Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library is celebrating and honoring women this month with a special exhibit, lecture and reception. “Images of Women in the Open Court Collection” is now on display at the library’s Hall of Presidents. The display by Beth Martell and Christina Bleyer, both library research specialists, includes a wide variety of images from the archives of the Open Court Publishing Records, housed within the library’s Special Collections Research Center. The display will continue through the end of the month.
The reception and “Images of Women” lecture presentation is set for 1:30 to 3:30pm on March 27 in the Hall of Presidents at Morris Library. Angela Reinoehl, art history senior lecturer, will speak about the images and Jon Gorgosz, doctoral historical studies candidate, will present “From Sweetheart to Housewife: A Gendered Image on College Campuses after the Second World War.” A reception with refreshments will follow. The public is welcome. Admission to the display, lectures and reception is free.