Foster, Kate (School of Information) / Ghering, Cynthia (School of Information) / Light, Michelle (School of Information) / McCollum, Melissa (School of Information)
The exhibit aims to showcase the spy letters of the Sir Henry Clinton Collection and to situate them in an educational framework. The letters form the core of the exhibit. Because the exhibit provides large, readable images of the letters as well as transcriptions, the letters may be used substantively in the classroom. Furthermore, the letters may be accessed and understood in multiple ways. The letters may be reached through their stories, their methods, a timeline, biographies, or a map. The stories provide background contextual information about each letter; while the methods describe their techniques and formats. The map provides a visual representation of the letters' travels. Biographies and a timeline provide supplementary information for further reference. Prints, portraits, and maps also supply additional background to the contents of the letters.