A collection of videos produced by the University of Miami Libraries.
Artist Books @ Richter Library
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Join Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections at Richter Library, as she directs a panel of speakers discussing artist books. Panelists: John Cutrone, Denise Delgado, and Carol Todaro.
Archiving the Fringe
67 minutes, 17 secondsMore about this video
February 16, 2011
Join panelists Erick Lyle (a.k.a. Iggy Scam) and Max Rameau for a lively discussion on building multicultural, sometimes controversial, and truly representative collections of record for the researchers of today and tomorrow. The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections has begun acquiring the papers of countercultural organizations in South Florida, including those of Erick Lyle and Max Rameau.
Former Miamian Erick Lyle is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City. He has been the editor of the influential underground, punk rock magazine, SCAM, since 1991 who has appeared on NPR’s This American Life.
Activist Max Rameau is a voice for homeless rights and victims of gentrification in Miami who has been at the forefront of movements such as Take Back the Land and the Scott-Carver Tenant Council which advocate for displaced residents of low income housing and the present day foreclosure crisis.
The Jackie Gleason Collection @UM Libraries
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The Jackie Gleason Collection includes approximately 1,700 volumes of books, journals, proceedings, pamphlets, and publications in the field of parapsychology, and a lesser quantity of titles relating to the entertainment industry. The Gleason Collection includes both scholarly and popular works published in the United States and abroad.
Within the field of parapsychology, the collection offers materials on such topics as: witchcraft, folklore, extrasensory perception (ESP), unidentified flying objects (UFOs), reincarnation, mysticism, spiritualism, mental telepathy, the occult, ghosts, clairvoyance, cosmology, demons, hypnosis, life after death, mediums, psychical research, voodooism, and others.