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Library Week - Kent Library

Library Week - Kent Library

Kent Library is celebrating Southeast Missouri State’s 150th anniversary with Library Week from November 13-17.

Tuesday, November 14

2:00-4:00 pm: Open House in the Rare Book Room for Southeast students, faculty, staff and others. Kent Library, Room 217

5:00-6:30 pm: Southeast Alumni Visit to the Rare Book Room (Preregister here), Kent Library, Room 217

7:00-9:00 pm: EXCLUSIVE, FREE showing of Faulkner: The Past is Never Dead documentary in the Rose Theatre, Grauel Building

Special Collections & Archives collaborated extensively with the documentary filmmakers, who spent several days on campus in 2018 interviewing Dr. Robert Hamblin and Dr. Christopher Rieger, the founding and former director of the Center for Faulkner Studies, and capturing footage from the Rare Book Room. More information about the documentary can be found at https://www.williamfaulknerfilm.com/.

Wednesday, November 15

Noon-1:00 pm: 80th anniversary of the naming of Kent Library birthday party, Kent Library, main floor. There will be cake!

Thursday, November 16

5:30-6:30 pm: "Architectural Trends and the SEMO Campus: 150 Years of Quality Design," talk by Dr. Steven Hoffman, Professor of History, Kent Library, main floor

The Brodsky William Faulkner Collection is one of the four most significant collections of William Faulkner materials in the world. The collection includes many signed editions and first editions of Faulkner's novels; more than 3,000 letters and nearly 2,000 photographs; over 1,000 pages relating to Faulkner's work in Hollywood; and some of Faulkner's hand drawings. The Brodsky Collection also includes biographer Joseph Blotner's extensive research files with interview notes, correspondence, and manuscripts from his book Faulkner: A Biography, the seminal 1974 biography of the famous writer.

Library Week 2023 | Kent Library (semo.edu)

Kent Library
02:00 PM - 09:00 PM on Mon, 13 Nov 2023
Kent Library
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2232