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Tomorrow's Scientists: Children's Literature of the Cold War Era

Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through March 20, 2020

Knight Library, Special Collections and University Archives, Paulson Reading Room, 2nd Floor North
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

Drawing upon Special Collections and University Archives’ extensive Children’s Literature Collections, this exhibition presents original materials from twentieth century children’s book illustrators, authors, and publishers that highlight the complex intersections between American politics and children’s literature during the Cold War era.

This exhibit documents a range of political issues represented in juvenile popular culture during this period including: science education initiatives in America, responses to the launch of Sputnik I, developments in nuclear energy, the history of the US space program, and Communism ideologies and reactions.

View the related joint exhibition currently on display at Eugene Public Library's Children Center.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Exhibit


UO Libraries, University Advancement, Government and Community Relations, Community Impact

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students





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