The Polish Room at Lockwood Library

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2pm

Members &  Friends Polish Arts Club of Buffalo

     The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo will hold  a program on Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM in 223 Lockwood on the SUNY Buffalo North Campus.

     The purpose of the meeting will be to meet and greet Rose Orcutt, BFA, MLS, who became the new curator of the university libraries’ Polish collection a year ago, succeeding Jean Dickson who retired.

     Ms. Orcutt will give a presentation on the libraries’ recent project digitizing the cartoons of Henryk Archacki that appeared in Dziennik dla Wszystkich, the local Polish language newspaper that was the predecessor of today’s Am-Pol Eagle

     The university’s website describes Archacki as a “Polish immigrant, journalist and well known graphic artist”.  His cartoons were based on current events, sports, literature, and “historical curiosities”.  His series had the title “Czy wiecie, ze…” or “Do you know that…”.

     Following Ms. Orcutt’s presentation, we will tour the Polish Room on the sixth floor of Lockwood and view the changes that the new curator has made to its physical layout.  An opportunity will be provided to ask Ms. Orcutt questions about her recent restructuring of the collection.

     In addition, those attending can view Ms. Orcutt’s new exhibit on Polonia that consists of artifacts from Jean Dickson’s collection.  Ms. Orcutt is also the Exhibit Coordinator of Arts and Sciences Libraries and she has designed and produced, been the co-curator for, or contributed to 30 library exhibits at UB over the past decade.

     Ms. Orcutt earned her BFA from UB in 1997 with a major in Printmaking and a minor in Religious Studies.  She received her MLS (Masters of Library Science) degree from UB in 1999.   She was born in the US but spoke Polish in her home as a small child because both of her parents were from Poland.  Living in the small community of Fort Plain outside Albany, she had to learn English when she started school there.

     All Polish Arts Club programs are open to the general public.  Admission is free for members; a $5 donation is requested of non-members. 

     In order to get to Lockwood Library, take the SUNY Buffalo exit off I-990, merge onto the campus road, turn left at the first light, turn right at the first stop sign, and then turn left onto Augspurger Road.  Park in Jacobs parking lot, either B or C, which will be on your left.

     Alternatively, you may take the Coventry entrance from Millersport Highway (NY #263), turn left onto Augspurger Road, and then park in Jacobs parking lot, either B or C, which will be on your right.

     From the parking lot, walk up the ramp and proceed straight to Lockwood Library.

     If unable to climb a staircase, you can enter Baldy Hall (adjacent to Lockwood), take the elevator to the second floor, turn left and follow the walkway into the second floor of Lockwood.  There are handicap parking spots in front of Lockwood.   
Any questions contact Al Karney, Polish Arts Club Vice-President
at (716) 434-4984.

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Lockwood Library, University at Buffalo