The annual Friends of the UA Library luncheon meeting will feature a "show and tell" display of select acquisitions made possible by the UA Friends of the Libraries.
Guest speaker and fellow friend is the former director of the University of Arizona Press, Stephen Cox. This day will mark the bicentennial of the launching of the Lewis and Clark expedition across the West, the Great American Epic journey. On May 18, 1804, the men of the expedition were encamped at St. Charles, Missouri, preparatory to launching into the unknown.
Cox will give a talk, "Lewis & Clark and Me" sharing his firsthand experience as editor of the University of Nebraska Press in publishing the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The special collections of six libraries played a crucial role in this edition, and so it will also be a celebration of libraries.
Those attending the luncheon will have the opportunity to see this unique edition of the journals, which will be brought on site for viewing through the care of the UA Special Collections. The Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moultonthe most accurate and inclusive edition ever publishedis one of the major scholarly achievements of the late 20th century.