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The Diary of George Templeton Strong

On this new episode of “Bookworm History”, we’re discussing the man and the history behind the Diary of George Templeton Strong.  Today, his diary is one of the most valuable primary sources for historians studying the American Civil War.   40 more words

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Exploring Chicago's contribution to the pantheon of storytelling

Author and Columbia College Professor Sam Weller joins Justin to talk about a class at Columbia called, “Chicago: City of Stories” that explores the history of Chicago literature and storytelling from the Great Fire of 1871 to the present. 103 more words

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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 12-2-16

We have another great show for you to end the week! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with IPR reporter Amanda Vinicky and Reboot Illinois publisher Madeleine Doubek about all of the big stories coming out of Springfield this week, we reload the week of news with poet and activist Mario Smith and public policy consultant Amara Enyia, author and Professor Sam Weller introduces us to the “Chicago: City of Stories” class at Columbia College, Amy Miller chats about her new comedy record, “Solid Gold” and we end the show with a conversation with the great musician Har Mar Superstar! 44 more words

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Jane Saks harnesses art to take on social justice with Project&

Jane Saks is a lot of things. Author, writer, poet, activist, educator, and collaborator are just some of her titles. She has dedicated her life to advancing human rights and social justice;  first coming to national attention as the founding director of Columbia College Chicago’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which launched prize winning work. 1,857 more words


How Chicago Celebrates Its Independent Presses and Literary Publications

The fifth annual Chicago Book Expo kicks off this Sunday, November 13, at Columbia College Chicago (1104 S. Wabash), a book fair featuring more than 70 local presses, publications, and literary organizations, along with panels, workshops, and other events. 539 more words


Student Perspective: Unveiling Mysteries through Processing

By: Amara Andrew

My palms were sweating, my heartbeat was racing and I felt like I was about to pass out. I was a nervous wreck when I was first approached about processing a collection for the archives. 933 more words

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Loops and Swirls: Musings on Script

Flowing shapes. Loops and swirls. Unbroken lines of ink linking letters together to form words. Even if you don’t read cursive, you can still appreciate its swirling aesthetics, the art of the form. 334 more words

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