We are pleased to announce the “Art in the UW-Parkside Library” spring exhibit, entitled the Charles Nicholas Johnson Slide Collection. This event will be the first of our annual "Selections from the UW-Parkside Digital Collections."
Photographer and U.S. Army non-commissioned officer Charles Nicholas Johnson (1923-2005) was stationed in Tokyo from fall 1954 to September 1957. During this time he photographed color images, capturing everyday life in Japan, urban scenes, landscapes and representations of Japanese culture. Johnson’s family kindly donated this collection of 260 color slides to the archives in 2013. A selection of prints, chosen for their composition and diverse subject matter, will be on display.
Dr. Jeff Alexander, Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies, and Associate Professor of History at UW-Parkside, will introduce the exhibit. He will explain the importance of these unique images, trace the steps that the UW-Parkside archives took to acquire this collection, and discuss the research potential of these intriguing photographs. Digital Initiatives Librarian Melissa Olson will be available to answer any questions about the digitization process and preservation of photographic materials.
Please join us at the UW-Parkside Library on Wednesday, March 18, at noon and 6:00pm. Parking is free in parking lot B.
Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the UW-Parkside Library.
Please see the entire Charles Nicholas Johnson collection at: archives.uwp.edu