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Friday, August 29, 2008

11th annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture

October 9, 2008 will mark the 11th annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture. And to commemorate this occasion, we have invited Mr. Shelby Horn, attorney and one of Gene DeGruson's best friends and closest collaborators to present a talk about Gene’s much loved pet project The Little Balkans Review. This literary, historical and cultural journal from Pittsburg State University was edited by Gene, Shelby and other talented writers and artists. This journal, comprised of articles written by PSU faculty as well as citizens of Pittsburg and the surrounding area included stories, histories, photo and art essays and poems all relating to the history, culture and art of Southeast Kansas. (The "Little Balkans" refers to the unique Eastern European immigrant culture which came to Southeast Kansas along with the coal miners who left their home countries to work in the mines around Pittsburg.

Once again the lecture will take place on October 9th at 7p.m. in Axe Library in the Special Collections Department which is in the basement. After the lecture, refreshments will be served in the browsing area

For further information, contact Randy Roberts (4883, or Jane Victor (4886, We will be very glad to see you there.

Jane Victor
Director of Special Projects
Friends of Axe Library.

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