Students in Curious George: A Secret History take childhood favorite into their own hands

Students in GERM 16/JWST 25.03, Curious George: A Secret History, take a break from thinking to work with their hands. With the help of Sarah M. Smith and Betty J. Kim at Dartmouth's Letterpress Studio, they learn to set type and carve their own rubber prints, gaining an understanding of the materiality of illustrated books, some of which used to be their childhood favorites. They will put these skills to good use in the final project for the class, which is to imagine a page of the original Curious George (1941) that never came to be.

This is one of many German Studies classes to enjoy collaborations with Dartmouth's vibrant cultural venues like the Rauner Library, the Hood Museum, or the Hopkins Center.