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The Afterlife of Alice in Wonderland was an exhibit of various editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other Alice-related material.  The exhibit included the first American edition of the text (D. Appleton, 1866) and other editions of the original text, including a facsimile edition of the original manuscript, Adventures Underground, which includes Lewis Carroll's own illustrations.  Other items on display included later editions and illustrated versions of the book, texts that reference Alice, and material, such as an Alice chess set, teacups, album covers, play scripts and dolls, from popular culture. This classic of children's literature shows the popularity of the Alice story as it reverberates through American culture and as it contributes to ideas of American childhood.

The exhibit ran from October 15 - December 15, 2007, in the Special Collections exhibit area on the second floor of the Smathers Library. A tea party reception for the exhibit was held on November 7, 2007 at 3:30pm.