A New Treasure Trove Arrives At Special Collections!

Poster for the exhibit,  for A New Treasure Trove Arrives at the Special Collections Library

Poster for the exhibit, A New Treasure Trove Arrives at the Special Collections Library

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

From Motor Days in Japan, 1917. Part of the Transportation History Collection
From Motor Days in Japan, 1917. Part of the Transportation History Collection
Taylor, Mildred D. Illustrated by Michael Hays. The Gold Cadillac. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987. First edition. Inscribed by Taylor. Part of the Children’s Literature Collection
Mildred D. Taylor.Illustrated by Michael Hays. The Gold Cadillac. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987. First edition. Inscribed by Taylor. Part of the Children’s Literature Collection
 
Headpiece at opening of  Z̤iyāʾ ʻuyūn  al-nāẓirīn (or Z̤iyāʾ al-ʻuyūn), a work on talismans appearing in the front matter of Qurʾān-i karīm [Tehran, 1936 or 7], p.59
Headpiece at opening of  Z̤iyāʾ ʻuyūn  al-nāẓirīn (or Z̤iyāʾ al-ʻuyūn), a work on talismans appearing in the front matter of Qurʾān-i karīm [Tehran, 1936 or 7], p.59
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas. Politica de Dios y govierno de Christo; sacada de la Sagrada Escritura para acierto de rey, y reyno en sus acciones. Madrid: Pablo de Val, 1666.Part of the Rare Book Collection
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas. Politica de Dios y govierno de Christo; sacada de la Sagrada Escritura para acierto de rey, y reyno en sus acciones. Madrid: Pablo de Val, 1666. Part of the Rare Book Collection
 

 

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