The archival institutions of the first state, Delaware, are excited to share the following news, upcoming events, and exhibits with our fellow MARAC members.
Hagley Library has been awarded the James J. Bradley Distinguished Service award, which is given to a library or archive that has done great work to preserve motor vehicle resource material. The award is being presented in recognition of the Z. Taylor Vinson collection, which openned to researchers in early 2015 (http://vinson.hagleyblogs.org/2013/12/the-z-taylor-vinson-collection-open-to-the-public-on-january-2nd/). Also opening October 2, 2015, is an exhibit entitled, “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream,” which will feature items from the Vinson collection.
University of Delaware Special Collections
On view through December 15, 2015, in the information area of the Morris Library is an exhibition celebrationg the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (http://exhibits.lib.udel.edu/exhibits/show/ada-25).
Delaware Public Archives
On October 3, 2015, at 10:30 am, DPA is holding a program called The Life and Times of Ann Moore Ridgely. The presentation by Dr. Suzanne Fox is based on a collection of over 800 family letters housed in the Delaware Public Archives (http://archives.delaware.gov/outreach/publicprograms.shtml).
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
On October 2, 2015, Winterthur will host New York Times bestselling author Andrea Wulf to discuss the life of Alexander von Humboldt, an explorer and scientist who can up with the idea of human-induced climate change in 1800 (http://museumblog.winterthur.org/2015/09/22/meet-one-of-the-most-colorful-and-captivating-men-in-history/).
Emily R. Cottle, CA
Delaware Caucus Representative