Monday, November 14, 2011

Max Beerbohm Gift Collection

The Archives & Special Collections has recently added 127 titles relating to the career of noted English author and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm. The extensive gift was the personal collection of F&M emeritus professor Ira Grushow, a noted Beerbohm scholar. Dr. Grushow had carefully assembled the titles over a lifetime of scholarly inquiry, and wanted them to remain a cohesive unit. The titles represent a significant addition to the previously established Ira Grushow Collection, MS 58. A complete finding aid for the expanded collection can be found at the following link -

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minoru Yamasaki Exhibit

“Minoru Yamasaki – World Class Architect” is an exhibition designed to celebrate the life and work of American architect Minoru Yamasaki. Best known for his design of the World Trade Center in New York City, Yamasaki was one of the preeminent architects of the "New Formalism" style, blending elements of classicism with modernist designs. In 1973, Franklin & Marshall College commissioned Yamasaki & Associates to design a new college center. Situated in the center of campus, the new College Center opened in the spring of 1976, bringing student services together under a modern, two-story skylit atrium.

The exhibit will run through January 31, 2012. Enjoy, and please post your comments!