Friday, September 29, 2017

A Digital look at postcards from the Andrew J. Theising Collection

Student looks over postcards from the Theising Collection

On Tuesday, September 26, I organized a mixed media session for my 3 literature courses in the Eugene B. Redmond Learning Center at Lovejoy Library. The students covered two sets of materials -- items concerning Redmond's photographs on Maya Angelou and Eugene Redmond and postcards from the Andrew J. Theising Research Collection.

The session on postcards included a short audio production that I composed drawing from interviews I did with Theising about the processes of collecting 339 historic postcards and other materials on East St. Louis. The session also included a sampling of the fronts and backs of postcards from the collection. Students accessed the audio file and images using tablets.

A Notebook on the Andrew J. Theising Research Collection
A Notebook on the EBR Collection & EBR Learning Center

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