Description Ansel Adams 1991 calendar book belonging to Jon Richard Grabowski. The calendar contains Grabowski's handwritten notes.
Historical Notes Born in Delaware, Jon Grabowski lived in Manhattan with his wife, Erika. The two had met as students at the University of Maryland. In their time off from their busy schedules, the couple enjoyed going out to dinner and to movies. In September 2001, Jon joined Marsh & McLennan as a vice president of technology information. On September 11, he was at work near the top of the North Tower. Jon was 33 years old.
Curator's Comment Jon Grabowski met his wife, Erika, at the University of Maryland while they were working at a café called Bagel Place. Both were shy, but they connected when Jon was able to explain a philosophical concept that Erika was struggling to understand in class. The couple continued to bond over discussions of favorite books, such as The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Jon noted his work shifts at Bagel Place in his daily planner from 1991, which also contains entries that reflect his passion for music, photography, and academia. HIDE