Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Mississippi River Festival


Mississippi River Festival

To honor all those who created and participated in the Mississippi River Festival (1969-1980), the University Archives & Special Collections staff, in collaboration with the Faculty Technology Center, have researched, written, and here assembled a series of projects documenting and interpreting the history of the festival.

Jean Kittrell: Life & Legacy of a Jazz Incredible


Ethel Jean Kittrell (1927-2018) is known internationally by many names. She is the “Red Hot Mama of Dixieland” to some and “America's First Lady of Jazz” to others, but friends and fans alike of Jean's famous barrelhouse piano and vocals knew her as an icon of strength and tenacity. Explore the life and legacy of this incredible woman of jazz in this digital exhibit featuring material from the Jean Kittrell Collection housed in the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at Lovejoy Library.

Focus - Photojournalism Magazine (1971-1981)


In 1971, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus yearbook, Muse, altered its form from that of the traditional yearbook style to take shape as a quarterly magazine. The first issue, still bearing the name of Muse, was published in the fall by the Student Senate as an entirely student-led work. It documented life and issues on campus and in the Edwardsville community through the use of  hand-drawn illustrations, photographs, essays, and editorials, all created through student efforts...

The Creation and Opening of the Edwardsville Campus


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville came into being in 1957 because the residents of Madison and St. Clair counties demanded the establishment of a public university in Southwestern Illinois. This digital exhibit honors Dr. Harold W. See, the other Founders of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and the early faculty, staff, and students. It describes the opening of the Gyo Obata-designed SIUE campus on September 23, 1965, as well as the dedication of the university on May 13, 1966. The digital exhibit includes digitized historic photographs, narrative text, and digitized university documents dating from the years 1957 through 1966.

In the tradition of the Mississippi River Festival: A Digital Exhibit Celebrating the History of the Arts & Issues series at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), 1985-2014

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For thirty years, as an essential element of SIUE’s educational mission, the acclaimed Arts & Issues series has presented to the university community and the region a fascinating mix of exceptional performing artists and thought-provoking speakers...