Before you purchase your own reproduced box of Andy Warhol’s Little Red Books, you can sample DAAP Library’s copy for free. It contains 11 facsimiles of Warhol’s original red Holson Polaroid Albums, and a 12th little black book index with an essay by the celebrity photographer François-Marie Banier.
There are over 100 original Red Books. Each are unique collections of polaroids Warhol took of associates, friends, and celebrities, at gatherings, shoots, and getaways, that he carefully cataloged and curated. Many of these polaroids were source material for later works. Although Warhol left behind almost 40,000 polaroids, only a fragment are contained in these little books.
Original Red Books can be found in institutions all over the world, and are predominantly gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Both the Cleveland and Toledo museums of art have one in their collections. Meanwhile, you can make an appointment to see Warhol Red Books, and other materials in DAAP Library’s Special Collection via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In partnership with the Books by the Banks festival, the College of Arts and Sciences and UC Libraries are co-hosting a group of panel sessions on Tuesday, October 11 on the fourth floor of Langsam Library from 2-5 p.m. “Genre Genius in Cincinnati: From SciFi to Hybrid Forms” will focus on science fiction and fantasy, comics and graphic novels, and the mixed mastery of hybrid forms. Attendees are invited to come to listen, learn, and share, and to stay for a casual writers’ lounge celebrating Cincinnati creatives and their community. The panels are free and open to all. Continue reading Join Us October 11 for “Genre Genius in Cincinnati: From SciFi to Hybrid Forms”
Eaton family gives historic documents, including letter from Thomas Jefferson, to UC Libraries
CINCINNATI – Thursday, July 21, 2016 – The University of Cincinnati Libraries today received the thesis of John Hough James, the first graduate of Cincinnati College, now the University of Cincinnati. In addition to the thesis, UC Libraries also received associated research materials, including an 1820 letter from Thomas Jefferson. The rare gift comes from siblings Russell Eaton III, James M. Eaton and Frances Eaton Millhouser, the great-great-grandchildren of John Hough James.
“My siblings and I are pleased to present to the University of Cincinnati our cherished family possessions of John Hough James (JHJ), our great, great, grandfather, the valedictorian of the university’s first class. These possessions include an 1820 letter from Thomas Jefferson to JHJ containing requested source material for his senior thesis, his hand written thesis booklet and his membership in a local volunteer fire company,” Russell said. Continue reading UC’s First Thesis Comes Home to UC Libraries
The Life of the Mind Steering Committee is seeking nominations for the next featured UC faculty member to present at the Sept. 20 lecture. The chosen UC faculty presenter should be an expert in their respective field with a proven record of scholarship or creation of works, as well as be an engaging speaker able to address an audience with broad interests.
In addition, the successful candidate will be:
Accomplished, distinguished UC faculty member with national/international reputation and whose achievements illuminate the work of the university and beyond.
Recognized as an expert in their field of study, research or creation of works.
Experienced at presenting their work to a diverse audience outside the classroom.
Excellent and engaging speaker able to relate to a non-specialist audience.
Provocative topic of study/research/creative work. The speaker should ask questions that span broad intellectual interests and spark conversation from multiple perspectives.
The University of Cincinnati announced today the formation of a new academic press. With a dual publishing focus on social justice and community engagement, the mission of the University of Cincinnati Press is to cultivate and disseminate scholarly works of the highest quality for the enhancement of the global community.
“It is a historic and exciting moment for a great research university like the University of Cincinnati to join the elite group of institutions that operate an academic press,” said President Santa J. Ono. “Becoming an active participant in scholarly publishing will further the university’s Third Century goals, notably in the areas of leveraging research and scholarship, strategic recruiting and community engagement.” Continue reading The University of Cincinnati to Launch a New Academic Press