“Films like this are a window into our cultural past—moving images of the way our culture saw itself in the early 20th Century,” explained Film Professor Emeritus Larry Benaquist. “This will show us the work of a great artist—actor, producer, activist. We’ll learn a lot about how her acting evolved.” Continue reading Maddow, & Others Cover Mary Pickford Film→
The Tuesday Academy Archive is now part of the Special Collections in the Mason Library. The donation includes one linear foot of archival records, photographs, study material, and audiovisual material that document the 32-year history of this women’s study group. Continue reading Mason Library Receives Tuesday Academy Archives→
In the spring 2012 semester, 11 students in Assistant Professor Patricia Pedroza’sWomen’s and Gender capstone course, which explores the question, “What is activism?” launched a project to explore local social activist Granny D’s work and legacy. Their basic intention was to gather a group of people together whose discussion would generate several perspectives on one topic—in this case, Granny D. The students collected oral histories from people who knew the iconic activist, and videotaped many of them. Once those video interviews are edited, they will be available on the project’s website, Catching up with Granny D. Continue reading WGS Students Launch Granny D Project→
KSC recently received grants to preserve and protect its most valuable collections and archived material.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the College $5,560 for “Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan and Staff Training to Preserve Special Collections and Film Archives.” The project will help create a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for the College’s archives, special collections, and film holdings; provide staff with training in emergency preparedness and response planning; and prepare disaster supply kits. The College’s holdings consist of over 250 linear feet of archival and manuscript material and over 6,000 volumes of print and bound materials, covering predominantly the disciplines of history, literature, poetry, film studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, and anthropology. The Film Archives holdings include approximately 1,000 color and black & white motion-picture films. Continue reading KSC Awarded Grants to Protect Valuable Collections→