Other BU Blogs
- New exhibit: What’s so funny in Special Collections? Humor comes in many forms!
- Special Collections Talk: “Singing the Body Electric: Opera, Democracy, and Voice in the Poetry of Walt Whitman” on October 3, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Leaves of Grass: Walt Whitman’s Masterwork on Exhibit Beginning May 31st
- The Woman Who Dared to Vote: In Honor of Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday, February 15
- Happy Birthday Mack Sennett!
Monthly Archives: January 2017
A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan January 26 – May 20, 2017 University Art Museum (lower level gallery) Through black-and-white photography, this exhibit will highlight the everyday life of Iraqi Kurds during the 1960s and the 1980s-1990s. The photographs are part … Continue reading
Mack Sennett was a Canadian-born American director and actor and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. His topsy-turvy world of cross-eyed rubes, bearded villains, bathing beauties and bumbling cops falling off cliffs, out of buildings, and throwing custard … Continue reading
New Year Blues by Allen Ginsberg is our featured book for the first month in this new year, January 2017. Irwin Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) was an American poet and a pivotal figure of the Beat Movement of the 1950s. Born in … Continue reading
Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing cityare headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers. On the upper floors of the grand courthouse, above the Corinthian columns chiseled … Continue reading
The Analyst A collection of poetry exploring her evolving relationship with Jewish psychoanalyst Joan Stein When a psychoanalyst became a painter after surviving a stroke, her longtime patient, distinguished and beloved poet Molly Peacock, took up a unique task. The … Continue reading
Check your attics for possible treasures! Long lost photographs of the Titanic indicate a coal fire may have helped sink the ship.
Coal Fire, Not Just Iceberg, Doomed the Titanic, a Journalist Claims By Dan Bilefsky January 3, 2017 The Titanic leaving Southampton, England, on its ill-fated voyage on April 10, 1912. Credit Southampton City Council, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — … Continue reading