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Jensen Collection
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0943  Wednsday, 25 October 2006

From: 		Mike Jensen <
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Date: 		Monday, 23 Oct 2006 10:54:05 -0700
Subject: 	Jensen Collection

Contributions of appropriate Shakespeariana from SHAKSPER members are 
gratefully welcome.

The Michael P. Jensen Collection for Shakespeare in Mass Media and 
Popular Culture has opened at Southern Oregon University's Lenn and 
Dixie Hannon Library in Ashland, Oregon. The collection represents a 
range of Shakespeare related materials derivative of, inspired by, 
adapted from, and mentioning Shakespeare. The intent is to make these 
materials available to both scholars and the public, anyone interested 
in the actual artifacts of this burgeoning field of academic study. It 
is a place to find films, television productions, radio shows, audio 
books, comic books, comic strips, novels, short stories, plays, art, 
toys, dolls, games, postcards, bookmarks, and other items relating to 
Shakespeare and his characters. Believing that today's junk mail will be 
of interest 100 years from now, marketing materials from publishers of 
Shakespeare books and Shakespeare Festivals will be collected and 
cataloged by year, along with a wide array of theater programs.

The collection is currently a mere couple of hundred items, but will 
grow by several dozen each year as Jensen continues to find and catalog 
materials. A finding guide is being created to assist users in accessing 
this important collection, with Jensen writing one paragraph 
descriptions of everything in which the Shakespeare content is not 
obvious. The finding guide will eventually be available on-line.

To spotlight the opening of the collection, this fall Hannon library 
will display selected items in its second floor exhibit case. The 
display will coincide with a lecture that Mike Jensen will present 
entitled, "The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 32 Years on Radio." This 
lecture is planned for Monday, October 30 at 4 p.m. in the Meese Meeting 
Room (Library 305). Please contact the Hannon Library at 541-552-5835 
for more information.

To make the collection as complete as possible, Mike Jensen actively 
solicits donations. If you have a piece of Shakespeariana that you would 
like to donate, art or kitsch, please contact him at 

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All the best,
Mike Jensen
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