Chicago Open Archives event: A behind-the-scenes tour will be offered at 3:15 pm, followed by a 4 pm gallery talk given by a curator of the exhibition "Alma Lach’s Kitchen: Transforming Taste." Like Julia Child and James Beard, Lach was a chef, cookbook author, and food consultant who opened mid-century American kitchens to new techniques and ingredients. Visitors can also view a selection of treasures from the Center's collections, including Ida B. Wells' diary and Enrico Fermi's Manhattan Project notebook.
The tour will last 30-45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute gallery talk. There will be time to view the exhibit after. Registration is not necessary, but is encouraged. This event is free of charge.
The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library's rare books, archives, and manuscript collections.