Special Collections Honors Earth Day with Exhibition

At left, Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of Special Collections, speaks to Phil Resor, assistant professor of earth and enviornmental sciences, and Suzanne O'Connell, chair and professor of earth and environmental sciences, director of the Service Learning Center, during the Special Collections and Archives Earth Day Open House April 22. Taraba is explaining printer and publisher Robin Price's "43." Paper maps from locations along the 43rd parallels are bound in an accordion that structurally supports the main text, which is printed on graph paper and joined together as an accordion.

At left, Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of Special Collections, speaks to Phil Resor, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, and Suzanne O'Connell, chair and professor of earth and environmental sciences, director of the Service Learning Center, during the Special Collections and Archives Earth Day Open House April 22. Taraba is explaining printer and publisher Robin Price's 43 Paper maps from locations along the 43rd parallels are bound in an accordion that structurally supports the main text, which is printed on graph paper and joined together as an accordion.

Rebecca McCallum, cataloging librarian at Olin Library, used old cataloging cards to knit this "fabric," which was on display at the Earth Day event.

Rebecca McCallum, cataloging librarian at Olin Library, used old cataloging cards to knit this "fabric," which was on display at the Earth Day event. Several Olin library employees created recycled art for the open house.

Margery May, acquisitions administrator, browses the pages of "The elements of a poem" by Susan Stewart and Enid Mark.

Margery May, acquisitions administrator, browses the pages of The elements of a poem by Susan Stewart and Enid Mark. Several of the books on display were inspired by the environment.

Lisa Pinette, access services and interlibrary loan ibrary assistant, dons a quilted table runner made with recycled catalogs cards. Pinette said she quilted the entire runner in less than 15 hours.

Lisa Pinette, access services and interlibrary loan library assistant, dons a quilted table runner made with recycled catalogs cards. Pinette said she quilted the entire runner in less than 15 hours.

Taraba, at right, shows Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, a first edition copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species dated 1859.

Taraba, at right, shows Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, a first edition copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species dated 1859.

From right, Erhard Konderding, documents librarian; Michaelle Biddle, head of preservation services; and Eve Mayberger '10 unfold a photo inside the 60-pound book, Earth, by David Bellamy.  Beth Emery, head coach of women's crew, is pictured in the back. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

From right, Erhard Konderding, documents librarian; Michaelle Biddle, head of preservation services; and Eve Mayberger '10 unfold a photo inside the 44-pound book, Earth, by David Bellamy. Beth Emery, head coach of women's crew, is pictured in the back. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)