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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 Libraries.

So rich are the university’s collections pertaining to Barnes, the exhibition is comprised entirely of materials from the University of Maryland.

The exhibition, Newspaper 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 National Public Radio story, which aired June 16, 2012, to learn more about Barnes' quirky side.