The Showgirl Collection and Other Archives that Will Surprise You
When someone says the word library, what pops into your head? Books and computers, sure, but libraries have expanded. Maybe you included movies and music, sewing machine and 3D printers, toys and garden supplies. Odds are good that your local library includes most or all of these, but what about puppets, medical supplies or antique valentines? All of these, along with other sorts of special collections exist in large public libraries, on college campuses and corporate headquarters. These unique additions showcase librarianships ability to expand the definition of literacy to include cultural artifacts and other items of historical importance. Below are five collections that showcase how expansive the idea of a collection can be.