Tarzan Birthday Bash Planned for Sunday at U of L

It’s been 100 years since author Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, and the University of Louisville is planning a party to celebrate.

Why? U of L’s Special Collections Department is home to the world’s largest institutional collection of Tarzan material, the university said.

The Tarzan party will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library.

The party will include appearances by John R. Burroughs — the author’s grandson –Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin, “Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan” novelist Robin Maxwell and others, the university said. The party will also include vintage posters, film stills and presentations.

Organizers are also planning to serve cake.

WFPL’s Rick Howlett will be there for a feature to run later.

Joseph Lord

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