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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Goucher College Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students, library staff, and others who enjoy a common bond: a passion for communicating the importance of the library within the intellectual setting of Goucher College.

Spring 2009 - Farewell to Julia

 Farewell to Julia

 Sunday, April 26, 2009. 9 am
Soper Room in the Julia Rogers Library

This Summer, the library will move to the Athenaeum and will be open to serve you in Fall 2009.  Please join us this semester in honoring Julia Rogers and celebrating the Julia Rogers Library with special events, exhibits, and the opportunity to share your memories.                   

Fall 2008 - Bill Blackbeard: The Collector Who Rescued Comics

Bill Blackbeard: The Collector Who Rescued the Comics

 Thursday, October 16, 2008. 7:30 pm,
Kelly Lecture Hall


The Fall program of the Friends of the Goucher College Library was a fascinating look at the history of American cartoon art.  Jenny Robb, a professor and associate curator at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, discussed Bill Blackbeard, the founder of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art.

Blackbeard founded the San Francisco Academy of Art in 1968 to collect materials being discarded by libraries worldwide. His immense collection consists of 2.5 million clippings, tearsheets, and comic sections spanning the years of 1894 to 1996.


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