Djuna Barnes in the spotlight, thanks to UMD Libraries
An exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum explores the early journalistic career
of Djuna Barnes, American writer and women’s rights advocate, whose papers and
correspondence are part of the collections of the University of Maryland
So rich are the university’s collections pertaining to Barnes, the exhibition
is comprised entirely of materials from the University of Maryland.
Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919, runs
through August 19.
In 1973 and 1977 the university purchased from Barnes her personal and family
papers, correspondence, writings, printed matter, and serial publications.
Listen to this
Public Radio story, which aired June 16, 2012, to learn more about Barnes'