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U of Illinois RBML 10h
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U of Illinois RBML 11h
No, you’re not looking at a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Check out more images from Hortus Sanitatis on our Tumblr!
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Robert Dale Parker 18h
Showed my students from the gateway-to-the-English-major class the Rare Books Library here at U of Illinois, with 1st editions—Shakespeare 1st folio, Paradise Lost, Wheatley's poems, Pride & Prejudice, & many more
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U of Illinois RBML Apr 16
“An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.” – Edwin Booth See Edwin Booth and other actors in motion on our Tumblr!
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University Library Apr 12
. houses over half a million rare and carefully curated items! Among other amazing pieces, they have a significant fragments of a Gutenberg Bible (the first major book printed using a printing press):
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U of Illinois RBML Apr 10
It’s Tuesday, which means we’ve got another great example of nineteenth-century typography for you! This ad for a store in Alton, Illinois is another piece from our current exhibit, Designed, Displayed, & Discarded: Ephemeral Printing in Alton, Illinois, 1835-1855.
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U of Illinois RBML Apr 9
Join us for a Public Lecture Series event! April 18th from 3-5pm : "The Process of Creating I am Alphonso Jones," a talk by Stacey Robinson, Professor of Graphic Design & Illustration at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. (Free and open to the public.)
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U of Illinois RBML Apr 4
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Take a look at George Orwell's classic Nineteen Eighty-Four on our Tumblr:
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U of Illinois RBML Apr 2
We took a look at Charlotte Brontë and her novel Shirley on our Tumblr.
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Krannert Art Museum Mar 30
Students! Monday at 5:30pm at the don't miss Museum Careers: A Panel Discussion, feat. museum professionals from & Details:
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Funk ACES Library Mar 30
Weekend diversion: 96 plates of from vol. 3 of Lepidoptera Indica in via and now held in Some of the plates have and too!
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IHLC Mar 29
in 1950, Chicago writer Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer. She was awarded for her 1949 book of poetry entitled Annie Allen.
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 28
Almanacchi Italiani A pop-up exhibit Curated by Gabriella Stuardi & Chloe Ottenhoff Just in time for the spring planting season, this exhibition presents some of the most curious and unique Italian almanacs held in the Cavagna Sangiuliani Collection. See it on display now!
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 28
Our open house is starting now! Come eat our beautiful fruit tart.
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Funk ACES Library Mar 20
We are celebrating with these bull frogs from Our Living World (1885), digitized for by and Currently held by
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 20
Join us for a Spring Open House in the RBML, March 28 at 3pm! Books on display: herbals, medicinal recipes, Audubon prints, & gardener’s delights Curators will be on hand to answer questions. Students interested in rare books and special collections are encouraged to stop by!
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IL International Mar 15
One of our very own University of Illinois librarians makes efforts to help Puerto Rican libraries with disaster recovery. Read more:
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 14
Learn about the Royal and Delightful Game of Piquet on our Tumblr!
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WesleyStudentCenter Mar 9
Neat exhibit of printing from Alton, IL 1835-55. This popped right up. "...where seats will be provided."
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 6
It's ! Check out this advertisement for daguerreotypes on our Tumblr:
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