USA Libraries- Voyages: Travel through the Years

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Date(s) - August 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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Marx Library


Voyages: Travel Through the Years

The University of South Alabama Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a new art exhibit, “Voyages: Travel Through the Years” with photographs from The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibit will be on display in the glass cases in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library from August 1 to September 30, 2018.

The exhibit illustrates the common perspective of travelers separated by time. The Hagenbring- Weaver Collection focuses on Mr. Hagenbring’s 1948 trip to Europe. Meanwhile the International Studies Program Collection focuses on the multiple trips from the 1970s by students and faculty. Despite the differences in time, the photographers were able to capture similar perspectives of the people and places they visited.

The images from Europe in this exhibition are from the Hagenbring-Weaver Collection. Henry L. Hagenbring was born in Foley, Alabama, on November 1, 1888. He worked as a postman in Baldwin County for several years but eventually moved to the Chicago area. In 1947, after the death of his wife, Hagenbring decided to retire and take up traveling. The next year he embarked on the first of many overseas journeys, initially Europe, sailing aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth. From 1948 to 1965, Hagenbring’s travels took him to every inhabited continent. Between voyages, he lived at his fishing camp in Magnolia Springs. Hagenbring stopped traveling in the mid-1960s, and died at his Magnolia Springs home in October 1975.

The images of India from this exhibit were taken by The International Studies Program at the University of South Alabama in the 1970s. This program offers a multi-disciplinary and multi- college curriculum designed to prepare students for the needs of a global society. The program, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, combines the study of foreign language and culture with broad training in international studies, regional studies, and international business.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact The McCall Library at 341-3900.