Exhibiting Nancy H. Marshall’s extensive collection of Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and other Christmas narratives is a yearly tradition at Swem Library. This year’s exhibit considers the changing role of Christmas symbolism, including Moore’s poem, within the developing New York City publishing scene during the nineteenth century. Throughout this century, the New York media’s representation of Christmas evolved from portraying local celebrations to marketing to an international audience.
For more information about curating the exhibit, read Derek's post on the Special Collections' blog, An Acquired Taste.
Curator: Derek Vouri-Richard, Exhibits Apprentice and Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies
Designer: Abram Clear '21, SCRC Graphics Student Assistant
Fabrication and Installation: Jennie Davy, Exhibits Manager; KateKarl Nash '21, Special Collections Student Assistant; and Derek Vouri-Richard