Students were asked to select an item/book from the Special Collections area of the CU’s Norlin Library and research and prepare a digital presentation using the data found on the item/book selected.  I was immediately drawn to The Literary Souvenir of 1826 because of my current business interests.  The intricate glass-beaded front and back covers, as well as the alluring plates (illustrations) contained within were captivating…and clearly held a story for me to tell.This digital presentation has been prepared to satisfy a multimedia and multimodal expository writing assignment for a Spring 2012 ENGL/WST 1260-002 course conducted by Kirstyn Leuner at the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, Colorado.

I hope you enjoy your trip through time as much as I did.