Curious George Goes to the Archive

I just wanted to take a minute to promote next week’s Digital Archives Event on Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building 101.

This is the first in what will become a yearlong series of events and workshops designed to introduce faculty, students and community members to the possibilities of archives, archival collections and the digital humanities.  As a teaser to next year’s series, we’re putting on a brief showcase of materials related to Curious George and the papers of H.A. and Margret Rey.  The event will feature myself, Shane Hand (Ph.D. Candidate in History), and a group of my undergraduate students sharing their archival research on the history and production of Curious George. 

For anybody interested in archival research, how to incorporate archives in your teaching, or children’s literature and Curious George, please stop by and join us.  All are welcome, including your students if you want to advertise the event to your classes!

Curious George Goes to the Archive


I’ll be hosting the inaugural event of the Arts & Letters’ Digital Archives Research Group next Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building 101. This is the first in what will become a yearlong series of events introducing faculty and students to the possibilities of working with archives and special collections at USM.

For next week’s event, the schedule will include a short talk by me on “Archival Curiosity” and my ongoing work with the H.A. & Margret Rey Papers; a talk about imperialism and the German origins of Curious George by Shane Hand, Ph.D. Candidate in History; and a series of fascinating presentations by my students on their archival discoveries from the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

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