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vanvechten.jpg Carl Van Vechten
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964, University of Chicago Ph.B. '03), arts critic, novelist and photographer, played an important role in the American literary and arts scene of the 1920s through the 1940s. In addition to the acclaim he received for his own work, Van Vechten was instrumental in promoting the careers of other writers and artists, among them Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
July 1 — Oct. 1, 1994
Subjects
American Literature
Photography
clowes thumb.jpg Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes
The Clowes archive contains notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, draft layouts, and more for three of Clowes' books: Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray. The exhibition pieces this material together, tracing the evolution of Clowes' art from conception to production to publication.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 28 — June 17, 2016
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Subjects
History of Print
American Literature
Default Placeholder Photo Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1978
Subjects
American Literature
Very American Books Exhibit One Hundred Very American Books: Selected from the Epstein Collection
The selections in this exhibition from the private collection of Raymond Epstein were intended to present a range of our country's books and literature that have been read and loved by its people, but also to surprise and provoke readers.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1979
Subjects
American Literature
American Literature
Default Placeholder Photo Vachel Lindsay
Vachel Lindsay
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1979
Subjects
American Literature