‘Letters from the Regional History Center Collections’ on exhibit Oct. 7
From press release
DEKALB, Ill.—The Regional History Center of Northern Illinois University will host a grand opening reception for its exhibit, “Somethin’ to Write Home About: Letters from the Regional History Center Collection” from 4-6 p.m.,Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Founders Memorial Library. The exhibit is on display in the library’s foyer with a reception in room 400. Parking is available in the visitors’ lot located to the west of the library, off Carroll Avenue. The event is open to University staff, students and the public.
The exhibit examines the impact of both mundane daily activities and extraordinary historical events on the residents of the northern Illinois region. The letters date as far back as the 1850s with topics including the military, college life, Northern Illinois University, and family life. The staff of the Regional History Center will be available for questions and tours of the facility during the reception. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit, which was curated in conjunction with American Archives Month, is open to the public and will be on display until the end of November.
American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who preserve and provide access to information that has lasting and historical value.
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