PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —
Roger E. Stoddard, Brown class of 1957, and former curator of the Harris Collection, will speak at Brown University this fall. For the last fifty years, Stoddard has served as a curator of Houghton Library, taught classes at Harvard, and published extensively.At 12:30pm, on Wednesday, October 24, Stoddard will discuss his time working in the John Carter Brown Library with the talk “The education of a bibliographer by Lawrence Wroth” as part of the JCB’s Wednesday Fellows’ Lunch Talk series. And, at 7pm on Thursday, October 25, in the Lownes Room of the John Hay Library he will present “How I discovered that Brown is the University of books.” This talk will examine Stoddard’s research that contributed to his descriptive bibliography of early American poetry, which he began forty years ago at the John Hay Library.
An exhibit of early American poetry, The Work of a Lifetime: Roger Stoddard, Early American Poetry, and the Collections of the Libraries at Brown University, curated by Stoddard will simultaneously be on view October 12 through December 14 in the John Hay Library’s Gammell Gallery and North Gallery exhibition rooms.
These events are free and open to the public.