Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Library exhibit: American Primers and Readers

Kathy Kerns, Curator for Education Resources and Head of Cubberley Library, has curated a wonderful exhibit showcasing the library's collection of American primers and readers. Currently on display in Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda on the second floor of the Bing Wing of Green Library, Stanford University, the exhibit is drawn from the collection of Richard L. Venezky, a leading scholar in the history of reading and literacy.

Richard L. Venezky (1938-2004), the Unidel Professor of Educational Studies, professor of computer and information sciences, and professor of linguistics at the University of Delaware, and Stanford Ph.D. in linguistics (1965) was a leading expert in the history of literacy and reading. In 2005, Venezky’s family gave his extensive collection of American textbooks to the Stanford University Libraries, where it is housed in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Read more about the exhibit at:

American Primers & Readers

The exhibition is free and open to the public.