Tuesday, April 6, 2010

H.A. & Margret Rey Digital Collection

We all knew Curious Geroge as a child, well I did. I remember reading the stories about the curious monkey who always got into something and was very smart. I didn't know who idea it was to make a monkey do human like things. I found out on the Special Collections list and that they wrote many other children books. H.A. and Margret Rey. They always had other publications such as financial and legal documents. The couple loved working together and did for many years.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Editorial Cartoons

Jessica Wells
March 31, 2010
AAEC Editorial Cartoon Digital Collection
I went to the website to learn about the special collections.I found that the Editioral Cartoon was very interesting. I found that it was created in the 1950s and 1960s. I think its important to know about this collection because some like me didn’t know the University had this going on and I think it’s a great opportunity for those who isn’t very academically involved. The collections represents all kinds of cartoonists and cartoon styles. Through cartoons that represent polticial ideas it gives a better understanding to what is being said or trying to be said. I’m not politcial at all so I think this a great way to learn history of politics and the scandals that have happened. One cartoon showed the Watergate scandal , which made me interested in President Nixon and the whole scandal and I wanted to know who was all involved in the process and what happened in results.