Texas Tech Library Features Exhibit on Travels in Africa
February 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 28, 2006
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LUBBOCK -- In celebration of Black History Month, the Texas Tech University Library
has created an exhibit titled "My Memories of Africa" featuring photos and artifacts
from Niger and Uganda.
The exhibit features memorabilia from the travels of Jennifer Spurrier, assistant
archivist, and Ed Steinhart, professor of African history, and is currently on display
in the University Library's Croslin Room. It will continue to run through April 21.
Spurrier spent two years with the Peace Corps in Niger from 1991-1993, collecting
numerous photos and items such as a camel hair blanket, engraved daggers, jewelry,
textiles and hand-carved wooden figurines.
The exhibit also includes research materials collected by Steinhart, who traveled
to Musa, in Western Uganda, where he brought back the story of his search for a cult
involved in the practice of spirit possession. Steinhart’s recollections, notes and
collected artifacts include a toy bicycle made of found objects, hand-carved wooden
animals and several items made of bark cloth.
This exhibit was curated by Archivist Lynn Whitfield and assembled by Lyn Stoll.
CONTACT: Jeff Whitley, director of communications and marketing, Texas Tech University
Libraries, (806) 742-3685, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.