UCSD Geisel Library Exhibit
Tom Swift, Inventor of the Century
Young inventor and adventurer Tom Swift, hero of juvenile literature, has been a popular read since 1910. Many scientists and inventors credit Tom Swift with inspiring them to study hard and dream big.
The UCSD Arts Library celebrates the Tom Swift Centennial with an exhibit of artwork, books and other Tom Swift treasures on the lower level, West wing of Geisel Library at UCSD starting June 1, 2010 and ending July 31, 2010.
Join us for two special live events at the exhibit site. On Monday, June 14 at noon we present a live, radio drama re-enactment of Tom Swift and his Air Ship. On Friday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. we present a live radio drama re-enactment of Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X. Actors from San Diego’s Write Out Loud will perform along with the UCSD Arts Library’s own Scott Paulson providing live music & old-school radio sound effects.
Refreshments are served at both of these live events. Admission is free and the public is invited. Tom Swift scholar James Keeline will speak briefly at both events.
EXHIBIT AT EVENT (JULY 17-18 AT SHERATON MISSION VALLEY)
There will also be an exhibit at our convention. We will remove some of the more valuable items (temporarily) from the library exhibit and add to them with other pieces of artwork, collectibles and books. The showpiece of the exhibit will be the Airship which was built for a Tom Swift movie which was never filmed. The exhibit will be open to all attendees to the convention and will also have a sales area.