Events at Rare Books & Special Collections, 2004-2005

* indicates Thomas Cooper Society event

Thursday February 3, 6:30
PRINTING & THE RENAISSANCE WORLD

illustrated lecture by Patrick Scott for the Friends of Medford Library, at USC Lancaster

Thursday February 10, 4:30-6:00
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
 
highlights from the Joel Myerson Collection
Reception scholars attending the 7th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Thursday February 17
ROBERT BURNS

exhibition opening for Friends of Sumter County Museum
Sumter County Museum

Saturday February 19-Sunday February 20:
SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK FESTIVAL

at Columbia Convention Center
Booth sponsored by Thomas Cooper Society and USC Libraries

* Thursday March 17, 4:30-6:00
HENRY W. RAVENEL (1814-1887), SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANIST

Exhibition opening & reception 

Friday March 18, 3:00 p.m.
ROBERT BURNS IN AMERICA

at Anderson Library, USC Sumter
illustrated talk by Patrick Scott, followed by film The Romance of Robert Burns (1937)

* Thursday April 14, at 4:00 p.m.
SAVOIR LA CARTE: TRAVEL, SELF-ADVANCEMENT AND SURVIVAL IN LETTERS BY WOMEN

lecture by Prof. Elizabetryh Goldsmith, Boston University.
followed by exhibit and reception welcoming the North American Society for 17th-Century French Literature 

May 19
SE SOCIETY FOR THE BOOK ARTS

Talk by Priscilla Juvelis in Graniteville Room,
followed by reception and display for those attending the conference, at McKissick Museum

 


Recent events in Special Collections:

Monday July 12
HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
display from Rare Books and talk by Dr. Joel Myerson for EPI Russian Teachers' Institute.

Tuesday July 13
THE SHAPE OF THE BOOK

illustrated talk on early books and fine printing 
by Patrick Scott and Dr. Scott Gwara for South Carolina Honors College Master Scholars program

Wednesday July 28:
VISIT OF ROMEOS CLUB 

lunch and illustrated lecture on Rare Books at Thomas Cooper Library

* Friday August 20-Saturday August 21, 2004
ROBERT BURNS IN HIS TIME & AFTER

an exhibition ands symposium marking 15 years of the G. Ross Roy Collection
and Dr. Roy's 80th birthday, with talks by Kenneth Simpson, Gerard Carruthers, James Mackay, Scott Gwara, G. Ross Roy, Thomas Keith, Jonathan Pons, Frank R. Shaw, K.D. Kennedy Jr., Carol M. McGuirk, Esther Hovey, and Thorne Compton. 

Tuesday September 21
VISIT OF WILDWOOD ARTS GROUP

with illustrated talk by Patrick Scott

* Thursday September 23:
FAULKNER'S THE SOUND & THE FURY

at 4:30 p.m. in the Graniteville Room
A display of Faulkner material, including newly-published etchings illustrating Faulkner's The Sound & the Fury, by Boyd Saunders, with short talks by Prof. Saunders and Prof. James B. Meriwether. 

Tuesday October 5:
6 p.m.: ROSE WITHOUT A THORN: the History of Camellias

Illustrated talk by Patrick Scott for the Mid-Carolinas Camellia Society

Wednesday October 13: 
3:30 SEALS, AUTHORITY & IDENTITY

Exhibit and reception for lecture by Prof. Joseph Lowensttein, Washington University

* Wednesday October 20th-Friday October 22nd:
USC FALL FESTIVAL OF WRITERS

an annual three-day literary festival, supported by a generous endowment from an anonymous donor.
Library-based and library-sponsored events included:
Gala Opening Reception with Festival Writers;
Reading & Talk by Susan Vreeland. 

Monday Oct. 11:
VISIT OF LOBLOLLY SOCIETY

with talks by Boyd Saunders and Paul Ragan

Wednesday November 3:
10:00 RARE BOOKS AT THOMAS COOPER LIBRARY
illustrated talk for the Golden Circle Kiwanis Club at Maxcy Gregg Park

Friday November 5: 
PBK FALL INITIATION

with reception following

Monday November 8:
10:00 a.m.: PRESS CONFERENCE

Announcement of Special Collections Building Plans and Major Gift
5:00 p.m.: EX LIBRIS SOCIETY
Annual recognition reception with reading by KAY GIBBONS 
and announcement of the Donna I Sorensen Library Endowment for Southern Women and the Arts

* Tuesday December 14:
10.15 a.m. RETIREES' RECEPTION

with update on the building plans by Dean Paul Willis, and exhibit and illustrated talk by Patrick Scott on the history of camellias, from the Phelps Memorial Collection of Garden Books 

* Thursday January 20, 2005:
6:30 p.m. THOMAS COOPER SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER

with presentation of the Thomas Cooper Medal to 
JOYCE CAROL OATES
Embassy Suites Hotel. 

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