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"Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn," an exhibition of letters, artwork, manuscripts, books, and articles, on view January 20 through May 23, 2010.

Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn, an exhibition of letters, artwork, manuscripts, books and articles relating to the works of Mark Twain, will be on view at the Vassar College Libraries from January 20 through May 23, 2010. This exhibition commemorates two anniversaries: the 125th anniversary of the publication of Twain's Huckleberry Finn and the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. The exhibition, presented by the Vassar College Libraries, also marks 25 years since the previous display of the Mark Twain collection from the The Catherine Pelton Durrell '25 Archives and Special Collections Library at Vassar.

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Poets Eamon Grennan, Molly McGlennen, Nancy Willard, and special guest Evan Pritchard, among others, present readings in honor of the exhibition “Poetry of the Hudson” on October 15, 2009.

Poets and Vassar professors Eamon Grennan, Molly McGlennen, Nancy Willard, and special guest Evan Pritchard of the Native American Micmac people, along with student poets Carolyn Bergonzo and Ade Raphael, will read poems in a program entitled “Poetry of the Hudson, A Celebration,” on Thursday, October 15. The poetry reading, held in conjunction with the exhibition, Poetry of the Hudson at the Vassar College Libraries, and the state-wide Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial celebration, will begin at 5:30pm in the Libraries’ Class of ’51 Reading Room. The exhibition and reading are free and open to the public.

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Vassar libraries establish archive of the renowned Women’s Studio Workshop artists’ books collection.

The Vassar College libraries have become an official repository for the collection of artists' books produced by the non-profit Women's Studio Workshop (WSW), which since 1979 has grown to become the largest publisher in the country of these hand printed and hand bound works. The Women's Studio Workshop is based in nearby Rosendale, NY, and its artists' books gain their first Hudson Valley archive with this Vassar partnership.

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