We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the Special Collections Library. The display showcases recent acquisitions that strengthen our extraordinary holdings in the areas of radical literature, transportation history, film, rare books, culinary history, Islamic manuscripts, children's literature, and Judaica.
Visitors will encounter a fascinating eclectic display of unique artifacts, truly reflecting the broad range of our collecting interests. Artifacts on display include historical treasures like Emma Goldman’s well-traveled suitcase, Orson Welles’ cutting script for the film Around the World, a fifteenth-century manuscript containing an Arabic treatise of "materia medica" attributed to Galen, a 1850 contract for the remount of the moving machinery of the St. Petersburg and Moscow Railway, and Mildred Taylor’s illustrated novella for children, The Gold Cadillac, narrating a Northern black family’s experience of Southern segregation and prejudice during the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young girl.
Dates: May 9th through September 21st
Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, 7th Floor Exhibit Space