The Department of English, University of Florida,
The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and Media,
and The Alachua County Library District, present a lecture by

Martin W. Sandler

7:00 PM
March 11, 2002

Millhopper Branch Public Library
3145 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL

Martin W. Sandler is the author of more than forty books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, The Story of American Photography/An Illustrated History for Young People received The Horn Book Award, one of the most prestigious awards for children’s literature. His most recent books include Against the Odds/Women Pioneers In the First One Hundred Years of American Photography; Photography/An Illustrated History; America! A Celebration, with a foreword by Walter Cronkite; and Sandler’s forthcoming The Young Reader’s Book of Great Disasters. His other books include The Vaqueros/The World’s First Cowboys; Beyond the Bottom Line; American Image (written in conjunction with the Eastern Kodak Company in Celebration of the 150th anniversary of photography); This was America; and The Library of Congress’s Young People’s American History Series.

Mr. Sandler has also won many awards – including seven Emmys – for his television work. He was the creator and co-writer of the acclaimed twelve-part television series, This Was America. Other television programs and series for which he was executive producer and writer include Excellence In the Public Sector (starring Tom Peters); American Image (starring Hal Holbrook); American Treasure (starring Gene Kelly); and The Entrepreneurs (starring Robert Mitchum).

He has taught American history and the history of photography at both the University of Massachusetts and Smith College, and has lectured extensively in photography. Major exhibitions of his photographic discoveries have been held throughout the country.

Mr. Sandler’s March 11 lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Free tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the program.

On March 12, Mr. Sandler will meet informally with UF students and faculty. For more information regarding these events, contact John Cech, at <jcech@english.ufl.edu>, or (352) 392-6650 x285.