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The Galileo Manuscript
The Michigan Galileo Manuscript, held in the Special Collections Library, is a draft of a letter to the Doge of Venice explaining the usefulness of the telescope.
In the lower part of the letter Galileo shows the use of this optical device: as he viewed the skies on successive evenings in January, 1610, he noted his first observations of the planet Jupiter and four of Jupiter's moons.
Congratulations Class of 2013!
Whether you braved the Hatcher stacks, tangled with the high-tech gadgets at the Digital Media Commons, asked a Librarian, or discovered the library in your pocket, we’re glad to have been part of your experience. You may be moving on, but we’ll still be here for you, wherever you go. Good luck!
A Book with No Beginning or End
The Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Special Collections has a growing collection of artists' books in its holdings. These books have been created via printing press, silk screening, painting, sewing and numerous other processes. They are made from a wide range of media including aluminum, cloth, handmade paper and glass. The books vary greatly in size and structure. Some fit in the palm of a hand while others span the length of a table. Some are bound while others must be constructed to be read, and still others can be read from multiple directions.