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SSMP Highlight: Jane Kjaer, Silver on Display

November 19, 2015

Tea time traditions on campus?  Last spring, Skidmore College's Scribner Library Special Collections received a “cartload” of boxes holding Lucy Scribner’s household items, including porcelain and silverware collections. Under the care of Special Collections assistant Jane (Yana) Kjaer, the items were displayed in the Scribner Library this summer. The exhibit  “Lucy Scribner’s Gift,” gave context to each item, which is explained more in this clip from SSMP’s extended interview with Jane. 

Lucy Scribners Gift on exhibit  

Hear more about the process of creating the exhibit and the items it includes.


Jane Kjaer While researching Lucy Scribner's history for this exhibit, Jane used extensively Helen and David Porter's books. Through these resources she was able to read transcriptions of Lucy's diaries to get a sense of who she was. Learn more about Lucy Scribner's lifestyle.




Jane Kjaer and small exhibit (outside Special Collections).