SJSU Special Collections has had a busy Fall Semester and is well into the Spring Semester of 2008. We have presented primary source instruction focused on graduate courses in research methods and for public history. We will be working with the 100W students in March and April, and will offer orientations to rare, fine press, and artists books for SJSU art and literature students, as well as for the local community colleges.
Of note, we are sponsoring a fabulous exhibit of pop-up books donated by SJSU Alumna, Jeanne Rose. We will have an opening reception on February 28, 2008, 5-7 PM. Jeanne began collection pop-up books as young mother, but developed a life-long fascination with this book-art form. The exhibit will be on display until the end of April.
In addition, we just added the Florene Stewart Poyadue Papers inventory to the OAC. These papers consist of administrative files, publicity and outreach material, photographs, and audiovisual material created by Poyadue and Parents Helping Parents (PHP) during her tenure with the organization. Poyadue's work with PHP transformed the organization from a small local support group to a national and international prototype for parent resource networks. Items in this collection document her contributions to PHP, and highlight how her vision and work impacted the lives of so many. Under Poyadue, PHP became a United Way agency in 1985, and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1990 as the model for parent to parent resource centers across the nation.
We are currently working on processing the collection of the Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Records, and we have a group of students working on transcribing the oral histories of Historian, Glenna Matthews, among other print and digital collection projects.
Labels: Spring 2008