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Three exhibitions from the Prevail Archives of the University Libraries


April 5, 2008 – Three exhibitions will feature materials from the Virginia Tech April 16, 2007, Prevail Archives of the University Libraries. "Remembrance, Recognition, and Healing," the exhibition at the Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center, is composed of documentary photographs taken by the community along with items from the Prevail Archives such as signed hats from the Washington Nationals and a beautiful set of hand decorated eggs for each victim. The show runs April 5 - 20, 2008, with the opening reception on April 8 from 4-6. Gallery hours are from 10 AM to 10 PM on weekdays and noon to 10 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition is curated by Mary Tartaro, Perspective Gallery Art Director.

The Holtzman Alumni Center also will host an exhibition from the Prevail Archives at their gallery. This exhibition will include paintings, quilts, hats, the VT signed by President Bush, and other memorabilia sent to the university after April 16. One of the paintings on exhibit was created by Cheryl Thompson from the libraries' Technical Services Department. Gregory Sagstetter, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, curated this exhibition which will be open to the public on April 16 from 8 AM to 8 PM

The third exhibition will be in the cases outside of Special Collections as well as inside the Special Collections Reading Room. This exhibition, which will be available April 10-21, 2008, is designed by Susan Fleming Cook and Jennifer Vipperman. Once the Prevail Archives collection is processed, materials will be available through Special Collections. For more information contact Aaron Purcell, director of Special Collections, 231-9672.


 

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