067 - American Animals

Movie time! We're watching the 2018 heist film American Animals, based on the real theft of rare books from Transylvania University's special collections. We talk about libraries and the carceral state, the worth of library workers versus special collections, and birds.

 

Media Mentioned

https://www.vulture.com/2018/06/the-real-life-heist-caper-behind-american-animals.html

https://www.audubon.org/news/in-american-animals-audubons-art-source-obsession-greed-and-infamy

https://www.transy.edu/1780/2020/09/transylvania-special-collections-librarian-retires-after-26-years-of-connecting-researchers-with-historical-treasures/

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