Curator's Tour: "Tune in Again" Exhibit

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Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us in the Deering Library lobby on Valentine's Day for a love letter to old-time radio--a curator's tour of the new University Archives exhibit "Tune in Again: How Three Northwestern Co-eds Created One of Radio's First Soap Operas."

The exhibit tells the story of the "Clara, Lu 'n' Em" radio show, which ran from 1930-46 and was written and performed by three alumnae of Northwestern's School of Speech (now Communication).  "Clara, Lu 'n' Em" was the first radio show written by women, and, with its daytime timeslot and its sponsorship by a manufactuter of dishwashing detergent, it was also the first "soap opera."  

The Curator's Tour will include a look at the objects, documents, and photos in the exhibit; the voices of Clara, Lu, and Em; surprise guest stars; and--for Valentine's Day--heart-shaped cookies.

If you can't join us for this tour,  the exhibit runs through March 21, 2014, during Deering Library's open hours. Audio wands with three "Clara, Lu 'n' Em" broadcasts are available from the Music Library Circulation desk. You can also schedule a special tour by contacting

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