- Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2018.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- Smythe bound, stiff paper covers with French flaps
- 96 pages
- ISBN: 9780990448730
Price: $25.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 133389
Catalog for a 2018 exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center, August 23-November 11, 2018, drawn from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness.
Schimmel has gathered almost 24,000 narratives and representations of women in the American wilderness, from North Pole to South, over the past forty-five years. This exhibition's selection of one hundred and forty-five books, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia by one hundred and one women and one man, dating from 1682 to 2015, reflects the sweep of women's experiences in the American wilderness. The items shown range from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705), Maria Sibylla Merian's monumental study of the flora and fauna of Surinam, hand-printed and probably hand-colored by her, to sharpshooter and entertainer Annie Oakley's travel trunk and gloves, and a souvenir envelope with a one-inch red heart through which she shot from a distance of twenty feet.
This exhibition was previously shown at the the Saint Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri, and the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. The catalogue has been revised for this installation, with many additions and corrections, and a new introduction by Regan Kladstrup.