Collins Library Links: Archives in the News & Changing the Conversation – Discussion Opportunities!


Archives in the News!

We can’t remember a time when the National Archives has received so much attention.   It is a good time to remind everyone about the great resources available from this site including research guides to declassified documents, how to file a Freedom of Information request, as well as links to recently added materials and a blog designed for educators.

Changing the Conversation – Opportunities for Discussion

We are pleased to share the following events associated with the Changing the Conversation exhibition in the Collins Library. This exhibition represents a decade of collecting unique books, zines and broadsides that focus on social justice issues.  

A Conversation with Malini Gupta: Friday, October 21: 1:00 – 2:30 in the Archives & Special Collections Seminar Room.
Malini is a Portland based artist and designer whose book The Fortune Teller is featured in the exhibit. In her own words, “through this work I seek to investigate the deeply entrenched gender biases that plague the Indian society. It is comprised of two parts: part one is the game of Fortune Teller; part two is my personal childhood story. The Fortune Teller – an unassuming childhood game that predicts your future based on choices you make. As the viewer interacts with this seemingly benign and innocuous game they are confronted by the cold, hard statistics of gender inequality in India. For the second part of the piece, I narrate my first hand experiences of growing up in India.”

Open Cases:  Conversations with Artists:  Wednesday, October 26:  12:00 – 1:30, Library Room 118.
Join exhibit curators Jane Carlin, MalPina Chan and Carletta Carrington Wilson, along with many of the local artists (Bonnie Thompson Norman, Amy Ryken, Paige Pettibon, Deborah Greenwood and Lucia Harrison) featured in the exhibit, to have an up close and personal look at individual books and learn about the creative process.​

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