Brown Paper Photo Exhibit Opens at Plymouth State University

October 17th, 2008 by Adam

Beyond Brown Paper, an historical photographic exhibition with an interactive component, opened at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University October 15. The exhibition is a joint project of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, The Center for Rural Partnerships and Lamson Library. Alice Staples, PSU archives/special collections librarian, curated the exhibition, Professor Charles Brown scanned the images (11,000 in total) and Casey Bisson wrote the software to make the collection accessible to the public.

Beyond Brown Paper excerpts photographs from a larger virtual exhibition and interactive Web site displayed at Visitors to the Web site are invited to share information and memories that relate to the photographs (in French or English) online.

The original photographs, glass plates and negatives are housed at the Michael J. Spinelli Jr. Center for University Archives and Special Collections at the Lamson Library and Learning Commons on the PSU campus.

Featured guests at the opening included Barry Kelly from White Mountain Lumber Company, Inc., Jim Wagner of the Northern Forest Heritage Park and Odette Leclerc from the Berlin-Coos County Historical Society, who translated some of the comments from French to English, and a number of former Brown Company employees.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or