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Tag: Department of Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation

Wormholes and stains add to backstory of medieval manuscript’s acquisition

Wormholes and stains add to backstory of medieval manuscript’s acquisition

August 8, 2022

The 700-year-old manuscript is the first in a new University of Rochester library collection that honors historian Richard Kaeuper. “I can think of no one more deserving of such a legacy than Dick,” says Tucker Million ’21 (PhD), who was among the nearly 100 alumni who helped make the newly minted Richard W. Kaeuper Collection of Medieval Manuscripts a reality.

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Slaughter family papers help complete the story of a life in politics

Slaughter family papers help complete the story of a life in politics

July 5, 2022

The University libraries received the Robert and Louise Slaughter Family Papers, adding to the previously acquired Slaughter congressional collection.

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Ukraine’s ally in Rochester’s libraries

Ukraine’s ally in Rochester’s libraries

June 29, 2022

A war that has targeted Ukrainian heritage has made the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation a cultural refuge.

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Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

April 12, 2022

The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation has acquired a 30-year writing and editing archive from author, poet, and BOA Edition, Ltd. publisher Peter Conners.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 22, 2022

On the anniversary of the Walt Whitman’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looked back on the legacy of the poet’s work, examples of which are available in the University’s libraries.

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University libraries acquire Confederate spy’s letter to William Henry Seward

University libraries acquire Confederate spy’s letter to William Henry Seward

November 23, 2021

A manuscript letter from Rose O’Neal Greenhow is the latest addition to the William Henry Seward Papers, the University’s largest and most cited archival collection.

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New imaging system captures text from barely open books

New imaging system captures text from barely open books

October 21, 2021

Rochester textual scientist Gregory Heyworth led the development of a digitization method for books with fragile binding.

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New book highlights one of the world’s largest collections of HIV/AIDS posters

New book highlights one of the world’s largest collections of HIV/AIDS posters

June 30, 2021

Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster features the University’s HIV/AIDS education posters and gives a preview of next year’s Memorial Art Gallery exhibition.

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Pride Month’s alright for fighting

Pride Month’s alright for fighting

May 28, 2021

Rare Books and Special Collections explores Pride Month’s roots in protest and fighting back, with collections that help tell the story of Rochester’s queer community.

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3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

April 2, 2021

Celebrate rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and other literary techniques by exploring the collected papers of poets John A. Williams, Samuel Greenlee, and Vince Clemente.

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