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Marcelita Swann Dec 10
From Corr-Proust Prix Goncourt 1919: CP 03992: Jacques-Émile Blanche à Marcel 15 déc 1919 Team: Françoise Leriche, Nathalie Mauriac Dyer, François Proulx, and Caroline Szylowicz
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 10
Join us at our Holiday Party, December 12th from 3-5pm! It will include an informal workshop on cutting your own quill and provide an opportunity to experiment with various inks and papers. The event is presented by with Doug Sanders, Paper Conservator
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 9
First of several reminders: will close on Friday December 20 at 5pm for winter break. We re-open Thursday January 2, 2020 at 9am. Happy holidays!
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 9
Replying to @RelUnrelated
We are open from 9-5 M-F through 12/20, then we close for winter break. You're welcome to come in anytime! (No need to know one of us personally, these are public exhibits!)
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Newberry Library Dec 4
You hear that, people: standard practice.
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RBMS Dec 2
Spread the word! The RBMS Conference Scholarships Committee is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2020 RBMS conference in Bloomington, IN. First time and returning attendees are welcome to apply. Apply by January 10, 2020
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 25
Reminder! will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We reopen Monday morning at 9am.
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Dr. Renée Trilling ❄️ Nov 21
Shout out to the excellent curators for a truly fabulous instructional session with my Intro to OE students this week. They all want to play with manuscripts now! Thanks so much--we're incredibly lucky to have this collection and amazing staff .
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SmithsonianLibraries Nov 21
Beware the white cotton menace! "Why don't you wear white gloves?" is a common question for our Special Collections staff. Reference Librarian shares why these accessories are more of a librarian stereotype than useful handling tool:
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Smile Politely Nov 12
The is hosting an exhibition that showcases the rich history of conservation practices, both those that were beneficial and those that were devastating to the items:
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 15
Join us this afternoon!
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 11
D.H. Melhem was Gwendolyn Brooks’ friend and biographer. The RBML acquired forty-seven books from D.H. Melhem’s personal library in 2018. These books are now cataloged and available for viewing in the reading room. Read more about D.H. Melhem here:
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 6
Join us on Friday November 15th from 3-5pm for a public lecture: “Frederic Goudy & H. G. Wells: The Time Traveler’s Typeface.” This talk by Rex Parker covers Goudy and Wells' collaboration on The Door in the Wall and the creation a timeless typeface. Free and open to the public!
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 5
Currently on display in our pop-up exhibit cases: Historic Data Visualization! Stop by and see examples of graphic representations of data from our collections, or read more about it on our blog:
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 1
Don't forget this is today! We hope to see you there!
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U of Illinois RBML Oct 31
It's here! ! Read a little history of Halloween pop-up books on our blog:
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U of Illinois RBML Oct 30
Only one more day until ! Celebrate by reading our blog post about one of our favorite authors, Edward Gorey:
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U of Illinois RBML Oct 29
Replying to @lynnemthomas
It does! He seems like the mischievous, hiding in a pumpkin type too...
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U of Illinois RBML Oct 29
Happy and ! [Pop-up peekaboo! pumpkin by Clare Lloyd, SE. L7756p]
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U of Illinois RBML Oct 28
Our Dad's Weekend Open House is this Friday, November 1, 3-5! RSVP here:
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