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'Lewis & Clark and Me': Presentation at UA Friends of Library Luncheon

By UA News Services, April 27, 2004

The annual Friends of the UA Library luncheon meeting will feature a "show and tell" display of select acquisitions made possible by the UA Friends of the Libraries.

Guest speaker and fellow friend is the former director of the University of Arizona Press, Stephen Cox. This day will mark the bicentennial of the launching of the Lewis and Clark expedition across the West, the Great American Epic journey. On May 18, 1804, the men of the expedition were encamped at St. Charles, Missouri, preparatory to launching into the unknown.

Cox will give a talk, "Lewis & Clark and Me" sharing his firsthand experience as editor of the University of Nebraska Press in publishing the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The special collections of six libraries played a crucial role in this edition, and so it will also be a celebration of libraries.

Those attending the luncheon will have the opportunity to see this unique edition of the journals, which will be brought on site for viewing through the care of the UA Special Collections. The Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton—the most accurate and inclusive edition ever published—is one of the major scholarly achievements of the late 20th century.

Contacts

$40 Call Sandra Vasquez at 621-6431 by May 13 to make reservations. The program includes a cash bar and luncheon


Sandra L. Vasquez
(520) 621-6431
vasquezs@u.library.arizona.edu


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