Notes on Exhibit

This exhibit was originally mounted during the months of April and May of 1994 in the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. All of the works displayed are owned by the Special Collections Library, all but one being a part of the library's Labadie Collection.

Following the exhibition, the materials were photographed by John Weise, using a Nikon camera and Kodak Ektachrome 35mm slide film. The film was processed by the University of Michigan's Biomedical Communications office, and the resultant slides were digitized using a slide scanner and a Sun workstation. The digitized files were then written to two Kodak Photo-CDs.

The images were imported into Adobe Photoshop 2.5, running on a Macintosh Quadra 660AV with 16Mb of RAM, using Kodak's Photo-CD image filter. The files were then saved as TIFF images. The images were then converted to JPEG in a batch process using the program Debabelizer. The resulting JPEG images are those used in this exhibit. JPEG compression was set to fair, and image quality to good. Each image is approximately 150kb large.

To produce the GIF thumbnail images, a UNIX program called jpeg2mosaic was used. The program produces a jpeg and a gif image from a jpeg original. Default settings were used.

The html pages were coded by hand, using the exhibit brochure as a base text.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this project, please feel free to send them to the exhibit curator, Tom La Porte.

Thomas A. La Porte, Exhibit Curator
Special Collections Library
Hatcher Graduate Library
University of Michigan