreement allows the seven-year-old library to request up to 30 electronic photocopies of periodicals, conference papers, government documents and other materials each month from FAU Libraries' interlibrary loan department.

Photo #1: Omachi Okolo, a library assistant at the American University of Nigeria Library, helps students (left) Bassaro Abdulrasheed and (right) Kamilu Elwan.

Photo #2: From left, American University of Nigeria Library director Amed Demirhan and William Miller, dean of University Libraries at Florida Atlantic University.

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 6/29/2012



Jaffe Center for Book Arts Hosts Artist Mary Larsen for Two-day Workshop on 'Altered Books'

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 6/22/2012




 
'The Unseen World Around Us' Photography Exhibition by Efram Goldberg at FAU's Wimberly Library

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 6/15/2012





'Out of the Fire,' an exhibition of ceramics by John McCoy and Amelia Costa, at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Library

'Domestic Duality,' an Exhibition of Self-Portraits by Patricia Gutierrez at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Library

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 6/08/2012




 
FAU Libraries Release Summer Reading List

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 6/01/2012


Updates to Statewide System Affect Renewal of Library Books

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 5/25/2012

Klezmer Company Orchestra, Conducted by Aaron Kula, Presents 'Salute to the Spirit of America' at FAU
Concert Features Music by Bernstein, Copland and the '1812 Overture'

The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula, and joined by vocalist Daniel Cochran, will present "Salute to the Spirit of America," a concert of beloved symphonic classics that were inspired by politics and American life, on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Photo Captions:

Photo #1: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor, with Klezmer Company Orchestra, will present the "Salute to the Spirit of America" concert on Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m.

Photo #2: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor, with Klezmer Company Orchestra, will present the "Salute to the Spirit of America" concert on Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m..

Photo #3: Daniel Cochran, tenor, will sing with Klezmer Company Orchestra, conducted by Aaron Kula during the "Salute to the Spirit of America"' concert on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m..

Photo #4: Maestro Aaron Kula, left, and Klezmer Company Orchestra, will present the "Salute to the Spirit of America" concert on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m.


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 5/25/2012




Book Arts 101: Midsummer Night's Dream

Renew Library Books before June 30


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 5/10/2012












'Domestic Duality,' an Exhibition of Self-Portraits by Patricia Gutierrez at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Library

'POP! Movable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-up Collection' Exhibition at
Wimberly Library

Spirit of America Collector Receives Posthumous Honorary Doctorate

KCO, Conducted by Aaron Kula, to Present 'Salute to the Spirit of America' Concert

Wimberly Library Receives Books Created by First Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence

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 5/1/2012

Marvin Weiner, Creator of the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, to Receive Posthumous Honorary Doctorate
Posters of Selections from the Collection Installed at Wimberly Library


Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders will present a posthumous honorary doctorate of humane letters during the spring commencement ceremonies to Marvin Weiner, who devoted his adult life to collecting uniquely valuable items documenting the philosophical evolution and historical events that led to the birth of American democracy.

Photo Captions:

Photo #1: Marvin Weiner, creator of the Marvin an Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at FAU's Wimberly Library, with wife, Sybil Weiner.

Photo #2: Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by William Bicknell, 1900, from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at FAU's Wimberly Library.

Photo #3: Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776, from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection at FAU's Wimberly Library.

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 5/1/2012

FAU Libraries Receive Books Created by Dorothy Krause, First Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence
Jaffe Center Accepting Applications from Artists for Fall 2012

Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library has received 18 copies of "River of Grass," a limited edition portfolio-style book made by Dorothy Simpson Krause, who is the Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence.

Photo #1: Artist and poet Helen Salzberg (right) receives a copy of "River of Grass" from artist Dorothy Simpson Krause (left), FAU's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence.

Photo #2: Dorothy Simpson Krause, FAU's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence, looks over her proposal for the Artist in Residence program with Arthur Jaffe, founder of FAU's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

Photo #3: From left, Jonas McCaffery, student assistant at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, and John Cutrone, the center's director, stand with Dorothy Simpson Krause, the Jaffe Center's Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence.

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 4/30/2012

FAU's Wimberly Library Displays 'POP! Movable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-up Collection'

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University currently is hosting an exhibition titled "POP! Movable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-Up Collection," through Sunday, August 12 at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition features wildly colorful and interactive books that open to elements that pop up, slide and twirl.

Photo Captions:

Photo #1: Matthew Reinhart's "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy"

Photo #2: Matthew Reinhart's "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy."

Photo #3: Blue Ribbon Books' 1932 pop-up edition of "Pinocchio," based on the
fictional character in the 1883 children's novel.

Photo #4: Blue Ribbon Books' 1932 pop-up edition of "Pinocchio."

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 3/2012

'FAU Libraries Host 'The Legacy of Jewish Art & Artists' Presentation by Marilyn Becker

Florida Atlantic University Libraries will host art historian Marilyn Becker, who will present a visual and lecture presentation titled 'The Legacy of Jewish Art & Artists,' on Sunday, April 1, at 3 p.m., in the Wimberly Library's fifth floor performance space, on the Boca Raton campus. Becker's lecture, which is sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Society (JCS) at FAU, will give an overview of the role of Jewish artists from some of the earliest examples in history to the modern era. Among the artists that Becker will discuss are French impressionist Camille Pissarro, Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, German-born British painter Lucian Freud and Russian-American abstract expressionist Marc Rothko. Becker, an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College, is the author of "The How-to-Read & How-to-Write About Art Handbook." The cost is $20 for the general public, $15 for JCS members and $25 for two JCS family members. The JCS is a volunteer support organization whose mission is to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU Libraries through philanthropic endeavors and programs. For tickets or for more information, contact: dottiepierce@comcast.net at 561-852-9720 or bobbystarsky@att.net at 561-735-0176. Contact slandset@fau.edu or (561) 297-3921 for information about FAU Libraries.


 2/2012

FAU Hosts Lecture and Workshop with Master Quilter and Author Louise Silk

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries will host master quilter and author, Louise Silk, for a lecture titled "The Quilting Path: A Guide to Spiritual Discovery through Fabric, Thread and Kabbalah" on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in FAU's Wimberly Library's fifth floor performance space, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Silk also will conduct a workshop titled "Making Quilts with Meaning and Memory" on Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network on the Wimberly Library's fourth floor.

During her lecture, she will discuss the art of quilting with the divine attributes defined by the mystical practice of Kabbalah to experience higher levels of spiritual realization, personal fulfillment and quilting a quality product. Silk uses spiritual themes, photo transfers, recycled clothing and embroidery in her creations. She will focus on learning about oneself through quilt making, the deeper symbolism that can be found in the act of cutting and piecing, and using the activity to find one's way down a spiritual path.

As part of the workshop, Silk will help participants to transform their meaningful clothing and textiles into a soft usable pillow, tote or quilt. Silk's appearance is part of FAU's Kultur Festival 2012, an annual celebration of Jewish culture that runs March 3 to 11 on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Tickets for the lecture cost $10. To purchase tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit https://fauevents.com. Tuition for the workshop is $95 for the public, $85 for FAU staff and students from other institutions, and $70 for FAU students. To RSVP, visit www.jaffecollection.org and click "WORKSHOPS." Free parking is available in the unnumbered spaces at the Wimberly Library lot or in the nearby parking garage. The numbered parking spaces require payment. For a complete schedule of the eight-day festival, visit https://fauevents.com.

Photo Caption #1: Master quilter and author Louise Silk.

FAU Libraries' 'Highlights from the Davis Collection' Exhibition Honors Musicologist Richard B. Davis

Florida Atlantic University Libraries are hosting "Highlights from the Davis Collection," an exhibition of rare title pages, music scores, books, greeting cards and other music-related materials by renowned composers and publishers from the "Richard Beattie Davis Collection" through April 7, 2012, at the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The collection was established by Davis in 1984 and consists largely of first and early editions of scores from the early 1790s to the first two decades of the 20th century. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is in the atrium lobby and on the second floor outside of the administration offices. Contact special collections at 561-297-2693 or lysca@fau.edu. Hours are available by calling 561-297- 3770 or at www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm. In conjunction with the exhibition, FAU Chamber Soloists, with artistic director Leonid Treer, will present a concert titled "Gems from the Davis Collection" at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at University Theatre, on FAU's Boca Raton campus. The concert is free. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/music.


March Release:

Florida Atlantic University Libraries will host "Highlights from the Davis Collection," an exhibition of some of the oldest and rarest Russian music materials from the Richard Beattie Davis Collection, through Saturday, April 7 at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, FAU's Boca Raton campus.

The exhibition includes title pages adorned with chromo-lithographed designs and piano and orchestral scores bearing the signatures and notes of the composers. Some of the work of prominent composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach, J.N. Hummel, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Adolf von Henselt are featured. There are also published materials by renowned Russian music publisher M.P. Belaieff in the display.

Davis established the collection at the library in 1984. He died in 2008, just months before the publication of his book, The Beauty of Belaieff, which is showcased in the exhibition. The book is a veritable "who's who" of 19th-century Russian music that includes 143 full-page color plates. Another highlight is a display of greeting cards, post cards, illustrations, manuscripts, books and other works by Thomas B. Pitfield, whom Davis' wife, Gillian Davis, corresponded with for 40 years after writing to request another copy of one of his music books. For more information, contact FAU Libraries' Special Collections at 561-297-2693 or lysca@fau.edu.

For hours, call 561-297-3770 or visit www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm.

Photo Caption #1: The title page for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" is included in FAU Libraries' "Highlights from the Richard Beattie Davis Collection," which is on display through Saturday, April 7.


 2/6/2012

Klezmer Company Orchestra Presents 'Roots, Rhythm and Soul' Concert on March 4 at FAU
Concert Celebrates Orchestra's 15th Season, CD Release and Kultur Festival

"Roots, Rhythm and Soul," a transformational concert that connects and reimagines melodies that cross cultural boundaries, will be presented by the innovative, international award-winning Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), under the direction of Aaron Kula, on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The concert sets the stage for KCO's 15th season, the release of a new CD, a celebrity roast and toast dinner honoring Kula and FAU Libraries' annual Kultur Festival.

Photo Caption #1: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor of Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo Caption #2: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor, with Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo Caption #3: West Palm Beach tenor Daniel Cochran.

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 2/6/2012

Kultur Festival, Celebration of Jewish Culture, Returns to FAU
Theater, Storytelling, Lectures, Book Arts and Music on Eight-day Entertainment Lineup


Sephardic ballad singer Flory Jagoda, actress Lela Elam, acclaimed storyteller Caren Neile, drummer Reuben Hoch and the award-winning Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) are among the artists booked for "Kultur Festival 2012," an annual celebration of Jewish culture that will be held from Saturday, March 3, through Sunday, March 11, on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Photo Caption #1: Sephardic ballad singer and composer Flory Jagoda.

Photo Caption #2: Lela Elam and Jeffrey Bruce will present the play "The Gospel According to Jerry."

Photo Caption #3: Drummer and composer Reuben Hoch.

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 2/2012

FAU Exhibition and Concert Honors Musicologist Richard B. Davis

The free exhibition, "Highlights from the Davis Collection," runs through Saturday, April 7, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. The concert, "Gems from the Davis Collection," will be on Saturday, February 18, at 3 p.m., at FAU's University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. The concert is free. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-2693.

FAU's Jupiter Art in the Atrium program and Diversity Student Services are hosting an exhibit by artists Burton Levinson, Judy Levinson, Lois Ostrov and Jean "Notewell" Williams as a part of FAU's Black History Heritage Month celebration. A "Meet the Artists" reception will be held Thursday, February 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the SR Atrium. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The SR Atrium is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 2/2012

FAU Libraries Celebrate KCO's 15th Year with Kultur Festival, Concert, CD Release and Celebrity Roast to honor Aaron Kula

The 25-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula, will present "Roots, Rhythm and Soul," a transformational concert that connects melodies that cross cultural boundaries, on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m., at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on FAU's Boca Raton campus. West Palm Beach tenor Daniel Cochran will rejoin KCO with his vocal quartet to sing arrangements influenced by swing and spirituals. The concert is the main event for the fourth annual Kultur Festival, an annual celebration of Jewish culture that showcases FAU Libraries' Special Collections, and runs March 3-11. The concert and festival coincide with the celebration of KCO's 15th season with Kula as musical director and the release of "Klezmerology," the orchestra's new CD. Following the concert, the Jewish Cultural Society at FAU (JCS) will present a "Celebrity Roast and Toast Dinner" to honor Kula at the Live Oak Pavilion. Noted author and TV personality Rabbi Irwin Kula and distinguished scholar and humorist Henry (Hillel) Abramson will be among celebrity participants at the roast. For a list of festival events, visit www.fauevents.com. Save money by purchasing your tickets in person at the FAU Box Office, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 for tickets to the Celebrity Roast and Toast Dinner.

Photo Caption #1: Aaron Kula, music director and conductor, with Klezmer Company Orchestra.


 1/2012

'FAU Offering Ballot Boxes for 'Read Together Palm Beach County'

FAU's Wimberly Library and Lifelong Learning Society will offer ballots boxes for "Read Together Palm Beach County: One Book, One Community" through Friday, February 24, on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The goal of the program is to involve 10,000 to 20,000 adults throughout Palm Beach County in reading the same book at the same time. The book choices are Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin; Digging to America by Anne Tyler; Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford; Picking Cotton by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson; and Zeeitoun by Dave Eggers. The winning book will be announced on Monday, March 12, and Palm Beach County participants will read it together during April. To vote online, visit readtogether.palmbeachpost.com.
 1/2012
Roving Type Truck Stops at FAU's: Wimberly Library on Thursday, February 2

Letterpress artist Kyle Durrie, who is on a 10-month tour across the U.S. and Canada in her roving Type Truck, will stop at the Wimberly Library on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, on Thursday, February 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. Durrie will present a gallery talk and slide presentation in the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts Center at 3 p.m. She will go outside at 4 p.m. and open her truck, which she has converted from an old delivery truck into a mobile print shop, and do printing demonstrations, tours and talk about life on the road. The artist owns Power and Light Press, a letterpress studio in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in inappropriate greeting cards, posters, music packaging and custom stationery. She is visiting schools, art spaces, city parks, music festivals, craft shows and other venues to promote printing the old-fashioned way. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. Call John Cutrone, the Jaffe center's director, at 561-297-0455, or see "events" at www.jaffecollection.org.


 1/2012

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FAU to Host Closing Celebration for 'Mythica' Artist

FAU will host a closing celebration for California artist Cheryll Tall on Wednesday, January 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. The celebration is free and open to the public. Tall created the paintings and sculpture featured in "Mythica," an exhibition that is running through Friday, January 20 at the gallery. Her art is inspired by ancient art, travel, mythology, stone carvings, Etruscan ceramics and German expressionism paintings. "Mythica" can be viewed during library hours, which are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.


2011 News Releases
  12/2011
'JCS to Host 'The U.S. Presidents and the Jews,' a Lecture by David Dalin, at FAU Library

Rabbi David G. Dalin will speak about the role of Jews in various presidential administrations from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama on Sunday, January 22, at 3 p.m., in the fifth floor lecture performance space at the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus. He will discuss the relationship of these presidents in the American Jewish community and to individual Jews. Dalin, an ordained rabbi, is a professor of history and a widely-published scholar of American Jewish history and politics. The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS), a volunteer support organization whose mission is to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU Libraries through philanthropic endeavors and programs, is hosting the program. The cost is $20 for the general public, $15 for JCS members and $25 for two JCS family members. For tickets or for more information, contact: dottiepierce@comcast.net at 561-852-9720 or bobbystarsky@att.net at 561-735-0176. Contact slandset@fau.edu or (561) 297-3921 for information about FAU Libraries.


JCS to Host 'From Shtetl to 2nd Avenue,' a Performance-Lecture at FAU Library

Maestro Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Quintet will present "From Shtetl to 2nd Avenue," a performance-lecture based on music from Florida Atlantic University Libraries' Jewish sheet music collection, on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m., in the fifth floor performance hall at the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus. "Yiddishe Momma," "Greena Koseena," "Raisins and Almonds" and "Eishes Chayil" will be among the famous Jewish melodies and vintage Yiddish songs that will be performed. KCO will also perform several unique gems that Kula recently discovered in the Jewish sheet music collection. The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS), a volunteer support organization whose mission is to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU Libraries through philanthropic endeavors and programs, is hosting the program. The cost is $25 for the general public, $20 for JCS members and $30 for two JCS family members. For tickets or for more information, contact: dottiepierce@comcast.net at 561-852-9720 or bobbystarsky@att.net at 561-735-0176. Contact slandset@fau.edu or (561) 297-3921 for information about FAU Libraries.


  12/14/2011



Marny Glasser Establishes Fund at FAU for Students to Work on Collection that Honors WWII Bombardier

A fund at Florida Atlantic University designated to support students who work on the Harold L. Glasser Collection has recently been established by Marny Glasser, widow of the FAU Wimberly Library collection's namesake.

Photo Caption #1: Book cover of "Courage Takes Flight, an Oral History of the Life and Times of World War II bombardier Harold L. Glasser."


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Marny Glasser Establishes Fund at FAU for Students to Work on Collection that Honors WWII Bombardier

Marny Glasser has established a fund at Florida Atlantic University to support students who work on the Harold L. Glasser Collection or conduct research on World War II, 20th century Jewish-American history or other related topics. Glasser recently donated the collection to FAU�s Wimberly Library in memory of her late husband Harold, a World War II bombardier who became internationally known during his 27-year tenure as president of Miss Universe, Inc. The Harold Glasser Fund was announced by William Miller, Ph.D., dean of libraries at FAU, during a recent VIP reception at the library to celebrate the exhibition, "Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser," which was curated from the library's Harold L. Glasser Collection. The reception sponsored by Marny Glasser and the exhibition were planned to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War II. "Harold's story truly is a remarkable one, and thanks to his words and his memorabilia, many precious memories of his generation will be accessible for generations to come," said Patricia Kollander, Ph.D., chair and professor in FAU's department of history, who spoke during the reception. "It is vital that we all work to preserve the memories of Harold Glasser and others like him who not only did what they had to do, but went above and beyond what they had to do and did this with silent courage and steadfastness." Nearly 150 family members, friends and business associates of the Glassers travelled from around the country to attend the reception. Guests included John Charlton, who piloted Glasser's B24 Liberator during the war; and Frank Sweeney, who was vice president of Miss Universe, Inc. during Glasser's tenure as president. The Harold L. Glasser Collection is housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department at FAU's Wimberly Library. It is open for public viewing Monday through Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. To see a library guide of the collection, visit http://libguides.fau.edu/SPC_Glasser. For more information or to support the Harold Glasser Fund, contact Laurie Carney at lcarney@fau.edu or 561-297-3606. Donations also may be mailed to Florida Atlantic University Department of History, 777 Glades Road, P.O. Box 3092, Boca Raton, FL  33431-0992.

 

 10/2011
JCS to Host 'Jewish Humor and the Cantorate' at FAU's Wimberly Library

Cantor Elliott Dicker will present anecdotes and videos during an entertaining program titled "Jewish Humor and the Cantorate," on Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m., at the Wimberly Library, fifth floor east, on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus. Dicker, a cantor at Beth Ami Congregation in Boca Raton, is the founding president of the Palm Beach Cantorial Clergy Association. The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS), a volunteer support organization whose mission is to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU Libraries through philanthropic endeavors and programs, is hosting Dicker's presentation.The cost is $20 for the general public, $15 for JCS members. For tickets or for more information, contact: dottiepierce@comcast.net at 561-852-9720 or bobbystarsky@att.net at 561-735-0176. Contact slandset@fau.edu or (561) 297-3921 for information about FAU Libraries.


 11/2011
'South Florida Calligraphy Guild Biennial Book Entries on Display at FAU's Wimberly Library

"Fuel," a one-of-a-kind artists' book with white graphite lettering created by Eliza Holliday, placed first in the "For The Love of Books: South Florida Calligraphy Guild Biennial Book Arts Competition" hosted recently by the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus. Holliday's book features a "peek-a-boo" hole in its center and chaotic graphite-pour pages. "Fuel" and 21 other books that were in this year's competition are on display in the center's third floor east lobby through Wednesday, October 12, during library hours, which can be found at www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm. As has become his tradition, Arthur Jaffe, who began the competition in 2001 by challenging members of the guild to use their calligraphy pens to create books, purchased the first place entry for the center's collection. The top five entries can also be viewed at www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/exhibitions/for_the_love_of_books/index.php. Contact John Cutrone at (561) 297-0455 or jcutrone@fau.edu for information.


  10/21/2011
'Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser' Exhibition at FAU Library Honors WWII Bombardier, Former Miss Universe President

"Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser," an exhibition that highlights the distinguished military contributions of the World War II bombardier, as well as his 27-year tenure as president of Miss Universe, Inc., will be on display through Friday, December 16, at the Wimberly Library on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus.

Photo Caption #1: A painting of Harold L. Glasser by E.P. Ziegler is among the exhibition items.

Photo Caption #2: A Miss Universe crown designed by Harold L. Glasser is featured in the exhibition.

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 10/2011

'Book Arts 101: Hist Whist' Returns to Jaffe Center at FAU Library

The course will be taught on Thursday, October 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., in the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tuition is by donation to the center's education fund. To register, visit www.jaffecollection.org and click on the workshops' link. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455.

'Book Arts 101: Hist Whist," an all-time favorite at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, is a Halloween edition of the center's three-and-a-half-hour introductory immersion course taught by John Cutrone, the center's director. Cutrone will try to capture the magic of E.E. Cummings' popular children's poem "Hist Whist," through the center's Halloween decorations, some of the center's spookier books and even a ghost story or two from his cache of Convivio Dispatches, which are printed at Cutrone's Lake Worth studio. The course will open with a 25-minute video about the Jaffe Center's collection. Participants will experience printing sheets of paper from wood type-set by hand and learn how to bind books using the single signature pamphlet stitch.


FAU Hosts "Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser" Exhibition

The free exhibition runs through Friday, December 16, at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact special collections at 561-297-2693 or lysca@fau.edu.

"Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser" is an exhibition that highlights the life of Glasser, a decorated World War II bombardier and former Miss Universe, Inc. president. The exhibition's timing coincides with the 70th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War II. Among the display items are historic war photographs, Glasser's bombardier's jacket, his 12 combat decorations, intriguing documents, a Miss Universe crown he designed during his 27-year tenure as president, honorary keys to cities around the world and education records. The library curated the exhibition from its "Harold L Glasser Collection," which was established this year after Glasser�s widow, Marny Glasser, gifted the materials to the library.



"Open Access" Workshop at Wimberly Library, Wednesday, October 26

FAU Libraries are offering a workshop titled "Open Access" on Wednesday, October 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wimberly Library (Room 136). Explore, discover and learn about Open Access resources and initiatives, which provide free and immediate use of information and materials. For more information, contact kpadron@fau.edu at 7-3772, or lydig@fau.edu at 7- 6088.

 

  10/04/2011
FAU Libraries Receive Gift in Memory of Barry Serota, Executive Director of Chicago-based Institute for Jewish Sound Recording

Florida Atlantic University recently received a gift in memory of the late Barry Serota, an attorney, record producer and executive director of the Chicago-based Institute for Jewish Sound Recording. Serota was widely known for his deep knowledge of Jewish music and produced more than 100 recordings of Jewish sacred and secular music. His productions at the Institute for Jewish Sound Recording included choral, instrumental, folk and art music.

Photo Caption #1: Blanche Serota embraces a copy of the specially-created record label that honors her son, Barry Serota. The record is displayed on JSA's "Sound Angel" recognition wall on the fifth floor of the Wimberly Library.

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 9/22/2011

FAU Library Remodels Study Rooms, Adds Collaboration Areas, High-Tech Devices for Loan after Hearing from Students

Florida Atlantic University Libraries recently received a collection of rare books and papers written by or about Angela Thirkell, a popular British fiction author who chronicled the 1930s, World War II and the post-war years in England.

Photo Caption #1: L-R, Ali Courtemanche and Claudia Vadillo in a study room at the Wimberly Library.

Photo Caption #2: Kerlan St. Prix looks over some of the electronics that are available at the Wimberly Library.


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  8/29/2011
'Jaffe Center Celebrates Letterpress Appreciation Day on September 18 with Open House


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 8/15/2011

'Time Flies When You're Having Fun' Exhibition Honoring Arthur Jaffe Extended at FAU Libraries


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  8/10/2011
'Registration Open for 'Book Arts 101: Summertime' Course with John Cutrone


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 7/20/2011

'The Art of the Image,' an Eclectic Mix of Photographs by Nathan Dean


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  6/20/2011
'A Style for Every Story: sur-vey 1,' an Exhibition Collection of Donated Jeans at FAU's Jupiter Campus Library

FAU's Jupiter Campus Library Presents 'Almost Naked Animals' Exhibition by Noah Z. Jones



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 6/24/2011

FAU Libraries Receive Collection of Rare Books, Materials to Promote Interest in British Fiction Writer Angela Thirkell

Florida Atlantic University Libraries recently received a collection of rare books and papers written by or about Angela Thirkell, a popular British fiction author who chronicled the 1930s, World War II and the post-war years in England.

Photo Caption #1: "The Grateful Sparrow," a book of children's stories by Angela Thirkell.

Photo Caption #2: Left, Angela Thirkell's "County Chronicle," American publication, and London publication.


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  6/09/2011
Klezmer Company Orchestra, Conducted by Aaron Kula, to Present 'Spirit of America: American Masters of Song and Dance,' at FAU
Concert Will Feature Florida Premiere of Works by Ellington and Miller


The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula, and joined by vocalists Daniel Cochran and Lisanne Lyons, will present 'Spirit of America: American Masters of Song and Dance,' on Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

Photo Caption #1: Daniel Cochran, guest vocalist with Klezmer Company Orchestra.

Photo Caption #2:
Klezmer Company Orchestra and Aaron Kula, conductor.

Photo Caption #3:
Aaron Kula, conductor, Klezmer Company Orchestra.

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 5/24/2011

Birthday and Retirement Gala for FAU Book Arts Center Founder Arthur Jaffe Brings More Than $70,000 in Donations

Supporters of Florida Atlantic University benefactor and book arts collector Arthur Jaffe raised more than $70,000 in cash and in-kind donations during his 'Time Flies When You're Having Fun' 90th birthday and retirement celebration hosted recently by FAU Libraries.

Photo Caption #1: Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders and Arthur Jaffe

Photo Caption #2: Arthur Jaffe, front row, third from left, with family members

Photo Caption #3: Marlis Hadeed and Arlene Brewer, FAU University Club

Photo Caption #4: Jaffe Center Keepsake poster printed letterpress by hand on the vintage Vandercook 4 Proof


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  5/03/2011
FAU Libraries Receive Gift to Establish the Harold L. Glasser Collection

Florida Atlantic University Libraries recently received a gift in honor of the late Harold L. Glasser, a World War II bombardier who became internationally known during his 27-year career as president of Miss Universe, Inc. The gift, which consists of a wide variety of memorabilia, was made by Glasser's widow, Marny, who also has underwritten costs to process, display and digitize the items, in order to showcase the accomplishments of her late husband.

Photo Caption #1: (L to R) Patricia Kollander, Ph.D., FAU department of history; Marny Glasser on right of the marble bust of her husband that she sculpted; and William Miller, Ph.D., dean of Libraries at FAU.

Photo Caption #2: A painting of Harold Glasser from the collection

Photo Caption #3: Key to Seoul, Korea

Photo Caption #4: Miss Universe crown, designed by Harold Glasser

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 5/02/2011

Arthur Jaffe, Book Arts Center Founder at FAU Libraries, to Receive Honorary Doctorate from FAU, Retire as Curator

Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders will present an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Friday, May 6, to Arthur Jaffe, who transformed a private collection of artists' books into one of the nation's most prominent centers for books handmade by artists.

Photo Caption #1: Arthur Jaffe, founder and curator, Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

Photo Caption #2: Arthur Jaffe, with "Colours of Persia" by Susan Allix, from the Jaffe Center's collection.


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  3/28/2011
Arthur Jaffe to Receive "French Legion of Honor"

   Arthur Jaffe, a World War II army captain, will receive France's highest honor for his contributions to the United States' role in liberating that country in 1944 and 1945 on Tuesday, May 17, in Delray Beach.
   A delegation from the French Embassy to the U.S. will present Jaffe the Legion of Honor Chevalier (Knight) award, a distinction created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to recognize eminent service to France. Recipients of the honor are approved by French President Nicholas Sarkozy.
   Jaffe, a Delray Beach resident, is founder and curator of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU Libraries. He will celebrate his 90th birthday in May.
   "This award testifies to the President of the French Republic's high esteem for your merits and accomplishments," Pierre Vimont, the French Ambassador to the U.S. said in a recent letter to Jaffe. "In particular, it is a sign of France's true and unforgettable gratitude and appreciation for personal, precious contribution to the United States' decisive role in the liberation of our country during World War II."
   Vimont also wrote in his letter that the French people will never forget Jaffe's "courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom."
   Jaffe served in the Army from 1942 - 1946 and was commander of a psychological warfare unit that consisted of more than 164 men. His unit's work resulted in important intelligence information and saved many lives. Jaffe landed on the beaches of Normandy and survived the front lines of France and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic service.


 3/28/2011

Klezmer Company Orchestra Returns from Southwest Tour

Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), the professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU Libraries, has returned from the southwest, where it picked up a following in California and Arizona during its first tour outside of Florida.


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  3/28/2011
FAU Libraries Host 'The Greatest Crime of the War: The Armenian Genocide during World War I' Exhibition
Films, Discussions, Tours also Part of Genocide Awareness Month


The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University is sponsoring "The Greatest Crime of the War: Armenian Genocide During World War I," an exhibition on loan from the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, from Wednesday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 27.

Photo Caption #1: "Deported family of Armenians" by Armin Wegner, courtesy of Sybil Stevens, Wegner Collections, Deutches Literaturanchiv, Marbach and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.


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 3/25/2011

Klezmer Company Orchestra Bound for First Out-of-State Tour
FAU Libraries' Professional Ensemble-in-Residence to Perform Award-Winning 'Beyond the Tribes'

Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), the professional ensemble-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, is bound for its first out-of-state tour, which will take the nine-member core ensemble to San Diego for a concert at the renowned Belly Up Tavern, to Tucson to raise money for the Jewish 'Latino Teen Coalition, and to Phoenix, where it will present its signature concert, "Beyond the Tribes," at the Musical Instrument Museum.

Photo Caption #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra, Aaron Kula music director


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  3/28/2011
KCO Presents Spirit of America 2011 at FAU Auditorium on June 26

   The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra(KCO), FAU Libraries' professional ensemble-in-residence, and guest vocalists, under the direction of Maestro Aaron Kula, will present "Spirit of America 2011: American Masters of Song & Dance," on Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m., at Florida Atlantic University's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in the University Center on FAU's Boca Raton campus.
   The grand production will feature jazz, swing and classical American masterpieces and such works as George Gershwin's "Cuban Overture," Duke Ellington's "Black Brown and Beige" for Jazz orchestra and "It Don't Mean a Thing;" and Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring."
   This year marks the sixth KCO Spirit of America concert to celebrate FAU Libraries' Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection.
   Tickets are $17 - $18 and are sale at www.fauevents.com or by calling 1-800-564-9539.


 3/23/2011

FAU's Jupiter Campus Library Presents "Proceed and Be Bold," an Exhibition of Provocative Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery is hosting "Proceed and Be Bold!," an exhibition of posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., a letterpress artist who is known internationally for his controversial posters and book arts, through Tuesday, May 10, at 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

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Photo Caption #1: Artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.



  2/7/2011
FAU's Jupiter Campus Library Presents 'The Superhero Project'

Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library is hosting 'The Superhero Project,' a special exhibition on loan from The Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Belgium, through Friday, March 11, at 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

Photo Caption #1: "Brothers," digital photograph 2010, from "The Superhero Project."
Photo Caption #2: "Pissfoot," digital photograph 2010, from "The Superhero Project."

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 2/17/2011

FAU Libraries Host 'The Bessel Archives' Display of Rare Scores Published before the Revolution by Renowned Russian Company

Florida Atlantic University Libraries' Special Collections department is hosting a display of rare first and early edition music scores published by the V. Bessel & Company, one of the leading music publishers in Russia prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, through Friday, March 25.

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FAU Libraries Hosts "The Bessel Archives" through March 25

FAU Libraries is hosting a display of rare first and early edition music scores published by the V. Bessel & Company, one of the leading music publishers in Russia prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, through Friday, March 25, at the Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus. The showcase is located just outside of the special collections department on the second floor east and is part of the Richard Beattie Davis Music Collection. The Richard Beattie Davis Collection is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information, call 561-297-3787 or e-mail lysca@fau.edu.




3/7/2011
Jaffe Center Presents 'Dialogue,' Paintings by Folk Artist Helen M. Salzberg and Artists' Books
The free exhibition runs through Tuesday, March 22, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, FAU's Boca Raton campus.

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU Libraries is hosting "Dialogue," an exhibition of paintings by folk artist Helen M. Salzberg. Salzberg will donate the money from the sale of her work in the exhibition to the Jaffe Center. Her paintings are colorful and narrative and alone tell a story, but in the exhibition, the Jaffe Center uses books by other artists from its collection to create dialogue between two genres: paintings and artists' books. The exhibition is displayed in the first floor lobby of the Wimberly Library, as well as on the second floor next to the administrative offices, and on the third floor east at the Jaffe Center.

 2/21/2010
DIALOGUE: Paintings by Helen M. Salzberg & Artists' Books from the Jaffe Collection Feb. 27 to March 22, RSVP Today


Works on exhibit on three floors of FAU's Wimberly Library. Paintings by the artist are available for purchase, with sales benefitting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. in a program that includes a panel discussion 'Transforming Art & Tangible Treasures for Charitable Giving.' Seating is limited; RSVP for the Opening Reception by Feb. 21 to jcutrone@fau.edu or 561-297-0226.

 1/14/2011

Klezmer Company Orchestra and Guest Vocalists Cross Cultural Boundaries for "KlezmerOlogy"

Concert on March 6 at FAU Concert is Main Event for Six-Day Celebration of Jewish Music and Arts

"KlezmerOlogy," a high-energy concert that crosses cultural boundaries with music from the Americas, Europe and the Mediterranean, will be presented by the innovative, international award-winning Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), under the direction of Maestro Aaron Kula, on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in the Student Union, on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus.

Photo Caption #1: Klezmer Company Orchestra, Aaron Kula music director
Photo Caption #2: Aaron Kula, director, Klezmer Company Orchestra, accordion

Photo Caption #3: Randi Fishenfeld, Klezmer Company Orchestra, violinist


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Week of February 21, 2011

Kultur Festival 2011 March 5-10

Kultur Festival 2011, the third annual celebration of Jewish culture and the only known South Florida event of its kind, will present events and activities on March 5-10 on the Boca Raton campus. The festival showcases FAU Libraries' Special Collections through the talents of guest artists, distinguished scholars and critically acclaimed musicians. Events include KlezmerOlogy, the festival's main event, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium as well as Klez4Kids, a multi-generational program that features a dramatic reading of 'The Wedding That Saved a Town' on March 5. Other Kultur festival events will be highlighted in presentations, theater, film and book arts. Kultur Festival 2011 has been made possible in part by the generous support of the Jewish Cultural Society at FAU. Additional support provided by WXEL, the Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County and the South Florida Association of Jewish Libraries. For complete festival information, visit www.library.fau.edu/news/kultur.htm. For tickets, visit fauevents.com/kulturfest.html or call 1-800 564-9539.


  2/7/2011
FAU's Jupiter Campus Library Presents 'The Superhero Project'

Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library is hosting 'The Superhero Project,' a special exhibition on loan from The Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Belgium, through Friday, March 11, at 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

Photo Caption #1: "Brothers," digital photograph 2010, from "The Superhero Project."
Photo Caption #2: "Pissfoot," digital photograph 2010, from "The Superhero Project."

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 1/14/2011

FAU Libraries Host "John and Abigail Adams, Dramatically Speaking," a Performance about the Former Presidential Couple

Florida Atlantic University Libraries will host "John and Abigail Adams, Dramatically Speaking," a program about the second U.S. president and first lady, performed by William and Sue Wills, on Monday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m., at the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus. The Wills have presented more than 4,000 presidential programs across the country.

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  1/13/2011
FAU Libraries Host "John Adams Unbound" Traveling Exhibition, Lecture Series and Rare Books Display

Florida Atlantic University Libraries are hosting "John Adams Unbound," a traveling exhibition that explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation's founding fathers, through Thursday, February 17, at the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Photo Caption #1: "John Adams," undated, by unknown artist. Engraving. Private Collection.
Photo Caption #2: "John Adams Talks to His Books," 2006 by Christoph Abbrederis.

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Week of January 10, 2011

FAU Hosts Lecture Titled "John and Abigail Adams: Love and Marriage in the New Nation" by Professor Anna Lawrence

The free program will take place Thursday, January 20 at 2 p.m. on the fifth floor of FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.

John and Abigail Adams left behind a fascinating set of materials in their letters to each other, particularly the letters they wrote while they were separated during the turbulent years of Revolutionary America. Their relationship illuminates how women's roles changed during the Revolutionary and early Republican era. FAU professor Anna Lawrence, Ph.D., will explore how men and women related to one another in love and marriage, using the Adams' letters as a lens for understanding the social waves of change in the Revolutionary era.  The presentation is part of a lecture series that is being sponsored in conjunction with the library's current exhibition 'John Adams Unbound,' which explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation's founding fathers. The exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.


FAU Libraries Host 'John Adams Unbound' Exhibition on Founding Father's Book Collection

The free exhibition runs through February 17, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.

"John Adams Unbound," a traveling exhibition, explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation's founding fathers. The colorful panel exhibition showcases selections from a collection of 3,500 books that Adams willed to the people of Massachusetts. The collection, deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894, provides insight into how Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Wimberly Library is featuring a companion exhibition of more than 100 rare books and pamphlets from its Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection and a lecture series. The 'John Adams Unbound' traveling exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the America Library Association and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life. The exhibition is based upon the gallery exhibition of the same name mounted by the Boston Public Library in 2006, the first public display of Adams's complete 3,500-book collection.

 

   1/10/2011


FAU Libraries Host "Bessel Display of Music Scores" from Russian Publishing Firm

The free exhibition is on display through Friday, March 25, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For information, contact the library's Special Collections and Archives department at 561-297-3787 or e-mail lysca@fau.edu.

The Bessel Archives are part of the Richard Beattie Davis Music Collection by special permission of Marina Bessel Baring and Dinette Bessel, granddaughters of the founders of V. Bessel & Co. Among the music scores are a numbered copy of the first edition of the full score of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, "The Story of Tsar Saltan," first editions of Rimsky-Korsakov's three penultimate operas, and operas by A.N. Serov, A. Rubinstein and N. Tcherepnin. Bessel, a famous Russian music publishing firm, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1869 by Vasily Vasilyevich Bessel and his brother, Ivan. Davis, a music collector and the FAU benefactor who established the Richard Beattie Davis Collection at FAU Libraries, knew Basil Bessel, a son of Vasily Bessel Jr., and his daughters, Marina Bessel Baring and Dinette Bessel. Davis passed away in England in September 2008, but his wife, Gillian Davis, lives in England and continues to winter in Boynton Beach and volunteer at the Davis Collection.

 

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