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DCA’s Fall Exhibits Now on Display!
Posted on August 10, 2011 by Mackenzie Brigham | Categories: exhibits | |  Tagged:  , , |

Stop by the DCA display cases in Tisch Library (near the entrance to the Tower Café) and check out our recently-unveiled fall exhibits: Selections from the Atomic Veterans Collection and Whimsy in the Stacks: A glimpse into the mind of Myron J. Files.  The exhibits highlight materials from two very different collections, giving viewers an idea of the diversity of documents available for consultation in the reading room at Tufts DCA.

Selections from the Atomic Veterans Collection contains correspondence, publications, and photographs from the Atomic Veterans Collection, donated to Tufts by Sandra Kane Marlow, an activist affiliated with the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) and a founder of the Center for Atomic Radiation Studies in Boston.  Sandra Marlow, a librarian from New Bedford, fought for government acknowledgement and compensation of United States veterans that participated in atmospheric and underwater nuclear weapons tests and nuclear cleanup from 1945 until the Nuclear Test Ban in 1962. The exhibit is intended to highlight the research potential of this thought-provoking collection.

Photo of wreaths lain at Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier's, May 30, 1994, by Thomas Kearnell (Operation Crossroads) and Eldon Praiswater (Operation Greenhouse)

On the lighter side, Whimsy in the Stacks:  A glimpse into the mind of Myron J. Files, provides a peek into one of DCA’s more humorous collections.  Myron Files (1892-1984), a faculty member in the English Department at Tufts from 1914 to 1954, left the Archives two small boxes of his late correspondence and annotated sketches.  His collection, rife with fantasy and philosophical musings, introduces a cast of personal friends and familiar Tufts characters.  We hope that Files, the ever-unassuming comedian, will compel you to chuckle, or at least crack a smile.

Watercolor of a frog in front of a mushroom eating a bug, captioned Everybody Eats Somebody

These exhibits will be on display until January 2012.  Please feel free to visit Tufts DCA on Level G in Tisch Library for more information on the featured collections!