This weekend is American University’s All-American Weekend. As part of the Golden Eagles Reunion, the Humanities Truck partnered with the American University archives to present the Class of 1968 exhibit on the AU quad Friday, October 19th. Archivists Leslie Nellis and Austin Arminio collaborated with Graduate Fellow Maren Orchard and Humanities Truck Director Dan Kerr to create the exhibit. In addition to numerous captioned photos, a slideshow of nostalgic photographs played while an infamous speech by Hubert Humphrey sounded throughout the grounds.
Maren, Dan, Austin, and Julie Hawks (Humanities Truck Program Coordinator) greeted visitors and answered questions about the exhibit and the truck. Maren and Dan also conducted several oral history interviews with AU alumni.
We plan to create an online exhibit of the event that will include images from the exhibit and the oral history interviews. Stay tuned!