Celebrating the Charles C. Deam Wilderness

How did a forest near Bloomington become Indiana’s only national wilderness area—the Charles C. Deam Wilderness? People made it happen, and some of them will gather at the Lilly Library on the Indiana University campus on Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. to remember how it all came about.

This event celebrates the Indiana Forest Alliance’s donation to the Lilly Library of Deam Wilderness papers collected by Claude Ferguson, supervisor of the Hoosier National Forest when the creation of the Deam began. A panel discussion consisting of those involved in the establishment of the Deam Wilderness will moderated by David Haberman, president of the board of the Indiana Forest Alliance. Participants who will share Deam Wilderness memories include Bill Hayden, Jeffrey Stant, Bill Miller, and Jeffrey St. Clair.

The files and the recollections to be shared at this session could provide inspiration and ideas for expanding the Deam Wilderness, a goal of the Indiana Forest Alliance. After the one-hour session in the Slocum Room of the Lilly Library (1200 East 7th Street), there will be a reception and an exhibit of selected items from the Deam Wilderness collection.

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lilly Library

Author- Anne Haines

Web Content Specialist in the Discovery & User Experience Department, IU Libraries. I've spoken at events including edUi, Confab Central, Confab Higher Ed, IOLUG, ILF, the IU Libraries' Digital Library Brown Bag series, and the Libraries' In-House Institute. You can find me hanging out at the intersection of content strategy and librarianship, singing a doo-wop song under the streetlight. Follow me on Twitter: @annehaines