LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ken Burns used material from the University of Louisville Libraries’ Hillerich and Bradsby and other collections for his documentary series “Baseball.” John Taliferro tapped into U of L’s Nell Dismukes McWhorter Memorial Collection of Tarzan memorabilia for a 1999 biography of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Items from these and other U of L special collections will be on display through Jan. 31 at the university’s Ekstrom Library in an exhibit titled “Rewards of Research: Scholarly and Popular uses of Special Collections.” The exhibit features past uses and possible future research using U of L’s special collections.
Also included are the Roy Stryker papers, which contain Dorothea Lange’s 1936 photo “Migrant Mother.” The photograph has been used in many scholarly and popular publications and has become an icon for the human misery of the Great Depression,
“Rewards of Research” is in the Photographic Archives and Rare Books Galleries on the ground floor of Ekstrom Library and is free and open to the public. Ekstrom Library is located on Belknap Campus. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit is closed on weekends.
For more information, call (502) 852-6752.