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Jackson Society Chooses Rare First Editions for Special Collections and University Archives

The Jackson Society's Members Choice Event was held recently, and members again chose some rare titles to add to the collections of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.  In thanking the members for their support, Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives Keith Gorman wrote:

"The event was held on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30.  Attendees examined 28 British and American literary works from the 19th century.  All of these rare works were first editions.  Attendees were presented with three groupings of works...Selection #1--British Victorian Literature, Selection #2--Works of Thoreau and Longfellow, and Selection #3--Assorted British and American 19th Century Literature.  

Attendees were asked to cast their votes for the three groupings.  They placed poker chips in assigned ballot boxes.  Votes were than tabulated.
Jackson Society Members voted for the collection of British Victorian Literature (Selection #1).  The British Vict…

University Libraries Awarded Grant from Sisters in Crime

The University Libraries have been awarded a We Love Libraries grant from Sisters in Crime, an organization of professional women mystery writers.  The grant will be used to support the Robbie Emily Dunn Collection of American Detective Fiction, one of our Special Collections.

The University Libraries will celebrate receipt of the grant at an event at 4 -5:30 pm on September 22, 2016 in the Hodges Reading Room.  The presentation will be made the Sisters in Crime chapter in High Point, NC, called Murder We Write.