ISU’s Brunsdale Featured in AL’s The Bookend

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 8, 2017

(via the American Library Association)

Maureen Brunsdale, Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian at Illinois State University’s Milner Library, is featured in the latest issue of The Bookend, put out by American Libraries. The brief article discusses her work with ISU’s Circus and Allied Arts Collection, which is one of the largest and most noteworthy of its type in the country. The collection includes circus-related books, photographs, programs, correspondence, and other materials. In the article, Brunsdale discusses her favorite item in the collection (it’s actually the stories that come with the items), along with why Bloomington-Normal has played such a central role in circus history.

To read the article, which includes a picture of Brunsdale with some of the more unique materials in the collection, go here.

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