Alison Conner, Rare Books Curator and MLIS candidate at the University of Washington, used rare books as the focus of her capstone project. Based on a physical exhibition Alison curated in 2012 as another school project, Alison designed and produced a collaborative, multimedia, online exhibition. Visit fightingwordsonline.org for a virtual tour of the American Revolution, told through the words of those who fought it. Videos, scanned images, and text work together to enhance the experience. Alison worked with faculty and students from the University of Utah’s Theater department, Film and Media Arts department; and staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Scholarship and Information Services and Special Collections’ Rare Books Division.
New Online Exhibition