Under a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Goucher College created the Collaborative Humanities Laboratory to enhance the study of visual, material, and historical culture among the Goucher Community.
The Applestein-Sweren Prize is funded by a generous endowment established by Betty Applestein Sweren ’52 and Dr. Edgar Sweren in 2012. Prizes are awarded to Goucher students who present thoughtfully constructed personal collections of books and related ephemera. Continue reading [Applestein-Sweren Contest] Congratulations to our 2022 winners!
Solastalgia: Book Art and the Climate Crisis is curated by Director of Exhibitions & Artist Programs Torey Erin of Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). The exhibition will display a range of works by artists to address the multitudes of the way we face the heart-wrenching climate crisis of our generation. Continue reading Solastalgia: Book Art and the Climate Crisis [Virtual Exihibtion, June 11 – October, 17, 2021]
Hanji (Korean: 한지/韓紙) is the traditional handmade paper from Korea. It is made from the inner bark of mulberry, a tree native to Korea and Hibiscus meninot, which helps suspend the individual fibers in water. Continue reading Korean Hanji Paper – Preserving a Cultural Heritage
In November 2020, a librarian at the Goucher College Library was processing uncatalogued books in the Special Collections stacks when she discovered a copy of Zelda Fitzgerald’s only novel, Save Me the Waltz (NY: Scribner’s, 1932). Continue reading Sara Haardt Mencken’s Inscribed Copy of Zelda Fitzgerald’s Novel, Save Me the Waltz
One of Goucher Special Collections & Archives most famous and largest collections is the Jane Austen Collection which includes all of Austen’s first British and American editions as well as rare editions, foreign language translations, and related books about Austen’s life and times. Continue reading Jane Austen Collection at Goucher College
The De Bar Hours (W.93), likely created as a wedding gift for a young bride in early 14th century France, is an unusual manuscript with lacy rosettes cut into every one of its parchment margins. Continue reading New Eyes on Old Books: Unraveling the Mystery of the Walters Lace Manuscript. Baltimore, MD, The Walters, February 17th, 2021 [Lecture]