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The Collector: Icabod Flewellen, Father of the First African American History Museum and the oldest Alumnus of CWRU


Icabod Flewellen, regarded as the oldest graduate of CWRU, was a curator, activist and community servant. Flewellen currently has an exhibition in his honor on the first floor of KSL. In addition to working at CWRU, Flewellen founded the first African American Museum in Cleveland. This exhibition highlights his life and work through a collection of correspondences, photographs and pictures. It is free, open to the public and available for display through February 29. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 368-2992 or ksladministration@case.edu

Sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library and the East Cleveland Public Library. 
Flewellen Exhibit


 “Various and Sundry Activities”: The Creative Work of Julia McCune Flory for the Cleveland Play House and Beyond 

The Kelvin Smith Library invites you to experience the work of Julia McCune Flory and explore her legacy as a book illustrator and her essential involvement in the Cleveland Play House in the early 20th century. This exhibit will feature illustrations, marionettes, photographs and rare books. Many items are from the Department of Special Collections at Kelvin Smith Library.
The exhibit is on view October 16, 2015 through March 26, 2016 in the Hatch Reading Room on the library's second floor. The Hatch Reading Room is open Monday to Friday10 am to 4:30 pm.




Special Collections Exhibitions ‌

The following exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.

"The Alice Project": Works by students of Cleveland Institute of Art Illustration Department
Location: KSL Art Gallery (1st floor) and throughout the library

September 1 through December 31

Students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. Prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.

"The Pictured Page: Black-and-White Book Illustrations from Britain and the United States, 1890-1950"
Location: Hatch Reading Room (2nd floor) 

Curated by Victoria Hepburn, the exhibit focuses on graphically bold, black-and-white images created for illustrated editions of literary classics selected from the library’s special collections. Spanning from the golden age of book illustration at the turn of the 20th century to the striking books of the mid-century, The Pictured Page explores the dramatic, monochrome visuals that accompany the words of some of literature’s great poets, playwrights and authors. Works by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Aubrey Beardsley, Lynd Ward and Rockwell Kent, among others, will be on display.

For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.


For additional information about events at KSL, please call 216.368.2992 or email KSLadministration@case.edu.

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What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

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