A Peek Into Cross-Disciplinary Research at the Special Collections Library

Liz welcoming visitors to Special Collections Reading Room

What kind of research can you do in Special Collections? Many people may think that using the materials here is only for “serious” scholars who are conducting historical research into specific topics, but the space is open to everyone (and anyone - that means you!) who wants to get their hands on primary sources. Browse some featured items here and ponder what kinds of research questions one could come up with...

Coffee and Old Lice? Join us to Celebrate a New Exhibit on the History of the Microscope

Left: Philippe Sylvestre Dufour (1622-1687). Traitez nouveaux & curieux du cafe, du the et du chocolate. Lyon: Jean Baptiste Deville, 1688; Right:

The Special Collections Library will host a reception to celebrate a new exhibit, "Through the Magnifying Glass: A Short History of the Microscope." Please join the exhibit curators, Pablo Alvarez and Gregg Sobocinski, to chat about this exciting display. There will be coffee and other refreshments. Date: April 24 (Friday) 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. Place: Seventh floor of the Hatcher Library.

Singing the Antiphonary: New Online Exhibit and Event at the UMMA

From left to right: Adam Wills Begley, Noah Horn, Austin Stewart, Glenn Miller, Matthew Abernathy, and Dr. Stefano Mengozzi.

On August 26 2014, led by Dr. Stefano Mengozzi, a group of six singers recorded a selection of Gregorian chant music at the St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Ann Arbor. They sang from a fifteenth-century Antiphonary from the Special Collections Library, an extraordinary manuscript copied in Venice and richly illuminated by the Italian miniaturist, Benedetto Bordon.

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