Past Exhibits

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SalmagundiSalmagundi is a quarterly of the Humanities and Social Sciences which is addressed to the "general" reader rather than to the academic specialist. Founded in 1965 and published since 1969 at Skidmore College, the magazine routinely publishes essays, reviews, interviews, fiction, poetry, regular columns, polemics, debates and symposia.

Among the writers long associated with Salmagundi are Nadine Gordimer, J.M Coetzee, George Steiner, Christopher Hitchens, Seamus Heaney, Mary Gordon, Susan Sontag, Benjamin Barber, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Howard, and Martin Jay.

To mark the 45th anniversary of Salmagundi, the editors have put together an exhibition of archival materials including:

  • Personal letters from Nobel-prize winners like Seamus Heaney and Mario Vargas Llosa, and others from leading American writers like Louise Gluck, Don DeLillo, Allan Gurganus and Mary Gordon
  • Photographs of Salmagundi events and conferences on the Skidmore campus
  • Many other items selected from many thousands of documents from the magazine’s archives.

The assembled materials provide a glimpse into the record of a magazine that has played a significant role in the life of the college for more than forty years.

For more information about Salmagundi and its history, see the Salmagundi website.

Salmagundi also maintains a blog, Salmagundi: Art and Culture Quarterly, which features videos of readings by authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Russell Banks, and many more.

Current issues of Salmagundi are located on the first floor of the Scribner Library. Back issues of Salmagundi (going all the way back to the very first issue) are located in Hoge.

The exhibition will be on display in the cases by the library entrance (1st floor) through April.

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