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This gallery contains selections from the Borowitz Collection. The Borowitz Collection includes both primary and secondary sources on crime as well as works of literature based on true crime incidents. The collection documents the history of crime, with primary emphasis on the United States, England, France, and Germany from ancient times to the present day. It includes groups of materials on specific criminal cases which have had notable impacts on art, literature, and social attitudes. This provides the researcher with a wealth of material on those cases and their cultural effects. The collection is comprised of a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, ephemeral materials, artifacts, and audio-visual media.
The Grimshaw Brothers sample books document the output of the Grimshaw Brothers silk mill from 1895 to 1904. This Reading, Pennsylvania mill was built in 1887 and rebuilt in 1889 following a tornado which destroyed much of the original building. The mill would have employed between 300-400 girls and women to spin and weave silk cloth from imported fiber. The fabric samples contained in these books, although small, preserve the rich colors and textures of this century-old fabric. This gallery includes a sampler of these important documents of the United States silk weaving industry.
The Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre produces many show and performances that generate rave reviews from local critics as well as the general public. The shows are usually performed by theatre students, but sometimes include outside talent. The theatre presents four productions annually throughout the university season (September-May) and three more as part of the Summer Stock program (May-August), which includes an active youth theatre component. This gallery features images from many productions of the Kent State University Trumbull Theatre under the direction of Dr. Dan Nadon.
The Kent State Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers. This Digital Commons gallery contains many videos and podcasts from the Kent State University Museum, highlighting past exhibits such as: Civil War Fashion, Katharine Hepburn and a brief history of the museum.
The Riverside Press was a captive press within Houghton Mifflin & Company, committed to the creation of high quality books. Bruce Rogers came to Boston, Massachusetts, the home of Houghton Mifflin and an area with a rich printing history, to work for the magazine Modern Art. After the closure of Modern Art, Houghton Mifflin & Company hired Rogers in 1895 to fill the position left open by another great American printer, Daniel Berkeley Updike who left to found the Merrymount Press. Rogers wanted to produce fine editions at the press, but didn’t know how to convince those above him at Houghton Mifflin to invest in such productions. When Rogers entered some small books he created in his private workshop, using type that he bought from the press, into an arts and crafts exhibit in Boston, he caught the attention of George H. Mifflin, and was granted the opportunity to design fine editions at the Riverside Press. This gallery contains select images of Rogers' work at Riverside Press.