Herrada – Question 3
3How do people use your material? What uses do you hope to enable?
Curator of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, Special Collections – University of Michigan
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 People use our materials in a variety of ways, including for writing academic papers, books, and articles; creating documentary films; and designing college courses or art projects. Many university classes, both graduate and undergraduate, visit us to learn about the primary sources for particular topics that are relevant to our holdings. Some of the classes we have recently hosted include:
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- Riots, Police, and Justice
- Latinos in the United States
- The Spanish Civil War
- Lesbian Worlds
- Black Voices of Resistance
- Illegal Sex, Illegal Gender
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Our materials often serve as inspiration for new projects. Several museum exhibitions have used our materials, including the Museum of Capitalism (inaugural exhibition), Toledo Museum of Art (George Bellows and New York, 1900-1930), the Minnesota Historical Society (World War I America), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Detroit, USA) to name a few.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This year, due to a generous gift, the Labadie Collection is commencing its first research fellowship. This will allow two or three people to visit for a longer time period in order to do deeper research.