University of Central Florida Libraries

OCTOBER 27 -DECEMBER 10, 2004   

F R A N K E N S T E I N  

Penetrating the Secrets of Nature   










Photo of Frankenstein postage stamp
Frankenstein Postage Stamp


Our sincere thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its major grants, which enabled the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association to collaborate on this thought-provoking traveling exhibit. Without this exhibit, the NEH's $1000 grant, and training for the Principal Investigator of the grant, UCF's Frankenstein extravaganza would not have happened.

If you have enjoyed our programming and wish to express your thanks, we would appreciate your communication with your legislators saying that this was NEH money well spent. If you would also like to send a copy to Cheryl Mahan at the Libraries, we would be grateful. To find your legislators' contact information, please use this link to the U.S. House of Representatives website.

Shown on the left, the Frankenstein stamp was released February 25, 2003 by the U.S. Postal Service as part of the "American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes" series of ten stamps. Among the dignitaries attending the event were Sara Karloff, whose father, Boris, appears as Frankenstein's creature on the "make-up" stamp.

The UCF Libraries are greatly indebted to the Magruder Foundation for their generous gift. Travel for our Frankenstein speakers from outside the Orlando area would not have been possible without the Magruder funding.

Our thanks to the science fiction/fantasy publisher TOR Books, which publishes more Hugo and Nebula award-winning authors than any other publisher. TOR Books was responsible for bringing Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award, to UCF.

Many thanks to Denise Berrios, General Manager of UCF's Barnes & Noble, for providing gift certificates totaling $250, which will be given to winners of our three student Frankenstein competitions --for short story, for ten-minute play, and for film.

To all of our judges and mentors for the three competitions -- we could not have done it without your expertise and help.

To each of our speakers, mostly unpaid, thank you for all the time, enthusiasm, and energy you gave to making UCF's Frankenstein extravaganza a success.

To Henry Petit and the other members of the Cinema Committee of the Campus Activities Board for picking up the tab for public showing rights to Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and especially for all costs involved with the outdoor showing of everyone's favorite Young Frankenstein.

To the UCF Libraries Staff for your encouragement, all the "Frankentoys" you found to share, for playing docent beside the computer terminals and sharing information with our visitors.

To Parri Bolinger and Kristine Shrauger, and their library helpers for their design and hours of work on the Frankenstein cards.

To Merritt Islander Christina Boekhout, thanks for all the time spent finding and then donating so many wonderfully kitschy Frankenstein toys for our displays.

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