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THE RIVERS OF AMERICA EXHIBITION



            THE RIVERS OF AMERICA: A SELECTED EXHIBITION
                  OF BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF
                        CAROL FITZGERALD

will be on view from SEPTEMBER 26-DECEMBER 5, 1997, at The Bienes
Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor,
100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.

The sixty-five books in The RIVERS OF AMERICA series were published
from 1937-1974, by Farrar and Rinehart (1937-1946) and its
successors: Rinehart & Company (1946-1960); Holt, Rinehart and
Winston (1960-1974).  Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939] was the
general editor from 1937-1939.

Assembled over the past eleven years and gleaned from Carol
Fitzgerald's large and encyclopedic collection, the exhibition
highlights 103 books, drawings, and other printed materials.

The series was projected to be written by "novelists and poets" and
illustrated by "professional artists".  Among titles displayed
are: THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS by Marjory Stoneman Douglas,
illustrated by Robert Fink; THE BRANDYWINE, by Henry Seidel Canby,
illustrated by Andrew Wyeth; and THE SANGAMON, by Edgar Lee Masters,
illustrated by Lynd Ward.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of THE
EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the exhibit
showcases it, along with three other Florida rivers: THE SUWANNEE
and THE ST. JOHNS, and a later title about the Hillsborough, RIVER OF
THE GOLDEN IBIS.

The exhibition will also be available (as of October 20, 1997) on the
Bienes Center's webside at: www.co.broward.fl.us/bienes.

Upon request, a 40-page complimentary catalog will be available
October 9, 1997.



-----------------------------------------------
James A. Findlay
Librarian
The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne and Michael Bienes
  Special Collections and Rare Book Library     _______
Broward County Library                         /______/(
100 S. Andrews Ave.                           (_______(
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301                     (________(

954-357-8692 (phone)
954-357-6762 (Fax)

JFindlay@mail.bcl.lib.fl.us (e-mail)

http://www.co.broward.fl.us/bienes


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