Newsies

Newsies
A Tennessee Special Edition

The Tennessee Performing Art Center (TPAC), the Tennessee State Museum and the Special Collections of the Nashville Public Library have collaborated to present an exhibition on the history of newspaper printing. Along with several interesting stories surrounding the local newspaper industry, the exhibit also examines the newsboy strikes that led to social reform. The exhibit will be on view in the G Level Lobby near the entrance to the museum.

The exhibition will cover the history of newspaper printing in Tennessee, along with several interesting stories surrounding the local newspaper industry. The State Museum has several photographs taken by Lewis Wickes Hine, the American sociologist and photographer who used his camera as a tool for social reform. His images of newspaper delivery boys and other child labor settings will also be featured in the exhibit.

The exhibition also presents the history behind Newsies, The Musical, a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. It will be coming to TPAC as part of the Broadway series in May 2015.

The Special Collections of the Nashville Public Library holds the archives of the Nashville Banner. The newspaper operated continuously in Nashville for 122 years, from 1876 to 1998. Donated to the library in 1998, the Banner archives are divided into four categories — microfilm of newspapers from 1880 to 1998; newspaper clippings, photographic negatives and transparencies collection by Banner photographers between 1934 and 1998; and the photograph collection consisting of printed photographs, wire photos, and some accompanying materials. Many images from the Banner archives are featured in this exhibit.

The Tennessee State Museum has a large collection of items pertaining to our state’s printing industry. A section of the exhibit will examine how old-fashioned printing terms have made their way into the digital age. It will also showcase a recreation of the Knoxville Gazette printing press and press room which is on display in the museum’s permanent exhibits.        

The exhibit will be on view until August 20, 2015. Come read all about it!

 

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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